Concert – Westlake Chamber Orchestra & Choralation Choir

Sunday 5 August at 4 pm

2018 Concert Series

An extravaganza concert by the Chamber Orchestra and the Choralation Choir from Westlake Girls & Boys schools. These are Gold Award winners in competitions both here in New Zealand and overseas.  The program includes new music composed by Riley Cahill, a former WBHS student, for the Chamber Orchestra.

Orchestra directed by Mark Bennett  and Choir by Rowan Johnston

Sunday 5 August 4pm  at Takapuna Methodist Church, 427 Lake Road, Takapuna.

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


Jazz Vespers III – Music to heal and inspire. Theme this year is “The Moon”

Sunday 8th July 2018 at 7:00pm at the Takapuna Methodist Church

Jazz Vespers is a modern 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. Such a service, but using the jazz musical genre, with NZ Jazz musicians will include:

  • A night of contagious rhythms with great musicians playing jazz standards and other moody music related to that particular heavenly body!
  • Reflective contemporary readings and music for all Faiths through Jazz.
  • A concert with a difference in response to enthusiastic acclaim in past years.

Featuring David Selfe – Piano, with Ben McNicoll – Tenor Saxophone, and Jazz singers
At Takapuna Methodist Church Cnr Lake Rd & Tennyson Ave

This is an annual event not to be missed.  Koha in aid of organ upgrade

Latin Follies

Organ and Piano Concert
Serious and less serious music from France and Italy.

at St Peter’s Anglican Church 11 Killarney St Takapuna
2:00pm Sunday 20th May 2018

Featuring Dr. Christopher Hainsworth: organist from France, and John McRae: piano.

Organ & piano duet with Christopher Hainsworth and Michael Cox.
A joint Takapuna Methodist and St Peter’s churches event
Complementary afternoon tea follows the concert.

Admission by programme: Suggested donation $20 to organ refurbishment funds of both churches

Pipes in Summer

International Concert Organist Martin Setchell is coming to Town

Martin Setchell, Christchurch City Organist, and international recitalist who believes in promoting entertaining organ music to a wide audience has just returned from a European concert tour. He has delighted audiences the world over with his spirited playing, lively personality and entertaining repertoire.

All music-lovers are welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy a programme of Surprises.

Admission by program. A donation ($20) requested to support the refurbishment and maintenance of the Organ. Children & students free.

Sunday 25th March 2018 at 4:00 pm

at  Takapuna Methodist Church  427 Lake Rd Takapuna

Enjoy a programme of Surprises.

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Children’s Easter Craft Afternoon

Come along with your family and join us in making Easter Crafts. Activities for children from pre-school to intermediate. Afternoon tea provided.
Friday 23rd March, 3:30pm till 5:30pm at Takapuna Methodist Church, 429 Lake Road, Takapuna.
A free community event. All are very welcome.

Organ & Oboe Musical Feast

Sunday 11th March 2018 at 4pm

TMC welcomes this vibrant musical duo, featuring artists :

Michael Bell, a fascinating organist, free-lance performer and composer.  Michael has a strong memory for musical structure, and is able to create an improvisation around any theme.

Alison Dunlop has played principal oboe in Bach Musica, she’s also principal oboe of Pipers Sinfonia, and plays regularly with Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and the Handel Consort and Quire.

Entry by Programme.  Suggested donation $20

Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe
Saturday 11th November 2017 10am

A new Pop up event – a Repair Café – begins 10am at TMC. Bring your broken and damaged items and get them repaired for free, or learn how to fix them again in the future. It’s about saving money, bringing people together, learning new skills and reducing waste.

DETAILS: More info here: or Facebook:

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