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ANZAC Reflections


Saturday 25 April, 2015, 2:30PM | Founders Theatre Hamilton

Rupert D’Cruze – Conductor | Katie Mayes – Leader | Clinton Fung - Baritone Soloist | Emi Ng – Violin Soloist | Clive Lamdin - Narrator

On the centenary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli, TWSO and the Cantando Choir join together with the City of Hamilton to commemorate this special day. As well as words and music to help us reflect on the effect war has on humanity, we will also celebrate the bravery of those who have given their lives in conflicts around the world

Our programme will include Karl Jenkins moving For the Fallen, and NZ composer David Hamilton's specially written Call To Arms. Also readings from Her Worship the Mayor, Julie Hardaker, Tim Macindoe, MP, and Samuel Turnbull

Vaughan Williams Old Hundredth
Hamilton A Call to Arms
Jenkins Sanctus and Hymn Before Action (from The Armed Man)
Williams Schindler's List Theme
Jenkins For the Fallen
Walton Spitfire Prelude
Brahms How Lovely are Thy Dwellings (from Deutches Requiem)
Tilley In Flanders Fields
arr. Ritchie God Defend NZ

TICKETS available from Ticketek

General Admission
Adult $29.90  |  Concession: $19.90   |  Child Under 14: $9.90
A booking fee will be charged (Doors open at 1.45PM)

Enquiries: Alison Littler 021 796240 | Helen Hinkling 027 3167347

Thanks to our sponsor, Nature's Gold Ltd 

Brahms 2

Saturday 20 June, 2015, 7:30PM | Clarence Street Theatre

Bill Stoneham - Trumpet Soloist | Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D’Cruze – Conductor

A great opportunity to experience one of Brahms' most warm and tuneful symphonies, along with the beautiful Hansel and Gretel Overture by Humperdinck

We are delighted to welcome versatile trumpeter Bill Stoneham as our guest soloist in Haydn's ever-popular Trumpet Concerto

Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture
Haydn Trumpet Concerto
Brahms Symphony No.2 in D major

TWSO Education – 'The Snowman'

Tuesday 4 August, 2015 | Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D'Cruze – Conductor

One of the important dates in our season are our regular presentations for schools. For many youngsters this is the first time they will have seen and heard a full symphony orchestra

This year we will be presenting Howard Blake's enchanting musical tale of The Snowman, which includes the well-known song I'm Walking in the Air. As well as listening to the story, there will be an opportunity for the children to take part in the music-making

All schools coming to the event will receive a work-pack in advance to help the children learn and appreciate even more about the music and the instruments they will see and hear

Carmina Burana

Sunday 1 November, 2015, 4:00PM | Founders Theatre

Amanda Atlas - Soprano | Chalium Poppy - Baritone
Katie Mayes – Leader | Rupert D'Cruze – Conductor

The epic music cantata Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, for large orchestra, chorus and soloists, has justifiably always been a highly popular concert attraction. We've paired it with Tchaikovsky's suite from his bright and tuneful ballet The Nutcracker to make a programme which we hope will delight and inspire you

Joining us in Carmina Burana are two great vocal soloists who have sung with us before – Amanda Atlas (soprano) and Chalium Poppy (baritone)

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Orff Carmina Burana
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