Pepe Becker - soprano and composer - concert schedule

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Pepe Becker: concert/recording schedule

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from July 2006 onwards

(recent & future projects at the top, in larger type)

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Location Date Time Venue Details
         
Christchurch  Wed 12 April 2017 12.15pm  St Mary's Pro Cathedral Singing with fellow soprano soloist Rowena Simpson and organist Douglas Mews in a recital of Tenebrae/Easter-themed music by Hildegard, Purcell, Pergolesi and Couperin; part of the CBS Trust lunchtime concert series 
Wellington Sun 9 April 2017 6.30pm  St Andrew's on The Terrace  Singing with Inspirare choir (dir. Mark Stamper) in a concert called "Heaven & Earth" - gospel-songs/spirituals and folksong arrangements; the first concert in Inspirare's "Symmetry" series 
Auckland Sun 19 March 2017 5.00pm  Auckland Town Hall  Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir (dir. Karen Grylls), with APO brass, wind and percussion, and soloists, in "Passio" - a 16th C setting of 'Passio' (Passion according to St Matthew) by Richard Davy, with musical interludes and additions by NZ composers; devised by Jack Body (2006) and premiered by The Tudor Consort with the Royal NZ Air Force Band. (Pepe also sang in the original performance.)
Wellington Sun 11 December 2016 7:30pm St Andrew's on The Terrace Singing in the 'Inspirare' choir (dir. Mark Stamper) for their "Tidings of Joy" Christmas concert. See here for more info and to book.
Wellington Sun 4 December 2016 8:00pm St Peter's Church, Willis St Singing with fellow soloists Maaike Christie-Beekman, Jamie Young and Simon Christie, and the Choir of St Peter's (dir. Dianne Halliday), for their Advent Carol Service.
Auckland Sun 25 September 2016 5:00pm St Luke's Church, Remuera Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, and Rachel Fuller (piano), in a recital concert entitled "Salut, Printemps!" - all French music (by Lili Boulanger, Poulenc, Absil, Patriquin and others), celebrating Spring.
Auckland Sat 24 September 2016 7:00pm Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, and Rachel Fuller (piano), 3 works from our recital concert entitled "Salut, Printemps!", celebrating Spring - one of many choirs participating in the VoCo concert devised by Brian Lee.
Wellington Sun 13 March 2016 6:00pm Michael Fowler Centre Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) and Terence Dennis (piano), in a recital concert entitled "Newer Every Day" - part of the 2016 NZ Arts Festival.
Wellington Sat 13 Feb 2016 7:30pm Wellington Cathedral of St Paul Singing as an alumnus (founding member) in The Tudor Consort's "Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas" concert, conducted by founding director Simon Ravens - part of the choir's 30th Anniversary concert series.
Christchurch Fri 6 Nov 2015 8:00pm St Michael and All Angels Church "Celestial Spheres" concert with Voices NZ women, harpist Helen Webby and horn players David Cox and Julian Weir - part of the Christopher's Classics concert series.
Wellington July-Dec 2015   various venues Directed and sang with Baroque Voices in recordings of works by NZ composers, as part of the Resound Project (a SOUNZ/RNZ initiative); sang on the soundtrack for 3 movies: Perai Thedia Natkal (India), Krampus (USA), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (NZ)
Wellington Sat 9 May 2015 8:00pm St Joseph's church, Ellice St Directing and singing in the Baroque Voices "Alleluia: a newe work! (Feel the Love)" concert, featuring the erotic love madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi and new works on similar themes of love and death, and/or using the same texts, by NZ composers. See the BV Concert Schedule page for more details
Palmerston North Sat 6 Dec 2014 7:30pm Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Broadway Soloist in Handel's "Messiah" with Palmerston North Choral Society, cond. Alison Stewart.
