2019 Concert Schedule!
Concert II - JUBILATE!
Featuring - The Scholars Baroque Aotearoa
and JUBILATE ENSEMBLE
This concert features one of Purcell's greatest masterpieces, written just 2 years before his untimely death - a birthday ode for Queen Mary - Come, Ye Sons of Art. One could easily mistake the opening overture as the work of Handel himself who arrived in England not long after. This is an energetic work full of brilliant orchestral colouring. It's wonderfully happy and enthusiastic owing of course, to the celebration for which it was commissioned.
The Scholars Baroque will also perform Handel's Te Deum and Jubilate. Another work written in celebration - although this time for the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 to mark the ending of the War of the Spanish Succession. These are glorious works, teeming with anticipation. Handel was so proud of what he wrote that he would borrow movements from both the Te Deum and Jubilate throughout his musical career and insert them within other compositions (something he did often).
St Peter’s Anglican Church, 15 Victoria Road, Mount Maunganui
Saturday 21st September - 7:30pm // Sunday 22nd September - 1:30pm
Concert III - MESSIAH!
Featuring - The Scholars Baroque Aotearoa and NZBarok
Our annual performance with our friends at NZBarok. This concert needs little introduction or explanation. Come and hear the Scholars Baroque refreshing interpretation of this classical masterpiece. This performance will also feature an exciting new line up of never before heard soloists for 2019.
SATURDAY 7th December | 7:30pm
at St. Mary immaculate catholic church, cameron road
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Back by popular demand! This was such a success last year that we thought we'd do it again. Thanks to all those who provided wonderful feedback as to how we can improve this family event. This year will feature a more abridged version of the story which has been specifically written by one of our amazing readers last year, Denis Gordon. (Who will also be returning by popular demand.) The Scholars Baroque will welcome everyone with some carolling before the story gets under way.
SUNDAY 15TH December | 4pm
at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Mount Maunganui
9 LESSONS & CAROLS
Each year the Scholars Baroque perform this service as a way of thanking the Parish for the use of their facilities for rehearsals and performances. This year, the Scholars Baroque will introduce some new carols.