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.
3rd Annual Messiah Concert
SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER
ST MARY IMMACULATE CHURCH, CAMERON ROAD/FIRST AVENUE, TAURANGA
Back by popular demand, Scholars Pro Musica present their third annual performance of Handel's greatest oratorio and seasonal favourite, Messiah. A musical drama like no other, Messiah is famous the world over.
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.
The Scholars Pro Musica is one of New Zealand's leading baroque chamber choirs. For this year's performance, the Scholars are joined once again by NZbAROK, New Zealand's only professional baroque orchestra, to deliver another highly stylised performance of this work - the way Handel himself would have envisioned it.
Conductor: Chalium Poppy
Soprano: Gina Sanders
Alto: Elisha Hulton
Tenor: Iain Tetley
Bass: Tavis Gravatt
3rd annual concert
Date: Saturday, 2nd September
Early bird: Discount with presentation of TECT ID Card at Baycourt Box Office. (Online Ticketek sales coming soon)
Door Sales (cash only):
$35 Adult ( inclusive of 1 child $0 )
$20 Student (with ID)
Seven Last Words & Missa Brevis
Hidden in the archives of time lies a little performed work of unparalled beauty that has the power to bring revelation to those hearing it for the first time.
Composed to be sung in the Holy Week of Easter here is Joseph Haydn expressing his deep Catholic faith in the choral version of "The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross"...