Organ Recital

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Hans Hielscher is organist at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden (Lutheran Cathedral of Nassau) in Germany and has also served as Municipal Organist in Wiesbaden.

Well travelled and world famous, He has presented over 3200 solo organ concerts throughout the world; an event not to be missed>

Nan Hee, GiHyun & KiHei as the Lee Trio will also perform on piano & violin in today’s concert. Freshly returned from their successful visit to Korea, these brilliant young players, members of this Parish, will present 3 pieces of interest.

Meet Hans over refreshments after the recital & purchase CD’s from his extensive 22 recordings.

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.

2019 Concert Events Calendar


 Music Schools March 24th

Cantare Choir from Westlake School 
May 19th at 4pm

Chamber Orchestra from Westlake Schools 
June 30th at 4pm

Jazz Vespers IV 
14th July at 7pm

Michael Stoddart, Organ Recital
25th August at 4pm

Paul Chan, Organ & Trumpet
Date to be advised




Organ & Piano Recital November 2016


Sunday 6 November 2016                           4:00pm – 5:30pm

Takapuna Methodist Church, 427 Lake Rd, Takapuna, Auckland

A feast of inspiring music on both piano and organ from the brilliant recitalist Michael Bell (BMus, DipTchg).

Michael is well known to Auckland organ musicians as a renowned organist, fascinating extemporiser and arranger. His musical ambitions centre on composition.

He has performed with many choirs and orchestras around the Auckland region including NZ Opera Chorus and Bach Music. His passion for the music of J.S. Bach and his improvisations result in a blend of his own classical style with Baroque elements.

Admission by donation ($20 suggested) to support the refurbishment project for the Organ. Under 16 and students free.

Soul on Sunday October 2016


Takapuna Methodist Church presents the next SOUL ON SUNDAY:


6.30pm October 9th 2016

We welcome back Georgia Duder-Wood & the Conscious Music Collective, performing original compositions & jazz/soul classics for inspiration, connection & reflection.

Suggested Donation $20.

Musicians paid a small fee. All other proceeds to The Peace Foundation and Auckland Peace Action.


Repair Cafe Saturday 30th July 2016


Repair Cafe Brochure

A free event where local people can bring broken and damaged items, get them repaired and learn how to fix them themselves in the future.

Bayswater School Hall – Sat 30th July 10am – 1pm
Small Electrical Appliances – Bikes – Clothes – Toys – Small pieces of furniture.
Email: or call: 022 390 7199 if you’d like to know more or ask about a particular item.

Jazz & Soul Concert July 2016


Takapuna Methodist Church Presents


For the inaugural concert: Georgia Duder-Wood & the Conscious Music Collective

What a Wonderful World!

A jazz and soul programme of songs celebrating nature and her gifts.
6.30pm Sunday 24th July 2016
Takapuna Methodist Church 427-429 Lake Road, Takapuna Phone 09 489 4590
Proceeds go towards The Forest & Bird Society (Suggested donation $10-$20)

Soul on Sunday Poster

Jazz Vespers June 2016

Jazz Vespers June 2016

Jazz Vespers is a new take on an old church service. Vespers was 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, will be taking place on Sunday 19 June, at 7.00 pm in the Takapuna Methodist Church, and all are welcome.

Key to the service is the music, and this will be led on piano and organ by Barry Brinson, a well-known jazz pianist and organist. There is to be a specially formed small jazz choir, and contributions from the two excellent singing groups from Takapuna Grammar School, Skat-a-Tak and Bop-De-Wop. These young people will be fresh from singing their hearts out at the NZ Choral Federation’s “Big Sing” Festival in Auckland.

The service itself will comprise well known jazz standards, arranged for the choir by Barry, and intermingled with poetry, prayer and thoughts for the day. The choice of pieces reflects the spirituality available in jazz. There will also be opportunities for the congregation to swing along with the musicians, and Barry will be playing some of his own jazz compositions and arrangements on the big TMC pipe organ.

A collection will be taken to cover costs, and to contribute to the Church’s social service programme.

The use of the jazz style in church services is not new. The United Church of Canada, St Andrew’s Wesley Church has a Jazz Vespers every week, and the Baptist Churches of the southern United States and elsewhere where African Americans gather, are well known for this form of musical worship. Come and join in.