Organ and Choir Celebration

Sunday, May 14 2023, 2pm

This concert is free and open to the public, but bookings and tickets are required. Tickets for this concert are available from Auckland Live.


Directed by David Squire, the Auckland Youth Choir is a mixed-voice youth choir for singers aged 16-27 from across Auckland. It offers young singers a broad musical and choral experience, singing varied repertoire. The choir was set up in 1984 to bridge the gap between school and adult choirs and now has over 100 singing members.

Zosia Herlihy-O’Brien is concertmaster of the Auckland Youth Orchestra. The organ is one of her many musical interests. Later this year she heads to the Royal Academy of Music in London for post-graduate study.

Michael Stewart is Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral, Wellington, Director of the Tudor Consort and accompanist for the National Youth Choir.


M A CHARPENTIER (1645 – 1704)
Te Deum in D (Prelude – Marche en rondeau) H 146

J BRAHMS (1833 – 1897)
Geistliches Lied – Laß dich nur Nichts Nicht Dauren mit Trauren (Op 30)

F MENDELSSOHN (1809 –1847)
Verleih uns Frieden (WoO5)

F MENDELSSOHN (1809 – 1847)
Sonata No 3 in A – Con moto maestoso Op 65

JS BACH (1685 – 1750)
Magnificat – Anima Mea BWV 253

JS BACH (1685 – 1750)
Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi) BWV 593
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

He Tamaiti ō te Ao Tukupū (world premiere)

W WALTON (1902 – 1983)
Coronation march – Crown Imperial

GF HANDEL (1865 – 1759)
Coronation anthem – Zadok the Priest HWV 258

R VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872 – 1958)
Coronation hymn – Old Hundreth

H HOWELLS (1892 – 1983)
Rhapsody No 1 in D flat Op 17

D HAMILTON (b 1955)
May the Road Rise to Meet You

L BOËLLMANN ( 1862 – 1897)
Toccata from Suite Gothique (Op 25

If you cannot attend in person, the concert will also be livestreamed. Check back here closer to the concert for a direct link to the livestream.

You can support the Town Hall Organ Trust in bringing you free concerts with a donation. There will be collection buckets as you exit the Great Hall for notes and coins, or you can deposit a donation into the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust account:
02 0256 0071785 00
Please put the word Donation into the reference fields. All donations over $5 are tax deductible.