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Monteverdi Vespers

MONTEVERDI VESPERS
14 & 15 August 2010
St. Mary of the Angels
Wellington

Chris sings bass as one of 10 solo voices with Baroque Voices as part of Musica Sacra‘s performance of the 400th anniversary of the Monteverdi Vespers.

These performances mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of this famous work, which is brought to life by ten virtuoso solo singers and an array of period instruments, including cornetti, sackbuts, Baroque strings, two pipe organs and theorbos.

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Mahler Symphony #8

Chris sang with Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir in this epic performance of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, dubbed the “Symphony of 1000” due to the large number of performers needed to present it, to open the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival in Wellington last night.

A very large New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by world-renowned conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, was accompanied by 7 soloists and 5 choirs: Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, New Zealand Youth Choir, Christchurch City Choir, Orpheus Choir of Wellington and the Choristers of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

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Musica Ficta Presents “Contrapunto Bestiale”

Contrapunto BestialeCONTRAPUNTO BESTIALE
Songs inspired by creatures great and small

12 June Founder’s Park, Nelson
13 June Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka

Musica Ficta, Nelson’s vocal ensemble specialising in Early Music, performs light works with an animal connection.

Pieces include: The Silver Swan (Gibbons), Les Chants des Oyseaux (Janequin), Sweet Honey-Sucking Bees (Wilbye), Chi Chilichi (Cock-a-doodle do) (Lassus)

“Of All the Birds That I Do Know” performed by Musica Ficta
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Currently, MF is: Jane Quinton (soprano), Trish Sullivan, Hilary Fenemor (alto), Ewen Griffiths, Andrew Fenemor (tenor), Chris Burcin (bass).

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