Maori Kapa Haka meets Brahms
Of all New Zealand’s musical icons, the New Zealand Youth Choir with its members aged 18 to 25 has, more than any other, showcased the country’s youth and music in its 36-year history. The European Tour in 2016 will be the Choir’s eleventh overseas trip and its fifth visit to the UK.
At the end of June the NZ Youth Choir heads to Europe for its 2016 European Landmark Tour. They will reach the UK in July and will be performing in University Church, Oxford, St Georges Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the St John’s Smith Square concert hall in Westminster, Ely Cathedral and in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival at St John’s College Chapel. These acclaimed venues have presented many performances by famous choirs from around the world.
Audiences can look forward to an uplifting and memorable performance of a mix of traditional choral repertoire together with music of the South Pacific. The programme starts with a traditional Maori welcome, a karanga, and traverses from Mendelsohn and Brahms to New Zealand Folk Songs of the Sea and the recently commissioned Maori action song ‘Waerenga-a-Hika’ by Tuirina Wehi of the renowned kapa haka performing family Te Whanau Wehi.
Sunday 10th July - University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford at 7.30pm. Book HERE
Monday 11th July - St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle at 1.10pm
Concert free to anyone in the castle grounds; tickets available at the admission centre or in advance on Tel: +44 20 7766 7304 or Email: email@example.com
Tuesday 12th July - St John’s Smith Square, Westminster at 7.30pm. Book HERE
Thursday 14th July - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire at 1.00pm. Admission free.
Saturday 16th July - St John’s College Chapel, Cambridge Summer Music Festival at 7.30pm. Book HERE
For more information about the NZYC 2016 European Landmark Tour click HERE