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Affetto: North South North

Affetto: North South North

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  • Fri 15 Sep ’17, 7:30pm – 9:30pm


Ponsonby Baptist Church, 43 Jervois Road, Ponsonby


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $33.00
  • Under 18: $0.00



German music inspired by Italian drama and passion that was infused into the life of the Northern Europe and adopted by composers such as Schutz, Buxtehude, Schein and Spiegler.
The perfect mix of reverence and passion, presented by inspiring performers.

The Group
Affetto play on the most beautiful old instruments – cornetto & baroque trumpet (Peter Reid), viola da gamba & baroque cello (Polly Sussex), theorbo & baroque guitar (Philip Griffin), harpsichord & organ (Rachael Griffiths-Hughes), combining seamlessly with the divine soprano voice of Jayne Tankersley.

The Italian word ‘affetto’ means mood, emotion or affect, and is both the name and the game, the group strive to take the audience on a sonic journey from plaintive to passionate, serene to sensational. Affetto has participated in the Auckland Fringe, twice winning the award for “Best Musical Production”. Formed in 2010, the group is renowned for innovative and uplifting programming, beauty of sound, and for bringing forgotten music to life in new ways.

"...this was true ensemble performance characterized by balance and warmth of tone and a virtuosity which comes from a passion for and an appreciation of music which is rarely heard - the music or the passion" - Waikato Times.

"Affetto doesn’t just give us an academic glimpse into a bygone era. Affetto transports us there, to celebrate the lives, loves, joys and torments of those who populated that place in time – men and women just like us. They step out of history into our hearts and minds. Here is early music-making at its very best - impeccable musicianship, inspired interpretation and innovative programming" - Palmerston North Tribune.

''Affetto perform with an expertise, a playfulness, and joy that can only come from the deepest love of what they do'' - Theatreview.

2017 - Premiere CD release date 15 Sept 2017
2016 - Recording sessions for CD; played new Christchurch recital venue 'The Piano'
2015 Tour of NZ with Chamber Music NZ; also The Affetto Players toured NZ with the Newman College Choir of Melbourne, stunning audiences with the Monteverdi's Vespers.
2014 - Go Go Theorbo! plus a dance-music collaboration with Renaissance dance ensemble Capriol.
2013 - the semi-staged Diary of Samuel Pepys
2012 - Vom Himmel Hoch

Under 18 free and General Admission $30, tickets at the door.

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