Fit for a King

Date: December 5th, 2020 - December 5th, 2020

It’s almost Christmas, and who’s ready for celebration?  Christmas is a time for kings, newborn and wise.  But there are other kings and there is rich music to celebrate them too. 

This concert, Fit for a King, begins with Coronation Anthems by Handel and Parry, including the well-known Zadok the Priest.  Then we move on to Christmas, continuing with the king theme (The Three Kings, In Dulci Jubilo, Hark the Herald Angels Sing) in traditional carols, and wishing you a Merry Christmas, with figgy pudding, in more secular style.  

Conducted by Matthew Howes, accompanied by Janet Gibbs, and joined by soloists Fiona Tibbles and Miles Timmis, we are thrilled to be presenting our third concert in this year of change in the world.  We hope you will come and hear us (and even join in with us at times) as we sing music which is fit for a king and which promises positive times ahead. 

Then come and join us for supper in the hall afterwards so we can share some Christmas cheer.


When: 5 December 2020, 7.30 pm

Where:  St George’s Presbyterian Church, 2 The Terrace, Takapuna

Tickets:  $30; pre-sales $20; students $10; under 13 yrs, free. (Available at the door – cash only – or email: to order and pay via back transfer).

Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.

With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!

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