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.

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SaturdAy 24th November @ 7:30pm
St. Mary Immaculate Church, Tauranga

Now an annual tradition, the Scholars and NZBarok present their much-anticipated performance of this seasonal favourite.  This baroque-inspired performance seeks to recreate Handel's original sound for small chamber choir and chamber orchestra and will feature a fantastic line up of New Zealand soloists.  Mr. Handel makes his annual appearance to conduct the Scholars and NZBarok. 

Now an annual tradition here, in Tauranga, “Mr Handel” makes his appearance to conduct this much-anticipated performance of his greatest oratorio and seasonal favourite with the Scholars and NZBarok Orchestra.

Members of this chamber choir originate from many parts of the world. They have sought and found the Scholars and come together to make glorious voice through the universal language that is music. No other choral work has received such wide acclaim and universal acceptance. A timeless masterpiece, Messiah demands something of all who hear it as we strive to make sense of the world in which we live.

This baroque-inspired performance seeks to recreate Handel’s original sound for small chamber choir and orchestra and will feature a stunning line up of New Zealand soloists.

Soprano - Jayne Tankersley
Countertenor - Stephen Diaz
Tenor- Lachlan Craig
Bass - Tavis Gravatt

Date: Saturday 24th November, 2018

St. Mary Immaculate Church, Tauranga

Tickets now available on Ticketek! Click here to purchase!


EARLY BIRDS can buy at Ticketek online.
For TECT ID CARD DISCOUNT please buy at the Baycourt Box Office
LAST MINUTE attendees can purchase at St Mary’s concert door from 7pm. CASH ONLY sales.

$35  ADULT (includes 1 CHILD  free)


A Christmas Carol

Free family event! 

A new addition to the Scholars season, a dramatic reading of Dickens' classic short-story is a family event featuring well-known community personalities reading Dickens’ timeless tale, interspersed with well-known carols led by The Scholars.

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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
plus more

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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.

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