When We Were Young: Songs of Childhood

Join Hamilton Civic Choir for their winter concert, When We Were Young; Songs of Childhood, which is guaranteed to make you nostalgic for your youth. You’ll be tapping your foot to Rutter’s Sing a Song of Six Pence and The Owl and the Pussycat, and having flashbacks to your childhood years with Pure Imagination.

“One of the wonderful things about children is how they see the world so fresh, new and magical” says Hamilton Civic Choir Music Director Timothy Carpenter. “Everything is amazing and exciting and needs to be explored. They see the world for its beauty, untarnished by minute troubles that 21st century society creates for us. Choral music can capture all the wonder and adventure of a child’s mind through sound. The arrangement of pieces we have chosen challenges the choir to find its inner-child voice and spirit – something everyone should do!”

The concert will feature music ranging from fun music of childhood, such as Little Jack Horner by New Zealand composer Phillip Norman and Animal Crackers by Eric Whitacre, to thoughtful music such as Bestor’s Prayer of the Children reminding each of us, whether parent or child, what a special gift life is.

Hamilton Civic Choir is also thrilled to be joined by local children’s choir TronSongsters Children’s Choir, who will bring to the audience an exuberant programme including numbers such as When I Grow Up from Matilda the Musical, and a jazzy interpretation of the famous nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty.” Established in 2018, the TronSongsters Children’s Choir gives 8-13-year olds from the Waikato region an inspiring place to develop their vocal, choral and musicianship skills every week, under the guidance of experienced teachers.

Bring your family and enjoy a glimpse or two of magic from your childhood!


What: When We Were Young: Songs of Childhood
When: Sunday 7th July 2019, at 2:30pm
Where: Cambridge Town Hall, Victoria St, Cambridge 3434.
Tickets: Cash, Door Sales only: $25 Adults, $15 Concession, School Children Free


Hamilton Civic Choir has delighted national and international audiences with concerts of
great choral music performed at the highest musical standards since 1946. Under the artistic
leadership of Timothy Carpenter, the organisation produces a series of concerts each year in
the wider Waikato area with concert performances also in Auckland. The choir includes an
auditioned chorus of approximately 50 singers and is committed to connecting singers,
audiences and the community through experiences with diverse choral music. Characterised
by a heartfelt belief in the value of Hamilton Civic Choir’s mission and vision, and supported
by devoted singers and audiences, talented artistic staff and dedicated Committee members,
the group’s passion for sharing the thrill of live choral music has remained steadfast
throughout its long, proud history.

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