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12:40 NZ Youth Choir's European Odyssey

The New Zealand Youth Choir is furiously fundraising ahead of a big tour of Europe next month. Concerts in Wellington and Auckland will give fans a chance to hear the choir's performances ahead of audiences in Singapore, Czechia, France and the UK.  Bryan speaks to Music Director David Squire, and Chorusters Ben Tan and Chelsea Numanga.


12:50 Te Whaanau Maarama - The Family of Light

With Matariki - the Maori New Year - fast approaching Waikato Museum is hosting an exhibition, Te Whaanau Maarama, The Family of Light, on Maori astronomy. Curator and Waikato University Professor Rangi Matamua describes the visual spectacle as something out of Jesus Christ Superstar.




1:10 At The Movies

Dan Slevin reviews '25 April' - an animated version of New Zealand's Gallipoli story and Meryl Streep portraying the  'worst singer in the world' - 'Florence Foster Jenkins'. He also talks to the co-director of the Documentary Edge Film Festival - Dan Shanan.  


1:30 People of the Eye
"People of the Eye" is a play designed for the deaf and for hearing audiences. Created by Erin Siobhan Hutching it's based on her experiences growing up with her deaf sister, Sarah, in Christchurch.
The production is being performed by the UK based Deaf and Hearing Ensemble, as part of the Now Festival of new plays at London's Yard Theatre. Erin talks about the genesis of the play.


1:50 Julie Mason
Jazz pianist and vocalist Julie Mason is well known in the jazz scene around New Zealand as a solo performer and also as part of the Jazz Divas.  Due to an anxiety disorder preventing her from even touching a piano it's been a few years since Julie recorded.  She talks about that and her new album Layers of Disguise.

Julie Mason

Julie Mason Photo: supplied


2:06 The Laugh Track - Red Bastard

Eric Davis, Red Bastard's comedy picks are Louis CK, Emo Phillips, George Carlin and Steve Martin

The Red Bastard

The Red Bastard Photo: photo by Justin Bernhaut Lowres


2:25 Roger Horrocks

Roger Horrocks is finalist in the poetry category of this year's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for Song of the Ghost in the Machine.  Roger has just published his latest book Re-inventing New Zealand - Essays on the Arts and the Media, and he is appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival reflecting on Len Lye's word for good art: "Zizz".


2:45 Hive Hums With Many Minds

Like it or not, we live in a global world where decisions made elsewhere directly affect our lives here. But a new exhibition in Auckland details the fight back by artists, people - and natural forces. The Hive Hums With Many Minds  is a mixed-media event which opened its second stage this week in the monumental Silo Six venue at Winyard Quarter. Inside these vast cement silos, artists from across the country are employing videos, photos, sound and computer simulations to discuss infrastructure, interdependence and the busy hive that is our globalized world.

Hive Hums

Hive Hums Photo: supplied

3:06 Drama at 3

Part one of Anthony McCarten's Four Cities.


Music played in this show

Artist: NZ Youth Choir
Song:  He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven
Composer: Stephen Lange
Album: Deep River
Label: NZ Youth Choir
Played at: 12.12

Artist: NZ Youth Choir
Song:  Wairua Tapu Tau Mai Ra
Composer: Te Wehi Whanau
Album: Deep River
Label: NZ Youth Choir
Played at: 12.37 repris 12.59

Artist: Julie Mason      
Song:  Play  Not Like This     
Composer: Mason
Album: Layers of Disguise
Label: VOX
Played at: 1.50

Artist: Charles Bradley
Song:  You Think I Don't Know
Composer: Victor Axelrod / Menahan Street Band / Thomas Brenneck / David Guy / Leon Michels
Album: Changes
Label: Daptone
Played at: 2.46

J.S. Bach : Concerto for violin and oboe BWV 1060. Duetsche Grammophon 427 144-2
Debussy : Passepied (from suite bergamasque) Nimbus records NI 7702
Tchaikovsky : Symphony No 6 in B Minor, Op 74 "Pathetique"
Tchaikovsky : Romeo and Juliet - Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare
Both from Phillips 456 580 Kirov Orchestra, Valery Gergiev.