Organ Recital – Rebecca-Soojung Lee

Sunday 19th July 4pm

Takapuna Methodist Church is delighted to host this recital by emerging NZ Concert Organist, Rebecca-Soojung Lee.
Rebecca will present a very interesting program including works by Buxtehude, JS Bach, Rheinberger, Messianen and a Mendelssohn Chorale.

Rebecca is in post graduate organ performance studies at Auckland University and is establishing a reputation for excellence, having won the 2018 NZOA Organ Performance Competition.
She is also an organist at Takapuna Methodist Church.

Easter Services 2020

Tenebrae – Service of Shadows

Thursday 7:30pm, 9th April
Watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/takapunamethodist/videos/529827971276430/
or on YouTube: https://youtu.be/07MARjbvGlA

Good Friday

Friday 10:00am, 10th April
Zoom Online Service
Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning.

Easter Sunday

Sunday 10:00am, 12th April
Watch online live: https://takapuna.methodist.org.nz/live-stream
or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/takapunamethodist/videos/583250172541984
or on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LEQypzJV8Vo

Baroque Bassoon

In Your Neighbourhood Baroque Bassoon

6.30pm, Tuesday 24 September

Takapuna Methodist Church

Featuring Ingrid Hagan, Principal Bassoon

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerti

Usually used to reinforce the bass of the orchestra, this In Your Neighbourhood concert brings the bassoon to the centre stage.

APO Section Principal Bassoon Ingrid Hagan leads a group of fellow musicians through the best of Vivaldi’s concerti for woodwind.

The bassoon is a fascinating instrument that was not widely used in orchestras until the 17th century. Baroque composers were in hot demand writing solo and ensemble pieces for the instrument.

Book: https://www.apo.co.nz/whats-on/baroque-bassoon/tuesday-24-september/ or 09 623 1052

Christmas Day 9:30am

All are welcome to join us and celebrate Christmas morning with a family friendly service.
Starting at the earlier time of 9:30am.
Children are welcome to bring along their favourite present.

9:30am, 25th December 2018 at Takapuna Methodist Church, Corner Lake Road & Tennyson Avenue, Takapuna.

Concert – Westlake Chamber Orchestra & Choralation Choir

Sunday 5 August at 4 pm

2018 Concert Series

An extravaganza concert by the Chamber Orchestra and the Choralation Choir from Westlake Girls & Boys schools. These are Gold Award winners in competitions both here in New Zealand and overseas.  The program includes new music composed by Riley Cahill, a former WBHS student, for the Chamber Orchestra.

Orchestra directed by Mark Bennett  and Choir by Rowan Johnston

Sunday 5 August 4pm  at Takapuna Methodist Church, 427 Lake Road, Takapuna.

Entry by Programme, suggested donation $20. (Children free) Funds go to organ restoration.

 

Jazz Vespers III – Music to heal and inspire. Theme this year is “The Moon”

Sunday 8th July 2018 at 7:00pm at the Takapuna Methodist Church

Jazz Vespers is a modern take on an old church service. Vespers were held in the evening, as part of the traditional daily services of the church, and served to bring the day to a spiritual end with music, prayer and repose. Such a service, but using the jazz musical genre, with NZ Jazz musicians will include:

  • A night of contagious rhythms with great musicians playing jazz standards and other moody music related to that particular heavenly body!
  • Reflective contemporary readings and music for all Faiths through Jazz.
  • A concert with a difference in response to enthusiastic acclaim in past years.

Featuring David Selfe – Piano, with Ben McNicoll – Tenor Saxophone, and Jazz singers
At Takapuna Methodist Church Cnr Lake Rd & Tennyson Ave

This is an annual event not to be missed.  Koha in aid of organ upgrade

Latin Follies

Organ and Piano Concert
Serious and less serious music from France and Italy.

at St Peter’s Anglican Church 11 Killarney St Takapuna
2:00pm Sunday 20th May 2018

Featuring Dr. Christopher Hainsworth: organist from France, and John McRae: piano.

Organ & piano duet with Christopher Hainsworth and Michael Cox.
A joint Takapuna Methodist and St Peter’s churches event
Complementary afternoon tea follows the concert.

Admission by programme: Suggested donation $20 to organ refurbishment funds of both churches