Sunday 23 August 2015, 5:00pm
Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
- Bach Musica
- Choir and Orchestra
- Timothy Noon
- Lauren Benett
- Great Organ Mass - Joseph Haydn
- Organ Concerto - Francis Poulenc
- The Lark Ascending - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bach Musica NZ is inviting you to a night of majestic sounds by Joseph Haydn, Francis Poulenc and Ralph Vaughan Williams on Sunday 23 August at 5pm at Auckland Town Hall.
The ˜King of Instruments”, the Klais Organ of Auckland Town Hall, played by Timothy Noon, will be featured in Poulenc’s popular Organ Concerto and in Haydn’s Great Organ Mass.
Timothy is one of New Zealand’s busiest and most sought after organists and is the current Director of Music at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. He has just been appointed Director of Music at the famous Exeter Cathedral in England to where he will move in January 2016. This is one of the last opportunities for us to experience a true master at work.
At only 18 years old, violinist Lauren Bennett has already cycled the Globe to perform and win prizes in Shanghai and Germany. With strong and virtuous steps she is following the lead of her father, concertmaster of Bach Musica NZ. She will be delighting us as the soloist in Vaughan Williams’ beautiful The Lark Ascending, one of the top 10 works in the annual Classical hit parade.
Haydn’s Great Organ Mass, a 45-minute piece for organ, choir and orchestra, also features leading New Zealand vocal soloists Gina Sanders (soprano), Stephen Diaz (countertenor), Iain Tetley (tenor) and Melbourne bass Nicholas Dinopoulos.
The concert will be conducted by Rita Paczian.
Tickets from Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.co.nz), at the door or call 0800 111 999