23 Feb 2024

To Shiver the Sky

From Three to Seven, 4:00 pm on 23 February 2024
Publicity art for Hamilton Arts Festival 2024 performance of Christopher Tin's To Shiver the Sky

To Shiver the Sky - poster Photo: Hamilton Arts Festival

One of the highlights of this year’s Hamilton Arts Festival (23 February–3 March) is the New Zealand premiere performance of To Shiver the Sky –  Christopher Tin’s oratorio about the history of flight, and mankind's quest to conquer the heavens.

Hamilton Gardens’ Rhododendron Lawn will echo to the sounds of a large Festival Choir, a Chamber Choir, children’s choir, soloists, and a Medieval Trio, all accompanied by Hamilton City Brass.

NZ soprano Jayne Tankersley, who specialises in early and baroque music, is part of the Medieval Trio.

Jayne Tankersley

Jayne Tankersley Photo: Supplied

She spoke with RNZ Concert’s David Morriss about why she loves to sing early music, and the upcoming premiere.

“It’s an amazing, incredible piece of music that crosses so many different styles and so many different texts.”

“We’re so excited to present it... at the Hamilton Arts Festival.”

To Shiver the Sky
7.30pm, Thursday 29 February
Rhododendron Lawn, Hamilton Gardens