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Ave Maria


Thu 31 May 2018, 7:30pm–9:45pm

Where: St Benedict's Parish, 1 St Benedicts St, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General: $40.00
  • Concession: Seniors 65+ and Students with ID: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: suzyannarh

In 2013 The Graduate Choir NZ presented a recital in St Benedict’s called “Ave Maria” celebrating music written in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This performance to a capacity audience received high commendation and, over the years, there were requests for another one. We are delighted, therefore, five years after the first one, to present a further “Ave Maria” recital in St Benedict’s on Thursday 31 May 2018 – which happens to be the Feast of the Visitation.

This concert will be recorded with a view to producing a CD – a welcome fourth album in our discography. The programme will feature some of the most popular music from our earlier recital, including works by Lauridsen, Artley, Parsons, Poulenc and Howells, and will also expand the listener’s pleasure with new repertoire that includes music by Palestrina, Tavener, Stanford, Górecki and Stopford – all covering a wide range of the repertory from the Renaissance through to very recent compositions.

Some are reflective, atmospheric pieces; others are more straightforward settings of familiar texts, whilst others are monumental choral masterpieces that are seldom heard – all with The Mother of Christ as the central focus.

In short, there will be something to appeal to everyone, and we urge you to book early to ensure that you don’t miss what promises to be a stunning programme of choral music by one of the country’s finest choirs.

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