Rata-Tui Duo

15 October 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

 

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Clarinet & Strings

Tuesday 5th September 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)

 

Takapuna Methodist present

Westlake Girls & Boys

Symphony & Chamber Orchestras

Sunday 13 August 4pm

TMC are delighted to present the Westlake Girls & Boys Symphony & Chamber Orchestras – who have received National and International Gold Awards

Entry by programme: Suggested donation $20

JAZZ VESPERS

Sunday 16th July 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.

Children’s Easter Craft Afternoon

Friday 7th April 3:30pm at Takapuna Methodist Church

Come along with your family for a free, fun filled afternoon of creating Easter crafts and enjoy an afternoon tea.

Hot cross buns, Easter eggs and other sweet treats provided. With tea and coffee for the adults. Catering for children from pre-school to Intermdiate age. All welcome.

Find event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1892428084365582

Repair Cafe March 2017

Saturday 25th March 11am-2pm

Bayswater School Hall

Come along to the next Repair Café in Bayswater at the school hall from 11am to 2pm on Saturday the 25th of March. Hopefully we’ll all have dried out a little by then. It’s great to have Glenys, Dale, et al involved again. It’s a free pop up event where you can bring broken and damaged items. Bicycles – Clothes – Small pieces of Furniture – Small Appliances – Toys. Local volunteer experts will sit down with you, share their knowledge and do their best to repair things. Last time 29 of the 50 items that were brought along were fixed! It’s all about bringing people together, connecting local people in their communities with others who are happy to share their skills and knowledge, saving people money and reducing the amount of material that ends up in our landfills. Lots of opportunity to be part of this, email me at stephen@ancad.org.nz to get involved…

Organ Recital

Poster

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.

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