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Sun 18 Sep 2011, 3:00pm–5:00pm

Where: St Peter's Anglican Church, Victoria Road, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00 ($23.00 + $2.00 fees)
  • Concession: $13.00
  • Under 18: $0.00
  • Adult Door Sales: $25.00
  • Concession Door Sales: $15.00
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

Listed by: Peter Reid

Be transported! Be transfixed! Be once again moved by dashing early-music group Affetto and come on a musical sojourn through France on 16th, 17th & 18th September 2011 --- Beautiful French Baroque Music brought to life for you by Affetto in Auckland and the Mount!

The word ‘affetto’ means mood, emotion or affect, and is both the name of the ensemble and the main objective of the players. They will lead the audience on a journey through the courtly, the elegant, the devotional, the passionate and the power of the French baroque with music by Monteclair, Le Clair, Couperin and Marin Marais. Affetto won Best Musical Production Award in the 2011 Fringe Auckland Art Festival.

The Performers
Jayne Tankersley – Soprano
Miranda Hutton - Baroque Violin
Douglas Mews - Harpsichord (& Organ in Ponsonby venue)
Peter Reid – Cornetto Muto & Baroque Trumpet
Polly Sussex – Baroque Cello, Pardessus & Viola da Gamba

The performers in Affetto are all early music specialists and are leaders in their respective fields, all are Kiwis, all overseas trained, all playing authentic instruments & all hopelessly passionate about early music.

Jayne Tankersley possesses a magical clear soprano voice and entrances with her charm and stage charisma. She has studied and freelanced in USA.

Miranda Hutton is a violinist recently returned from early music studies in The Hague - she plays the baroque violin with an expression and flair not possible on a modern violin. She is a leading player in the NZ scene, but is also in demand over the ditch, playing several months of this year for Australian ensembles.

Peter Reid brings the ancient Cornetto to life with its sweet and haunting sound, doubling on the noble Baroque Trumpet. He will be playing a brand new instrument, never before heard in New Zealand and imported last month from France, the cornetto muto.

Polly Sussex plays the bass line with her richly resonant instruments, and features her pardessus - a small treble viol originating from the French upper class (before the revolution!).

Douglas Mews travels up from Wellington specially, and will unify the ensemble at the harpsichord with his hallmark sensitive continuo playing, improvising upon the bass line with rhythmic verve.

Three concerts:
1. Fri 16 Sept, 6pm
Benefit Concert, Hanene Pavilion, 41 Hanene Street, St Heliers

2. Sat 17 Sept, 7.30pm
Ponsonby Baptist Church, Jervois Rd, Ponsonby

3. Sun 18th Sept, 3pm
St Peter's Anglican Church, 11 Victoria Rd, Mt Maunganui

Adult: $25, Conc: $15, Child: Free,
Available by booking and at the door or on Eventfinder until 3hrs before event

Contact & Tickets
Polly on 09 378 1057 or