Australia 10, 12, 15 Nov 2014 8:00pm, 1:00pm, 7:30pm Sydney, Melbourne, Melbourne Concert tour with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, including: a live broadcast of a concert, "...of the Virgin and the Bard", from the Eugene Goossens Hall, Sydney (with pianist Dean Sky-Lucas); a lunchtime recital in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne; a collaborative concert, "Magnificat", with Polyphonic Voices (dir. Michael Fulcher), Polyphonic Players, Australian Baroque Brass and soloists, in St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne - Pepe also featured as a soloist in the "Suscepit Israel" trio section of the Bach "Magnificat". See: Voices NZ website for more details
Wellington Sun 12 Oct 2014 6:30pm Lady Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral, Molesworth St Guest artist with members of UK theatre group, Trio Literati (Richard Rastall and Jane Oakshott) in "Sonnet Lumiere" - a celebration of the writings of William Shakespeare on the 450th anniversary of his birth; sonnets and excerpts from the bard's plays, with musical interludes provided by soprano Pepe Becker and lutenist Don King. Part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.
Christchurch Sat 4 Oct 2014 7:30pm St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Manchester St Soloist, with other members of Baroque Voices, in Handel's "Israel in Egypt", with Jubilate Singers (dir. Grant Hutchinson) and The Jubilate Orchestra
Wellington Sun 28 Sept 2014 2:00pm Futuna Chapel, Karori "The Cares of Lovers" - a recital of 16th and 17th Century English and Italian music on the themes of love, for soprano and virginals, with harpsichordist Douglas Mews; part of the "Colours of Futuna" Sunday afternoon concert series.
Pararaumu Sun 27 July 2014 2:30pm St Paul's Church, Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu Soloist with the Kapiti Chamber Choir (dir. Eric Sidoti) in their concert "Nordic Myths and Music", featuring music by Nordic composers and an abridged version of Elgar's "Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf". See: www.kapitichamberchoir.org.nz for more details
Wellington Sat 28 June 2014 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St Directing and singing in Baroque Voices, for the group's "Best of BV: 20th Birthday Concert". See the BV Concert Schedule page for more details
Wellington Sat 7 June 2014 7.30pm St Paul's Cathedral, Molesworth St Faure's Requiem by candelight (and Durufle Requiem), with Voices NZ Chamber Choir. See: Voices NZ website for more details
Wellington Fri 9 May 2014 12.45pm St Paul's Cathedral, Molesworth St A recital of sequences and hymns by Abbess Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), in the cathedral's "Thank God It's Friday" concert series. See: wellingtoncathedral.org.nz for more details
Paraparaumu Sat 30 Nov & Sun 1 Dec 2013 7.00pm, 3.00pm St Paul's Church, Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu Soloist in Handel's "Messiah" with the Kapiti Chorale. See: www.kapitichorale.org.nz for more details
Wellington Sat 16 Nov 2013* 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral *"Alleluia: a newe work! 2013 (The Ceremony of Birth and Death)" - Pepe directing Baroque Voices. 'In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, we will perform his famous "A Ceremony of Carols" for high/treble voices and harp (using Medieval texts on the birth of Jesus), and a 'companion suite' of newly-commissioned works (exploring themes of birth/death/transformation) by Contemporary NZ composers: Gareth Farr, Helen Bowater, Carol Shortis, Mark Smythe, Pepe Becker, Anthony Ritchie, Glenda Keam - "The Ceremony of Birth and Death" - for female voices & harp'. 5 of the 7 new works commissioned with funding from Creative NZ. With harpist Helen Webby
Wellington Thurs 7 Nov 2013 from 6.00pm CQ Hotel lounge, 213-223 Cuba St 'La Figura' - exhibition of nude and figure paintings by artist extraodinaire, Escha van den Bogerd. Performing 17th Century Italian music with Douglas Mews (virginalls) at the opening reception, to accompany Escha's beautiful paintings
