Navigation for Saturday Night


7pm – 8pm

Play Gipsy Play - Harry Secombe [Traditional]

La Mer - Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli [Traent/Lasry]

In The Bleak Mid Winter - The Cambridge Singers & The City Of London Sinfonia/John Rutter [Darke]

One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) - Frank Sinatra [Arlen/Mercer]

Christmas Photo - John Williamson [Williamson]

Largo (Xerxes) - London Symphony Orchestra/George Szell [Handel]

POEM: Tommy by Rudyard Kipling

Deep In The Heart Of Texas - Gene Autry [Swander/Hershey]

O’Marenariello - Tito Schipa [Traditional]

Angels We Have Heard On High – Chanticleer [Traditional]

March Of The Toys - Boston Pops Orchestra/John Williams [Herbert]


8pm – 9pm

In Silent Night - Comedy Harmonists [Brahms]

Te Harinui - The Graduate Choir [Macky]

Erin Shore - The Corrs [Corrs]

White Christmas - Richard Tauber [Berlin]

Green Christmas - Stan Freberg [Freberg]

The Shepherd’s Farewell - Cambridge Singers with The City Of London Sinfonia/John Rutter [Berlioz]

The Maidens Prayer - Joseph Cooper [Badarzewka-Baranowska]

Hostias Et Preces - Alessandro Moreschi [Terziani]

Ticket To Heaven - Dire Straits [Knopfler]

Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M [Farina/Mcnaughton/Reyam/Dowe]

Silent Night - Ana & Norval Williamson [Gruber]


9pm – 10pm

Fugue In D Minor - The Swingle Singers [Bach]

Look Homeward Angel - Johnny Ray [Gold]

Hallelujah - Denza Dance Band [Youmans/Robin/Grey]

Boogie Woogie - Count Basie Quartet [Smith]

The Gandy Dancers Ball - The Weavers [Weston/howard]

A Musiciological Journey Through The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Mormon Tabernacle Choir [Traditional]

Now You Has Jazz - Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong [Porter]

Wouldn’t It Be Lovely - Shelly Manne & His Friends [Lerner/Loewe]

Marble Halls – Eyna [Balfe]

Conquest Of Paradise – Vangelis [Vangelis]


10pm – 11pm

Oscar Natzka - One Hundred Years On

presented and produced by Peter Fry

The internationally renowned New Zealand bass Oscar Natzka was born near Te Awamutu on 15th June 1912, one hundred years ago this week. In his Saturday night programme, host Peter Fry takes a look at the brief but spectacular career of one of this country's greatest musical ambassadors.

After training in Britain Natzka became a hugely popular recording artist there and sang in Opera at Covent Garden. During World War II he joined the Canadian Navy and toured with their Meet the Navy show.

After the war he carved himself a distinguished operatic career in America but aged 39 and at the height of his vocal and dramatic powers, he was felled by a stroke.

On Saturday evening, after the ten o’clock news, Peter Fry will pay tribute to Oscar Natzka with a musical memory of the brief but illustrious career of this extraordinary singer.

Presented and produced by Peter Fry for Radio New Zealand National