A welcome return
Tawa’s distinguished soprano Aivale Cole will join tenor Ben Makisi and the Vector Wellington Orchestra when it returns to the Government House grounds for its Dominion Post Summer Concert next month.
The traditional finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, with its famous flourish of cannons, will top off a concert of classical favourites and great opera arias.
‘‘It’s been a really popular concert in the past.
‘‘We know people have missed it while the Government House renovations have been going on,’’ says VWO music director Marc Taddei.
‘‘I’m pleased to say we’ll be the first public event on the grounds once Government House reopens.’’
The outdoor concert will include a picnic lunch by Wishbone, and wine.
The concert is on Saturday, March 5 (or March 6 if postponed due to rain), in the Government House garden, 2pm (gates open at midday).
Tickets are $69 (adult), $29 (child) and includes the picnic lunch. Available through Ticketek.
On stage: Aivale Cole will perform with the Vector Wellington Orchestra at next month’s summer concert in the Government House garden.