2014 Term 3 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 21st September

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Justin Pearce conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Smetana – Vlatava (The Moldau)
  • Larry Pruden – Harbour Nocturne
  • Mussorgsky – Night on Bald Mountain
  • Rachmaninov – Selections from Aleko

Tickets available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2014 Term 2 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 6th July

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Vincent Hardaker conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Lilburn – Overture: Aotearoa
  • Haydn – Symphony No. 99
  • Sibelius – Symphony No. 1

Tickets available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2014 Term 1 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 13th April

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Rachel Hyde conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Borodin – Prince Igor Overture
  • Bruch – Violin Concerto No. 1 (soloist Simeon Broom)
  • Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 4 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 8th December

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Brent Stewart conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Anthony Ritchie – The Hanging Bulb
  • Anthony Ritchie – Flute Concerto (soloist Karen Batten)
  • Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 3 Concert

2.30pm, Sunday 29th September

St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Vince Hardaker conducts the orchestra with a programme of:

  • Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
  • Delius La Calinda (arranged for flute, oboe and strings)
  • Bottesini Concerto for Double Bass in B minor (soloist – Hiroshi Ikematsu)
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Tickets will be available before the concert from EventFinder for $18 (adult) and $15 (tertiary student/senior).   Tickets at the door: Adults $20;  Students/Senior Citizens/Unwaged $15; School-aged children free.

2013 Term 2 Concert

2:30pm, Sunday 7th July

St Andrew’s on The Terrace
Michael Vinten conducts the orchestra with a programme of:
  • Verdi Oberto Overture
  • Puccini Requiem (arranged for orchestra)
  • Britten Plymouth Town
  • Pärt Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • Wagner Symphony in C
  • Liszt Hommage à Richard Wagner

Concerts 2012

2nd December 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Larry Pruden Westland: A Back-Country Overture
  • Anthony Ritchie Remember Parihaka
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (soloist Kate Oswin)
  • Mendelssohn Symphony No 1

16th September 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Donald Maurice

  • Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Barber Cello Concerto (soloist Inbal Megiddo)
  • Ives Symphony No 2

1st July 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Peter van Drimmelen

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto Op. 56 (soloists Vesa-Matti Leppänen – violin; Andrew Joyce – cello; Diedre Irons – piano)
  • Kenneth Young Douce Tristesse – world premiere
  • Paul Hindemith Trauermusik (soloist Julia Joyce – viola)
  • Georges Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

1st April 2012, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Simon Brew

  • Dorothy Buchanan – Three Sketches for wind octet
  • Ludwig August Lebrun –  Oboe Concerto No.1
  • Bizet – Symphony in C

Concerts 2011

4th December 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel

  • Lilburn Drysdale Overture
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 (soloist Anna Van Der Zee)
  • Warlock Capriol Suite
  • Gounod Petite Symphonie for Winds
  • Bizet Carmen suite No.1

25th September 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Programme

  • Copland Quiet City (soloist Cheryl Hollinger)
  • Copland Appalachian Spring
  • Dvorak Symphony No 9 (‘From the New World’)

3rd July 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Kenneth Young
Soloist: Emma Sayers
Programme

  • Debussy Petite Suite
  • Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
  • Brahms Symphony No 2

Rosemary Collier posted a review on Middle-C:

Another ambitious programme from Wellington’s major amateur orchestra was this time conducted by a leading and very experienced musician. His encouraging attitude was very apparent, and the orchestra responded well…

17th April 2011, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Vinten
Soloists: Linden Loader & Roger Wilson
Programme

  • Sibelius Scaramouche Suite
  • Mahler Songs
  • Schubert Symphony No 10 – completed by Michael Vinton

Lindis Taylor reviewed the concert on Middle-C.

This will go down as one of the most unusual concerts of the year. An orchestral concert entirely of works completed and/or orchestrated by the conductor. Few would claim all three exercises to have been an unmitigated success, but all three had singular virtues and elements of great interest…

Concerts 2010

28th December 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel
Soloist: Claire Harris
Programme

  • Louise Webster Learning to Nudge the Wind
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3. in C minor
  • Sibeilius Symphony No 2. in D

19th September 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Michael Joel
Soloist: Diedre Irons

Programme

  • Haydn Symphony No. 78 
  • Mozart Piano Concerto K.491
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 6 the Pastoral 

27th June 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Justin Pearce
Leader: Frances Hopkins
Programme

  • Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 9
  • De Falla El Amor Brujo
  • Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes

Rosemary Collier reviewed our June concert on Middle-C.

A well-filled church enjoyed an adventurous programme from this amateur orchestra.

28th March 2010, St Andrew’s on The Terrace

Conductor: Rachel Hyde
Leader: Kathryn Maloney
Programme

  • Walton Prelude and Fugue: The Spitfire
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Walton Henry V
  • Elgar Enigma Variations