The Scholars Pro Musica
The Scholars Pro Musica is a chamber choir under the musical direction of Chalium Poppy.
Based in Tauranga, they are the only auditioned early music choral ensemble in the Bay of Plenty. Performing stunning concerts throughout the year, their repertoire spans the history of choral music from early sixteenth century masterpieces to thrilling twenty-first century contemporaries.
The Scholars Pro Musica have received international accolades for the New Zealand premières of choral works by Henry Purcell, Jean-Phillipe Rameau and Michael Haydn.
The Scholars bring back NZBarok for this performance of Handel's "Dixit Dominus" and
"Coronation Anthems" which bookend the great baroque master's career.
Written in 1707 while just a fearless student in Italy, "Dixit Dominus" is full of the energy, creativity and the vision of the young man. By contrast, the "Coronation Anthems" show the seasoned composer's gift for grand ceremonial music.
Written for the Coronation of George II, they constitute Handel's first royal commission in England. So popular is the first anthem, "Zadok the Priest" that it has been performed at the coronation of every British monarch since its composition.
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Date: Saturday 25th August, 2018
Doors Open: 7pm
Cash sales available at the door
Adult: $35 (incl. optional free child's ticket)
Child/Student (with ID): $20
We look forward to seeing you there!
2018 Concert Programme Announced!
The Scholars Pro Musica Chamber Choir is excited to announce its 2018 Season. 2018 is very much a year of collaboration as the choir teams up with orchestras for each concert.
Dates to Remember:
15 April - Lost & Found
25 August - Crowns & Kings
24 November - Messiah
The Holst manuscripts finally came to life!
Recently two original manuscripts by the English composer, Gustav Holst, were found in the Symphonia’s music archive.
In our concert, Lost and Found, these lost works - missing for more than 100 years - came to life! Symphonia orchestra joined with Scholars Pro Musica in a programme centred on the exciting discovery, including music by other influential English composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Handel's 3rd Annual Concert
I didn’t think that they would be able to sound any better than they already did. I was wrong. The next night I watched the public performance and the choir, somehow, sounded even better.
Everything to do with the show was fantastic, from the sound of the choir, the voices of the talented soloists, the amazing skill of the NZ Barok Orchestra and especially....
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