Wellington Mon 21 Oct 2013 7.30pm Wellington Cathedral of St Paul Singing in Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium with top UK group The Tallis Scholars: soprano in Choir 3 (The Tallis Scholars being Choirs 1 and 2)
Christchurch Sat 19 Oct 2013 7.30pm Transitional Cardboard Cathedral Singing in Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in Alium with top UK group The Tallis Scholars: soprano in Choir 3 (The Tallis Scholars being Choirs 1 and 2)
Auckland Fri 4 Oct 2013 4.00pm School of Music, Auckland University, Symonds St Concert of music from Helen Webby's CD of contemporary NZ harp music, "Pluck" - singing in 3 of the works (by Gillian Whitehead, Lyell Cresswell & Pepe Becker) which include voice - followed by discussion and DVD screening. See: www.creative.auckland.ac.nz for more details
Wellington Fri 13 Sept 2013 7.30pm Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Kelburn Pde Concert of music from Helen Webby's CD of contemporary NZ harp music, "Pluck" - singing in 3 of the works (by Gillian Whitehead, Lyell Cresswell & Pepe Becker) which include voice. See: www.nzsm.ac.nz for more details
Auckland Thur 12 Sept 2013 8.00pm Auckland Town Hall Singing in Voices NZ Chamber Choir in a performance of Mozart's "Requiem", with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. See: www.choirsnz.co.nz for more info
Wellington Mon 9 Sept 5.30pm SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music, Abel Smith St FREE screening of Helen Webby's DVD, "Harps Make Fine Companions" - based on the making of her CD "Pluck": new music for harp, by 9 NZ composers (including  a work by Pepe Becker) - which has footage of the studio recording process, interviews with some of the composers, etc. See: www.sounz.org.nz or www.harpsmakefinecompanions.com for more details and a DVD trailer
Dunedin Sun 8 Sept 2013 2.00pm St Paul's Cathedral "Music For Awhile" - beautiful Baroque gems, including songs by Monteverdi, Purcell & Handel, played on period instruments; Pepe Becker (soprano), Shelley Wilkinson (baroque violin), Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello) & Jonathan Le Cocq (theorbo). See: www.baroquemusic.net.nz for more info and to book tickets
Christchurch Fri 6 Sept 2013 7.00pm St Mary's Pro Cathedral, Manchester St "Music For Awhile" - beautiful Baroque gems, including songs by Monteverdi, Purcell & Handel, played on period instruments; Pepe Becker (soprano), Shelley Wilkinson (baroque violin), Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello) & Jonathan Le Cocq (theorbo). See: www.baroquemusic.net.nz for more info and to book tickets
Nelson Wed 4 Sept 2013 7.00pm Nelson Cathedral "Music For Awhile" - beautiful Baroque gems, including songs by Monteverdi, Purcell & Handel, played on period instruments; Pepe Becker (soprano), Shelley Wilkinson (baroque violin), Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Tomas Hurnik (baroque 'cello) & Jonathan Le Cocq (theorbo). See: www.baroquemusic.net.nz for more info and to book tickets
Wellington Sat 31 Aug 2013 7.30pm St Andrew's on the Terrace Singing with The Tudor Consort in their "Renaissance Influences" concert - a wide range of music, tracing the development of the madrigal through to the present day; including works from Tudor composers Morley & Gibbons, through to later French & Italian works, to arrangements of Beatles songs and contemporary madrigals. See: The Tudor Consort for more info and to book tickets
Wellington Sun 2 June 2013 3.00pm Wellington Town Hall Handel's "Messiah" (arr. Mozart), with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, Orchestra Wellington & soloists
Wellington 28 April 2013 3.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral "The Full Monte: concert 4" - "Fourth Book of Madrigals for 5 voices" (unaccompanied), with selected accompanied duets from "Concerto, settimo libro..." (the "Seventh Book"); Pepe Becker, Jayne Tankersley, Andrea Cochrane, Christopher Warwick, Jeffrey Chang, Simon Christie; with guest instrumentalists Jonathan Berkahn (virginalls) & Robert Oliver (bass viol).

