When organ meets trumpet

Paul Chan, with trumpeter Jake Krishnamurti, will present an exciting programme including Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major BWV 552 by Bach, Sonata in D by Purcell, and Prayer of St Gregory by Alan Hovhaness. Jake will also play famous trumpet tunes such as Te Deum by Charpentier and Rondeau by Purcell, interspersed with organ solo works including Elizabethan Serenade, Highland Cathedral, and a Norwegian composition.

Paul is currently the organist of St Matthew-in-the-City and King’s College in Auckland. Jake is a recent graduate in classical trumpet and computer science and has performed with the APO and Auckland Youth Orchestra.

Organ Capers

Organ Recital
Christopher Hainsworth
2nd February 2020 at 4pm

Christopher Hainsworth

Presents a mainly light-hearted concert organised around the birthdays of the class of ’19 (Strozzi, L.Mozart, C.Schumann, von Suppé and Offenbach) and the class of ’20 (Vieuxtemps, Beethoven and Vierne), not forgetting Rossini’s 55th birthday (on February 29th!) and a surprise or two…

Based in France, Christopher returns to his home country of New Zealand, performing concerts with outstanding skill and showmanship. 

Christopher is well known in the NZ organ world as an entertaining classical organist. He studied organ with prominent NZ Organists and with Jean Ferrard (Professor at the Conservatoire of Brussels).

Chris has been free-lancing in France and around Europe for 30 years, often travelling with his fortepiano or harpsichord.

When not playing, Chris has also been Associate Professor of Music at Waikato University, Director of Beziers Conservatoire (France), Director of Music at Hamilton Cathedral and Organist «titulaire» of Beziers Cathedral (his current position)

Chris is also keen on popular music and accompanying silent movies and has accompanied New Zealand silent film at the Wroclaw International Film Festival.

SUNDAY 2nd February 2020 at 4PM

TAKAPUNA METHODIST CHURCH 427 LAKE ROAD TAKAPUNA

Entry by programme, suggested donation $25. Funds will support organ refurbishment. ALL WELCOME!

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

Organ extravaganza

Michael Stoddart 18th August 2019

Michael at the Cathedral Organ

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!

Tutti Fruity – Jazz Vespers

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 7pm Takapuna Methodist Church 427 Lake Road, Takapuna