Camerata Chamber Choir: The Sprig of Thyme

Date: May 6th, 2023

Time: 7:30 pm

Where: St George’s Presbyterian Church
Tickets: from $10, children under 13 free.

Join us for an enchanting evening of choral music as we present our first concert of the year. Under the direction of Matthew Howes and accompanied by pianist Megan Quatermass, we invite you to indulge in the nostalgic melodies of John Rutter’s “The Sprig of Thyme”. This collection of folk-song settings of beloved tunes, including “Down by the sally gardens”, “The willow tree” and “Afton water”, will take you on a lyrical journey through the British Isles.

Allow yourself to be captivated by the hauntingly beautiful “King David” by Herbert Howells. Hear of the struggles of being a shore-whaler in 19th century New Zealand with Douglas Mews’ arrangement of “Come all you Tonguers”.

To round out the evening’s repertoire, we will also perform Edward German’s “Just So Songs”. This lively musical setting comprises twelve poems from Rudyard Kipling’s beloved “Just So Stories”, a collection of tales of how different animals came to be.

There will be a raffle (bring some cash!) and supper in the hall afterwards.

We’d love you to come and join us for this concert!

When: 7.30 pm, 6 May 2023
Where: St George’s Presbyterian Church, The Terrace, Takapuna
Tickets: adults: $25 in advance from a choir member or our website; $30 door sales (cash); students: $10; children under 13 yrs: free

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