Tem­pest blows through

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The Han­del Con­sort & Quire is per­form­ing The Tem­pest at Pitt St Methodist Church on Oc­to­ber 5.

The Tem­pest is at­trib­uted to 17th cen­tury English com­poser Henry Pur­cell, although it is now be­lieved the work is com­prised of a num­ber of com­posers.

It is a semi-op­er­atic adap­ta­tion of Shake­speare’s play The Tem­pest and is a story of be­trayal be­tween broth­ers.

Among those per­form­ing are so­prano Gina Sanders, tenor Iain Tet­ley and bass Chal­ium Poppy.

The con­cert also fea­tures a pro­fes­sional orches­tra.

Although it is a con­cert per­for­mance and not staged, the choir and soloists will be dress­ing ap­pro­pri­ately for their char­ac­ters.

Pur­cell’s Birth­day Ode to Queen Mary will also be per­formed.

The per­for­mance will be di­rected by Robert Howell.

To pre-pur­chase tick­ets at a dis­counted rate phone 535 5493 or door sales may be avail­able on the night.

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