For up-to-date info on The Full Monte concert series, see: www.fullmonte.webweka.com

Auckland 23 March 2013 8.00pm Auckland Town Hall Britten's "War Requiem" with Voices NZ Chamber Choir & NZ Youth Choir, local schools' choirs, APO & soloists
Auckland 20 March 2013 7.00pm Holy Trinity Cathedral "Little Britten" - a recital of Britten's choral works with Voices NZ Chamber CHoir (16 singers); combined concert with NZ Youth Choir
Auckland January 2013     Recording of CD with Voices NZ Chamber Choir (16 singers + taonga puoro player Horomona Horo)
         
Wellington Sun 9 Dec 2012 2.00pm Futuna Chapel, Karori Renaissance and early Baroque music from Italy, England, France & Spain, for voice and lute (with Stephen Pickett, lute/chitarrino)
Wellington Sun 25 Nov 2012 2.00pm Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa Renaissance and early Baroque music from Italy, England, France & Spain, for voice and lute (with Stephen Pickett, lute/chitarrino), to enhance the viewing of the "Angels and Aristrocrats"exhibition at Te Papa
Otaki Sun 30 Sept 3.00pm "Stonycroft" House concert with Stephen Pickett (lutes, chitarrino)
Blenheim,
Wanaka,
Lower Hutt,
Taihape,
Rotorua,
Tauranga,
Putaruru,
Te Awamutu,
Whakatane,
Gisborne
Fri 31 Aug,
Sun 2 Sept,
Wed 5 Sept,
Thur 6 Sept,
Fri 7 Sept,
Sat 8 Sept,
Sun 9 Sept,
Mon 10 Sept,
Wed 12 Sept,
Fri 14 Sept
various... ...coming to a small NZ town near you! A Chamber Music NZ tour of the concert "Love's Nature", with harpist Helen Webby - 31 August to 14 September 2012 - see Chamber Music NZ for more details
Wellington Mon 16 July 2012 7.30pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St Pepe Becker directs BV in"The Full Monte: concert 3" - Third Book of Madrigals for 5 Voices" unaccompanied, with selected duets and vocal ensembles from "Concerto..." (the "Seventh Book"). Baroque Voices: Pepe Becker (sop./dir.), Jayne Tankersley (sop.), Andrea Cochrane (alto), Oliver Sewell (tenor), Jeffrey Chang (tenor), David Morriss (bass); with guest instrumentalists: Stephen Pickett (theorbo & chitarrino) and Robert Oliver (bass viol). Door sales: $30, $20. For pre-bookings email: pepebecker@gmail.com
Wellington Wed 6 June 2012 7.30pm St Paul's Cathedral Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir in Mozart's Requiem, with the Vector Wellington Orchestra - see: Voices NZ Chamber Choir for more details
Dunedin Sun 13 May 2012 6.00pm Dunedin Public Art Gallery A concert of Renaissance and early Baroque music from Italy, England, France & Spain, for voice and lute (with Stephen Pickett, lute/chitarrino), in conjunction with the "Angels and Aristrocrats"exhibition at the gallery: http://dunedin.art.museum/events.asp
Dunedin Sun 6 May 2012     Recording a new work for soprano & harp by NZ composer Gillian Karawe Whitehead, with Helen Webby.
Wellington Sun 22 April 2012 3.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St Pepe directs BV in "The Full Monte: concert 2" - Monteverdi's "Second Book of Madrigals for 5 Voices" unaccompanied, with selected (accompanied) madrigali and canzonette  from Book 9. Baroque Voices: Pepe Becker (sop./dir.), Jayne Tankersley (sop.), Christopher Warwick (countertenor), Oliver Sewell (ten.), Phillip Collins (ten.), Benjamin Caukwell (bass), with guest instrumentalists: Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Robert Oliver (bass viol), Stephen Pickett (theorbo & baroque guitar).
Dunedin Fri 30 March 2012   Knox Church, George St Soloist with the City of Dunedin Choir (dir. David Burchell) in Bach's "Magnificat" and works by Handel & Charpentier
Wellington Wed 28 March 2012 12.15pm St Andrew's on The Terrace Free lunchtime concert with Ben Hoadley, Robert Orr and others - NZ music for winds (and voice); singing 2 works by Ben Hoadley and 1 work by Pepe Becker
Christchurch Fri 3 February 2012 8.00pm Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church, 106 Main South Rd Pepe directs BV in "The Full Monte: concert 2" - Monteverdi's "Second Book of Madrigals for 5 Voices" unaccompanied, with selected (accompanied) madrigali and canzonette  from Book 9. Baroque Voices: Pepe Becker (sop./dir.), Jayne Tankersley (sop.), Christopher Warwick (countertenor), Oliver Sewell (ten.), Phillip Collins (ten.), Benjamin Caukwell (bass), with guest instrumentalists: Jonathan Le Cocq (theorbo & baroque guitar), Edward Picton-Turbervill (organ).

NB: A 10% portion of ticket sales goes towards the rebuild of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and a further 10% towards the rebuild of Christchurch Cathedral.

