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A Major Occasion - The Graduate Choir New Zealand

A Major Occasion - The Graduate Choir New Zealand

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  • Tue 29 Sep ’15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Parnell Rd & St Stephen's Ave, Parnell


All Ages

A concert to honour and install Dame Malvina Major as the Patron of The Graduate Choir NZ.
The concert will feature international opera stars Dame Malvina Major, Pene Pati and Amitai Pati. Dame Malvina Major, one of New Zealand’s best-loved and esteemed singers will be performing with The Graduate Choir NZ as well as performing solo works. Internationally acclaimed opera singer Pene Pati recently placed 2nd, and winner of the 2015 Audience Award at the Placido Domingo Operalia competition, will perform opera works as will internationally based Amitai Pati. The uniquely beautiful sound of The Graduate Choir NZ and the calibre of the guest artists means an evening of stunning solo and choral music. For Pene and Amitai, alumni of The Graduate Choir NZ and members of Sol3 Mio, this will be a rare performance with Dame Malvina Major and the choir. A memorable not to be missed occasion.
Conductor: Terence Maskell
Philip Smith - Organ
Susan Smith & Chris Artley - Piano
The programme will include works by: Debussy, Hayden, Howells, Mendelssohn, Strauss & Verdi

Earlybird tickets until September 13th $35

Tickets also available at Real Groovy Records, Upper Queen St, Auckland CBD

Door Sales available

Established in 2001, The Graduate Choir NZ is one of New Zealand’s premier choirs and has been described as a “national treasure”. Directed by Terence Maskell, this mixed-voice choir is known for the warmth and breadth of its sound, varied programming that is accessible and universal in appeal, and for the unique cultural blend of it’s singers. The choir was founded initially with school-leavers from Aorere College but has since expanded its membership to include a singers of various ethnic backgrounds, ages & locations within the Auckland region. Both Pene and Amaitai Pati are former members of the Choir singing in the tenor section for many years until they began their higher-level music and opera studies overseas.

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