Introducing our Guest Organist: Janet Gibbs

Introducing our Guest Organist: Janet Gibbs

Scholars Pro Musica are incredibly honoured to have Janet Gibbs join them for their first concert of the 2017 season. She will be accompanying the choir on St Peters' Johannes pipe organ for the performance of Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, otherwise known affectionately as The Little Organ Mass. 

Janet Gibbs was born in New Zealand and she has had a prolific career...

Haydn Concert Opens 2017 Season

Haydn Concert Opens 2017 Season

The Scholars Pro Musica Chamber Choir begin their 2017 season with two very different choral works by F. J. Haydn.  Following upon their successful and highly acclaimed performance of Haydn’s “Creation” in 2016 with Opus Orchestra, the Scholars further explore Haydn’s choral works with “The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross” and “The Little Organ Mass”...

Haydn's Creation with Opus

Haydn's Creation with Opus

The world quite literally came to The Bay of Plenty last Saturday evening with a stunning musical performance of Joseph Haydn’s The Creation by an ensemble of world-class musicians and singers. They came together under the superb baton of guest conductor Indra Hughes to bring this musical masterpiece especially to Tauranga. The audience of several hundred was spellbound...

Introducing our Guest Conductor

Introducing our Guest Conductor

Dr Indra Hughes is widely recognised as one of the most distinguished musicians working in New Zealand today. He has directed the music for Her Majesty the Queen on three occasions in England and New Zealand, including the great service of thanksgiving for the opening of the completed cathedral in Auckland...

Our 2016 Scholarship Members

Our 2016 Scholarship Members

This year we have one new Scholar and two returning. Iya Jarbadan is our newest member of the Soprano section. Alfred Shum and Taylor Moffat return to the Bass section after successful previous years. Additional congratulations to Taylor for also becoming Head Boy of Papamoa College.  To get to know them better, we asked our 2016 scholarship members some questions...

Welcome to the 2016 Season

Welcome to the 2016 Season

Last season marked a turning point in the life of the choir as the Scholars, for the first time, tackled two enormous choral masterworks to critical acclaim - the Mozart Requiem and Handel's Messiah.  The Scholars marked their fifth year anniversary of music making by appropriately collaborating with two amazing orchestras, Opus Orchestra and NZbAROK...

Handel's Messiah with NZbAROK

Handel's Messiah with NZbAROK

Under the inspired direction of Chalium Poppy, Scholars Pro Musica with the NZbAROK Chamber Orchestra and soprano Jayne Tankersley, countertenor Stephen Diaz, tenor Iain Tetley and bass Jonathan Eyres measured and poured the sweet redemptive messages of the Messiah for an audience so newly quieted by current events of terror and loss, now rapt in awe of such great music