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 Holst manuscripts finally come 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 - will come to life! Symphonia orchestra joins 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.
Holst’s two rediscovered orchestral pieces are Folk Songs from Somerset and Two Songs Without Words. Other works include Delius’s On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and Summer Night on the River. Parry’s grand Blest Pair of Sirens and Elgar’s romantic Spanish Serenade will feature the Scholars Pro Musica alongside the Symphonia orchestra. The choir will also present a selection of unaccompanied songs by Vaughan Williams and other composers of the period.
Conducted by Justus Rozemond with guest conductor Chalium Poppy.
Tickets for LOST AND FOUND are now on sale via Ticketek or at the Baycourt Box Office. For only $10 (plus service fee) you can be part of musical history!
Dr Bronya Dean will be presenting a free pre-concert talk at 2.15 pm – hear more about the discovery of the Holst manuscripts and their importance to music lovers and musicologists, as well as our plans for their future care.
Plus! the actual manuscripts will be on show, alongside a display of background information.
Get your tickets now at Ticketek!
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
Scholarship a high note
"They have beautiful voices and they have raw talent so it's just going to get better through time spent with the rest of the scholars."
Scholars Pro Musica are thrilled to welcome Levi Williams
and Charlie Childs, from Otumoetai College, as 2018 Young Scholars.
Bay of Plenty Times reporter Rebecca Mauger finds out why these young singers have joined Tauranga's premier chamber choir.
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