Winds of Change Jazz concert featuring Ben Fernandez

Winds of Change – a musical journey through changing soundscapes and landscapes with jazz trio TriBus.
Featuring Ben Fernandez – Piano, Andrew Hall – saxophone and Paul Naveen – Drums.

Saturday September 8,  7pm  Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Road, Takapuna,  Entry by programme. Suggested donation $20 School age free.

In support of our Shore to Thrive programmes – Repair Cafe and Kaitahi dinners.  Enquiries phone TMC office  489 4590.

ALL welcome!

Organ & Oboe Musical Feast

Sunday 11th March 2018 at 4pm

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.

Entry by Programme.  Suggested donation $20

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe
Saturday 11th November 2017 10am

A new Pop up event – a Repair Café – begins 10am at TMC. Bring your broken and damaged items and get them repaired for free, or learn how to fix them again in the future. It’s about saving money, bringing people together, learning new skills and reducing waste.

DETAILS: More info here: repaircafeauckland.com or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1936102663272124/

Rata-Tui Duo

15 October 2017 at 4pm
Organ & Baroque Cello

Join us for a musical extravaganza.
Julien Hainsworth resides in Burgundy, performs around Europe with top French baroque ensembles, and plays regularly in prestigious festivals.  Julien’s father, kiwi born Chris Hainsworth, taught at Waikato University and Beziers Conservatoire in the South of France before devoting himself entirely to performance on organ, fortepiano and harpsichord.  Together they are the “Rata-Tui Duo”.

Entry by programme: suggested donation $20
Proceeds to the Organ Refurbishment Fund

 

An Introduction to Te Ao Maori

TMC CommunityMatters invites you to a workshop with

Rangi Davis
Tuesday 7th November 2017 7.30pm at TMC

TOPIC:
He aha te mea nui,
he tangata, he tangata,
he tangata

What is the greatest gift on earth
it is a human being

Rangi Davis is a mother of seven grown children and twenty-two mokopuna.  Born to strong fluent Maori speaking women, and grounded in nature.  Tikanga Maori and Christianity has been the base of her groundedness.

Having a deep appreciation for nature and natural elements through a Maori world view, a strong sense of values both Maori and Pakeha along with creative initiatives holds dear to her heart.  Strengthening   wahine leadership for the sake of her whanau, community, hapu and iwi is a strong calling.

Come along and explore a wairua journey with Rangi.  She will          introduce you to Te Ao Maori, with simple whakawhanaungatanga, storytelling, waiata and build on the gifts and talents that come to the evening.

Rangi Davis workshop

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Clarinet & Strings

Tuesday 5th September 2017 at 6.30pm

James Fry, Associate Principal Clarinet, and fellow musicians from the APO will perform works that showcase the versatility of the clarinet. Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet is both evergreen and autumnal.

For more details and tickets – https://www.apo.co.nz
(door sales also available)

 

JAZZ VESPERS II

Sunday 16th July 2017 at 7pm

MUSIC TO HEAL AND INSPIRE
at Takapuna Methodist Church

Once again the Takapuna Music Group presents an evening of jazz-based music-making in a service of worship – a blend of music, prayers and thoughtful ideas, making jazz an integral part of the occasion.

This form of worship dates from the 1960s, when it originated in New York, and has proved increasingly popular over the years.

This year the Group is featuring the Camerata Chamber Choir conducted by Jenny Firth, who will present extracts from “A Little Jazz Mass” by the well-known British Choral composer Bob Chilcott, combined with a number of modern hymns and songs, all with a jazz –based accompaniment.  The audience will be encouraged to swing along with the singers.

On piano we feature the wonderful young jazz pianist Crystal Choi, already making a name for herself in the jazz music world.  Crystal will entertain with some of her expert improvisations as well as leading the accompaniment for the Jazz Mass and songs.  The presbyter, Rev Peter Norman will lead the service and provide commentaries.