Reviews Added Oct 12, 2016

Verdi Requiem

What: Messa Da Requiem Who: Bach Musica NZ and The Hamilton Civic Choir When: Saturday, October 8th 2016 Where: St Paul’s Collegiate School Chapel Work by: Guiseppe Verdi Conductor: Rita Paczian Soloists: Morag Atchison (soprano), Catrin Johnsson (mezzo), David Hamilton (tenor),... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Oct 10, 2016

Something Glorious

What: Something Glorious Who: Hamilton Civic Choir When: Sunday July 10th 2016 Where: St Peter’s Cathedral Works by: Schubert and Mozart Conductor: Timothy Carpenter Soloists: Eliza Boom, soprano; Kayla Collingwood, mezzo;  Filipe Manu, tenor; Jarvis Dams, baritone Reviewer:  Sam Edwards Sunday night was unusual, but an object lesson for those... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Dec 21, 2015

Messiah Review

Review for Daily Post by Hanno Fairburn of Messiah at Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua on 13th December 2015. This admirable performance showed resoundingly why Handel’s great oratorio has been ever-popular for over 250 years. The Rotorua Districrt Choir, Hamilton Civic Choir,... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Dec 14, 2014

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

Who: Hamilton Civic Choir: Bach Christmas Oratorio When: Saturday 6th December 2014 Where: St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton Conductor: Rachael Griffiths-Hughes Soloists: Soprano – Eliza Boom, Mezzo-Soprano – Elisha Fai Hulton, Tenor – Richard Taylor and Bass – Jonathan Eyers. Reviewed by:... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Sep 06, 2014

Reflections of War

Who: Hamilton Civic Choir – Reflections of War When: Saturday 23 August Where: St Peter’s Cathedral, Hamilton  Conductor – Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, Organist – Myles Hartley, Soloist – Beverley Pullon, Flautist – Kathryn Orbell, Accompanist – Francis Cowan, Cellist – Martin... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added May 28, 2014

New World: Music from the Americas

Who: Hamilton Civic Choir: New Worlds – Music of the Americas When: Saturday 24 May Where: Gallagher Academy Performing Arts Conductor – Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, Accompanist – Francis Cowan Soloist: Andrew Leathwick – Piano. Reviewed by Andrew Buchanan-Smart A very challenging... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Nov 19, 2013

Folk Songs from Britain and Ireland

Who: Hamilton Civic Choir: Sumer is Icumen In When: Saturday 16 November Where: Gallagher Academy Performing Arts Guests: Soprano – Madison Nonoa, Flute – Kathryn Orbell Conductor – Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, Accompanist – Francis Cowan Reviewed by Andrew Buchanan-Smart A programme... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Aug 07, 2013

Haydn’s Creation

What: Haydn’s Creation Who: Opus Orchestra and Hamilton Civic Choir When: Saturday 27th July Where: Founders Theatre Conductor: Peter Walls Soloists: soprano Jayne Tankersley, tenor Cameron Barclay, baritone Kieran Rayner Reviewed by Russell Armitage I was apprehensive about reviewing this... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Mar 30, 2013

A Musical Showcase

Who: Hamilton Civic Choir: A Musical Showcase with our Associate Artists When: Saturday 23 March Where: Gallagher Academy Performing Arts Conductor – Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, Accompanist – Francis Cowan Reviewed by Andrew Buchanan-Smart The Hamilton Civic Choir has held an annual... Continue Reading →
Reviews Added Jul 29, 2012

French gems for Bastille Day

reviewed by Andrew Buchanan-Smart for The Waikato Times. Hamilton Civic Choir: “Cafe Chantant” 14 July 2012 Bastille Day celebrations are held on July 14 in French Communities all over the world, so it was appropriate that the Hamilton Civic Choir’s... Continue Reading →