The PumpHouse: Piano Concerto Final with Devonport Chamber Orchestra

Date: May 22nd, 2021 - May 22nd, 2021

The North Shore Performing Arts Society is returning to the PumpHouse Stage for the 44th year with the Piano Concerto Final.

On Saturday 22nd May, 3 finalists aged between 12 and 17 will contest the final of our Piano Concerto Class, competing for a prize pool of $1000. These finalists will be accompanied by the Devonport Chamber Orchestra who will also provide us with a small musical programme.

This year will be the 67th Year that NSPAS have conducted their Annual competition for students of all genres of the Performing Arts. The number of people who compete varies but would average almost 2000 each year.

The preliminary round for this event will take place at 3:00 pm on Thursday 22nd April at The Brian Gerrard Theatre Birkenhead College.

A fortnight later the PumpHouse (Queen’s Birthday weekend) will reverberate with the sound of voices as young singers over the age of 18 take part in the NSPAS Senior Vocal Competition. The highlight of the weekend is the Becroft Aria which can have more than 20 plus entrants. The Becroft Aria final with 8 finalists competing for a prize pool in excess of $11,000 will take place on Monday evening (7 June) at. 4:30 pm.

In addition, during the weekend a Nomination class for the Vocal National Young Performer of the Year will take place. The final for this class will be held in Palmerston North on Labour weekend. Every winner of this title since 2008 has performed in the North Shore Performing Arts Competitions in the PumpHouse Theatre.


For more information and to book, please visit The PumpHouse website, here.


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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