As part of their 20th anniversary European tour 'Voices New Zealand' took a themed programme of music to London, 'Voices of Aotearoa', reflecting both Pacific and western choral repertoire, combined with the ancient sounds of Māori music played on traditional instruments.

 

Voices NZ concert was broadcast by the BBC who've kindly made their recording available to RNZ.

Programme:

Voices of Saints and Angels

Hildegard von Bingen: O viridissima virga

Princess Te Rangi Pai: Hine e hine

David Childs: Salve Regina

Voices from the Earth

Mark Sirett: Ce beau Printemps

Jean Absil: Bestiaire

David Griffiths: Lie Deep my Love

Voices from the Deep

Helen Fisher: Pounamu

Jakko Mäntyjärvi: Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae

Samuel Barber: To be sung on the water

Voices of Stars and Light

Trad: Pokarekare ana

David Hamilton: Karakia of the Stars

David Hamilton: Ecce beatam Lucem

Voices New Zealand, Horomona Horo (taonga pūoro)

Karen Grylls (director)

Recorded at Cadogan Hall in London and presented by Ian Skelly for the BBC.