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Bach Musica NZ: The Art of Conducting


Sat 8 Sep 2018, 12:30pm–6:00pm

Where: Somervell Presbyterian Church, Cnr Greenlane and Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $90.00
  • Observer: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Bach Musica NZ

Conducting workshop with international orchestral and choral conductor Rita Paczian.

Our yearly ‘Conducting Workshop’ is back!!!

Whether you are a teacher, instrumentalist, singer or music student, the knowledge of how to conduct a choir or an orchestra is a most important musical skill. Our workshop offers a progressive series of enjoyable and stimulating stages which will rapidly improve your conducting. Open to teachers, instrumentalists, singers, students and others. All levels and ages welcome!

Rita Paczian:
Music and Artistic Director Rita Paczian is a professional free-lance conductor performing in New Zealand and abroad. Specialising in historically informed Baroque performance, she has worked extensively with the Vienna Baroque orchestra Wiener Akademie.

A New Zealand citizen now resident in Tairua, she is widely regarded as one of Australasia's most dynamic conductors and is in demand internationally by leading orchestras in Europe, Australia and South Africa. Under her direction since 1993, Bach Musica NZ is now recognised as one of New Zealand's leading music ensemble.

- Conducting techniques (orchestral & choral)
- Practical session with pianist, choir & small orchestra
- Live performance
- Video Recording
- Rehearsal techniques
- Music available in advance
- Free afternoon tea & wine & cheese

Excerpts from famous choral works & 3 easy canons (with solo tenor & mezzo, choir, string quartet & piano):
- Bach St John Passion: Final chorale
- Faure Requiem: Introit
- Mendelssohn Oratorio St Paul: No 9 recitative (T) & chorale: “Und sie steinigten ihn”
- Mendelssohn Oratorio St Paul No 17 Recitative (T): “Die Männer”
- Mendelssohn Oratorio Elijah: No 12 Recitative & chorus (B) “Call him louder”
- Mendelssohn Oratorio Elijah: No 28 Chorus “Lift thine eyes” (SSA a cappella)
- Haydn Creation: No 12 Recitative (T) “In splendour bright”
- Canon: Brother Martin
- Canon: Laughing, singing
- Canon: Let’s put the rooster in the stew

Enquiries & registration:
Email -
Phone - 09 309 2224

Payment (Due 29 Aug., cancellation fee 50%):
- $90.00 Adults
- $50.00 observers

- Deposit online to: 12 3011 0809319 00 reference: CW
- Post a cheque (made out to Bach Musica NZ) to: Glenys Riggir, 10 B Norana Avenue, Auckland 1050

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