Music Alive for Thursday 17 December 2015
Teddy Tahu Rhodes (bass), Terence Maskell (director), Benjamin Northey (conductor)
The Graduate Choir, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Christmas is a wondrous time of year, whether signified by fresh snow or blossoming red pohutakawas.
This year we are proud to welcome New Zealand opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes as our soloist, performing Vaughan Williams’s evocative Fantasia on Christmas Carols.
We’ll also have our regular star Graduate Choir, and favourite Christmas orchestral works, plus, of course, carols by John Rutter. Join us in the spacious acoustics of Holy Trinity Cathedral for a joyous concert to celebrate the Christmas season.
Other works on the programme include John Rutter’s 'Nativity Carol' and 'Jesus Child', excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Torelli’s Concerto Grosso Op.8 No.6 - Christmas Concerto, The Three Kings by Cornelius and two all-time favourites 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing' and 'Silent Night'.
Recorded live in Auckland’s Holy Trinity Cathedral by RNZ Concert