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

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)



Sunday 16th July 2017 at 7pm

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.

Organ Recital


Featuring leading North Shore artists: Janet Gibbs on Organ,
Alison Dunlop on Oboe, Peter Reid on Cornetto and Baroque trumpet.            Solo and in concert.

Entry is by donation for which $20 is suggested (Tertiary students and Children free) in support of a major project to upgrade and refurbish the organ.

The organ in this church is a significant instrument, the largest true pipe organ on the ‘Shore, but is in urgent need of refurbishment and upgrade. Donations are sought for this project. For more information see Takapuna Organ.

Enquires: phone 489 4590 or 418 2494.

Easter Services

Thursday 13th April                     Tenebrae Service 7.30pm at TMC

Good Friday 14th April

Combined service with St Peters 10am at TMC

Sunday 16th April

Dawn Service 6.30am (meet at The Strand, Takapuna Beach)

Easter Sunday 10am at St Lukes Methodist Church, Northcote

TMC Welcomes School Choirs

Two Premier School Choirs on the North Shore will perform at the Takapuna Methodist Church.  Presenting a programme from their repertoire prepared for Choralfest Conference in Brisbane, in June this year.

Entry by programme and suggested donation of $20 in aid of the organ upgrade project