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


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

Westlake Chamber Orchestra

This award-winning orchestra is currently preparing
for a trip to Australia to take part in the Aspire International Youth Music Festival.

They will perform works by Brahms, Chopin, D Hamilton, and Haydn and an original song written and played by student May Zeng.

Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Road, Takapuna

Sunday 30 June at 4pm.

This concert is part of a series to raise money for restoration of the church organ. Entry by programme, suggested donation $20.



Concert: Premier School Choirs from Kristin & Westlake

Sunday 19 August 2018 at 4 pm

2018 Concert Series

Cantare Westlake

Kristen Euphony

We welcome the Premier choirs from 2 North Shore schools: Cantare from Westlake Girls and Euphony from Kristin, fresh from their success at the NZ Choral Federation Big Sing Auckland  Competitions 2018, continuing our 2018 Classical Concert Series. We can be assured of a high-quality program from their wide repertoire.

Cantare directed by Fiona Wilson and Euphony by David Squire

Sunday 19 August 4pm  at Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Road, Takapuna.

Entry by Programme, suggested donation $20. (Children free) Funds go to organ restoration.