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By: Tudor Consort  05-Apr-2012

The Tudor Consort on Radio New Zealand Concert

Here's another chance to celebrate Christmas with The Tudor Consort! Radio New Zealand Concert will be broadcasting The Tudor Consort's 2010 performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio at noon (12 pm) on Christmas Day.

This performance features the Vector Wellington Orchestra and soloists Anna Leese (soprano), Kate Spence (alto), David Hamilton (tenor), and Jared Holt (bass).

Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Programme for Renassiance Influences IV

Two world premieres by leading New Zealand composers Ross Harris and Jack Body feature in our upcoming concert – Renaissance Influences IV – Made in New Zealand.

The well-known Thomas Tallis motet If ye love me is recontextualised by Harris in his work, Vobiscum in aeternum, while Body’s Hebrew setting of Psalm 137 takes the otherworldly strains of Orthodox Russian chant as its starting point.

The remainder of the home-grown programme includes works by Dame Gillian Whitehead, David Farquhar, Douglas Mews and Tudor Consort choir member Anna Griffiths. The performance is part of the REAL New Zealand Festival 2011.

The full programme is as follows:

Missa Brevis : KyrieGillian Whitehead

Winter wakeneth all my care David Farquhar

Missa Brevis: Gloria Whitehead

Vobiscum in aeternum Ross Harris

The Love Song of Rangipouri Douglas Mews (Ken Ryan, Baritone)

Missa Brevis: Sanctus and BenedictusWhitehead

Canary Wine John Ritchie

  • Queene and huntress
  • Make room for the bouncing belly

Naseby Anna Griffiths

Missa Brevis: Agnus Dei Whitehead

Strochny: Bogospod’iyavisya 17th C Russian Orthodox chant

Psalm 137 Jack Body

Wednesday 5 October, 2011


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A Britten Christmas | The Tudor Consort

A Ceremony of Carols is a product of Britten’s self-imposed wartime exile to the United States, written in cramped conditions during his crossing of the Atlantic. Written when he was merely nineteen years old, it employs an eight-part choir and a chorus of boys, in this case taken from St Mark’s School. The women of The Tudor Consort will be accompanied by Carolyn Mills, Principal Harpist of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


05-Apr-2012

Renaissance Influences IV | The Tudor Consort

Two world premieres by leading New Zealand composers Ross Harris and Jack Body feature in our upcoming concert – Renaissance Influences IV – Made in New Zealand. The remainder of the home-grown programme includes works by Dame Gillian Whitehead, David Farquhar, Douglas Mews and Tudor Consort choir member Anna Griffiths. Missa Brevis: Kyrie Gillian Whitehead.


05-Apr-2012

The ‘Earthquake’ Mass | The Tudor Consort

Given the obvious association with the Canterbury earthquakes, The Tudor Consort will record this Mass shortly after the concert, with all profits going to the music department of ChristChurch Cathedral. For those who enjoyed the dense polyphony of Tallis’ Spem in alium, you must not miss this performance of Brumel’s intricate Missa Et ecce terrae motus.


05-Apr-2012

Convertere ad Dominum | The Tudor Consort

Victoria’s nine Lamentation settings are taken from his monumental Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae, a comprehensive collection of passion settings, responsaries and hymns for this most important period of the Church year. These anguished texts, concerning the destruction of Jerusalem in the time of the conquest of Nebuchadrezzar, are set with Victoria’s particular subtlety and intensity of expression.