APO Christmas Concert

APO Christmas Concert Photo: Adrian Malloch

To mark the end of their 2018 season and to celebrate Christmas, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra played a special Christmas concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, Auckland.

With them on stage are the Graduate Choir New Zealand with their director Terence Maskell and bass-baritone James Ioelu. The conductor is Hamish McKeich.



Concerto in C for Two Trumpets: Allegro


Messiah: And the Glory of the Lord


Messiah: The Trumpet Shall Sound


German Dance No.3: Sleigh Ride


Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Adams arr. Moses-Tobani

The Holy City


The Nutcracker Suite No.1: Miniature Overture, March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Vaughan Williams

Hodie: The Oxen

Vaughan Williams

Hodie: The Shepherds Sing

Chris Artley [NZ]

Christmas Bells

Trad. Arr. Willcocks

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day


Sleigh Ride


Ding Dong! Merrily On High

Trad. Arr. Cohen

The First Noel

Mendelssohn arr. Willcocks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Gruber Arr. Maskell

Silent Night


Recorded at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland by RNZ.

Engineered and produced by Adrian Hollay and Tim Dodd.