Bach Musica to perform at Auckland’s Town Hall
Bach Musica NZ’s next concert is on April 12, 5pm at the Auckland Town Hall.
The group will present Brahm’s Requiem and Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne.
This New Zealand ensemble is led by international orchestral and choral conductor Rita Paczian.
At Christmastime in 1867, when Clara Schumann received a copy of Ein deutsches Requiem (‘A German Requiem’) transcribed for piano, she wrote a heartfelt letter to Johannes Brahms, saying: ‘‘It is a truly tremendous piece of art which moves the entire being in a way little else does.’’
Canteloube’s Songs of Auvergne is an evocative collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of Provence in France, written and performed in the local language (Occitan), are said to be ‘simply beautiful’. The most famous song of the collection, Bailero, has captured hearts around the world.
Bach Musica will be joined by New Zealand soprano Patricia Wright and young baritone Edward Laurenson, who is studying voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London for which he won a scholarship in the prestigious IFAC Australian Singing Competition in Sydney on 2013.
Tickets range from $20 to $65, students $10.