Michael Stoddart has been organist at European and English Cathedrals and until recently Musical Director at Holy Trinity Cathedral. A Boy chorister at Westminster Abbey and Organ Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, Michael Stoddart has been involved in church and organ music all his life. Studies in Paris with Susan Landale led a varied career throughout Europe. Based in Auckland, he is President of the AOA and ANZCO National Director.
Michael will perform works from Bach, the French romantic masters and modern composers.
SUNDAY 18 AUGUST at 4PM
TAKAPUNA METHODIST CHURCH 427 LAKE ROAD TAKAPUNA
Entry by programme, suggested donation $20. Funds will support organ refurbishment. ALL WELCOME!
Jazz Vespers is a new 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.
Takapuna Methodist Church’s annual Jazz Vespers event is neither a traditional worship service nor just a concert, but an event in which we all participate and enjoy a bit of fun with the jazz idiom and music. There will also be some reflective comments.
David Selfe, renowned jazz pianist and talented exponent of jazz and classical music, joins Callum Hall, cellist and singers for a sumptuous evening of beautiful music.
The theme this year is fruit and flowers.
Sunday 14 July 7pmTakapuna Methodist Church 427 Lake Road, Takapuna
Dance & Arts Therapy New Zealand offers the Dance 4 Us programme on Thursdays 10.30-11.30am throughout the school term at Takapuna Methodist Church. Dance 4 Us is a therapeutic, community-focused programme designed to support adults and young adults with disabilities (including Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, cognitive delays & physical disabilities – wheelchairs and mobility issues). By participating in Dance 4 Us, attendees develop a further sense of belonging along with experiencing being part of a positive, accepting community. Attendees are given opportunities to discover their own unique talents and strengths, as well as the chance to learn and value cultural diversity. Sessions are drop-in style, koha entry. All sessions are led by a qualified Dance Movement Therapist and can have up to 30 individuals.
TMC is delighted to host premier Westlake Girls’ High School choir, Cantare. In 2018 Cantare were runners up in the Te Manu Waiata award at the Auckland regional Big Sing competition for best performance of a work using Maori text. They went on to win Gold at the National Finale in Wellington. This year Cantare are looking forward to sharing a concert with the Toronto Children’s Chorus when they visit NZ and Australia.
Entry by Programme Suggested donation $20. All funds go to organ restoration.
TMC welcomes this vibrant musical duo, featuring artists :
Michael Bell, a fascinating organist, free-lance performer and composer. Michael has a strong memory for musical structure, and is able to create an improvisation around any theme.
Alison Dunlop has played principal oboe in Bach Musica, she’s also principal oboe of Pipers Sinfonia, and plays regularly with Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and the Handel Consort and Quire.