         
Dunedin FRI 25 November 2011     Recording a new work for soprano & harp by NZ composer Lyell Cresswell, with harpist Helen Webby.
Wellington, Napier, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin 19-24 November 2011 various various Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir; Chamber Music NZ tour of New Zealand, with a concert entitled "Voices of Aotearoa" - see Chamber Music NZ for more details
Otaki SUN 30 October 2011 3.30pm Stonycroft A repeat of the Ensemble Chanterelle concert from 22 October, in a House Concert setting; email Stonycroft for details ($5 from each ticket sold goes towards the support of libraries in rural Cambodia)
Wellington SAT 22 October 2011 7.30pm Aro Valley Hall, Aro St Ensemble Chanterelle (Pepe Becker - soprano, Don King & Stephen Pickett - lutenists) performs a programme of "Great music from the last 600 years", as part of the  Lute Fest in Wellington at Labour Weekend
Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin 22-28 September 2011 various various Singing with Voices NZ Chamber Choir, local choirs, soloists and the NZSO in performances of Beethoven's 9th Symphony and a new work by Fareth Farr
Dunedin 16 September 2011 7.30pm Knox Church "From the Heart of the Drawing Room" - arrangements of Irish and Scottish Folk songs, with harpist Helen Webby; part of the Dunedin Celtic Arts Festival
Auckland 19 August 2011 7.30pm Music Theatre, School of Music, Auckland University Guest performer in ""Dancer on a Tightrope", "an 80th birthday celebration" concert of music by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina; singing "Zwei Lieder nach deutschen Volksdichtungen", with Melody Lin (flute), Martin Rummel ('cello) and James Tibbles (harpsichord)
Argentina 1-7 August 2011   Buenos Aires / Puerto Madryn Concerts in Buenos Aires and concerts/attendance at the 9th World Choral Symposium in Puerto Madryn, with Voices NZ Chamber Choir
Christchurch Sun 17 July 2011 3.00pm St Andrew's at Rangi Ruru, Merivale Lane A repeat of "The Full Monte: concert 1" - the first in a series of concerts entitled "The Full Monte..." (music from the collected 9 "Books of Madrigals" by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), to be performed in various concerts from 2011 to 2014 (when BV celebrates its 20th Anniversary). In this concert BV performs the entire "First Book of Madrigals for 5 Voices" unaccompanied, with selected (accompanied) madrigali and canzonette  from Book 9. Baroque Voices: Pepe Becker (sop./dir.), Jayne Tankersley (sop.), Christopher Warwick (countertenor), Oliver Sewell (ten.), Phillip Collins (ten.), Benjamin Caukwell (bass), with guest instrumentalist Chris Burn (organ). The line-up includes 4 musicians from Christchurch, and $5 from each ticket sold will go towards the rebuild of Christchurch Cathedral. More details on "The Full Monte..." to come...
Wellington Sat 2 July 2011 8.00pm St Mary of the Angels "Earthly Delight, Heavenly Respite" (Sacra 2 concert in THAT's "La Musica" series): Gregory Squire (baroque violin), Douglas Mews (harpsichord/organ), Katrin Eickhorst-Squire (baroque 'cello), Pepe Becker (soprano) present Handel German Arias and Coreli violin sonatas. See http://www.that.org.nz for details...
Wellington Sat 11 June 2011 8.00pm   Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker, with guest instrumentalists, presents "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" - music written by sibling composers Pepe Becker and Mark Smythe during the decade 2000-2010 (2011)
Wellington Sat 14 May 2011 7.00pm St Mary of the Angels "Risurrezione" (Sacra I concert of THAT's "La Musica" series): Gregory Squire (baroque violin), Douglas Mews (harpsichord/organ), Robert Oliver (bass viol), Pepe Becker & David Morriss present sacred music by Biber, Bach, Buxtehude and others. See http://www.that.org.nz for details...
 Wellington Sun 1 May 2011  3.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St  Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker, with guest instrumentalists Douglas Mews (harpsichord) and Robert Oliver (bass viol), present "The Full Monte: concert 1" - the first in a series of concerts entitled "The Full Monte..." (music from the collected 9 "Books of Madrigals" by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), to be performed in various concerts from 2011 to 2014 (when BV celebrates its 20th Anniversary). In this concert BV performs the entire "First Book of Madrigals for 5 Voices" unaccompanied, with selected (accompanied) madrigali and canzonette  from Book 9. More details on "The Full Monte..." to come...
Wanaka Sun 17 April 2011 7.00pm Lake Wanaka Centre "Autumn Landscapes" concert as member of Voices NZ Chamber Choir; music from Europe and NZ
Dunedin Fri 15 April 2011 7.30pm Knox Church "Autumn Landscapes" concert as member of Voices NZ Chamber Choir; music from Europe and NZ
Auckland Tues 29 March 2011  8.00pm Auckland Town Hall Soloist with world-renowned German countertenor Andreas Scholl, in excerpts from Handel's oratorio Solomon, with Musica Sacra choir and AK Barok orchestra, conducted by Indra Hughes. The concert will be preceded by a half-hour organ recital given by Indra Hughes at 6.15pm. For more info see www.the-edge.co.nz  or www.musicasacra.org.nz
Christchurch Sun 20 February 2011 2.00pm St Stephen's Church, Ilam Rd, Christchurch Love's Nature concert and CD launch: Pepe Becker (soprano) & Helen Webby (harp) perform selected works from their newly released CD; music by Lambert, Ravel, Faure, Schumann, Cannon and NZ composers Helen Bowater and Gareth Farr; admission $5, includes a free glass of wine. See also: www.harp.co.nz or www.odercords.co.nz
         
Paraparaumu Sun 28 November 2010 2.30pm St Paul's church, Paraparaumu Soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah, with Kapiti Chorale, directed by Marie Brown. More details to come... or visit NZCF Wellington: www.wellington.choral.org.nz 
  Wellington Sun 15 August 2010  7.00pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington  Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker, with Academia Sanctae Mariae, led by Gregory Squire, presents a concert performance of Claudio Monteverdi's famous 1610 Vespers, in the 400th Anniversary Year since the work was first printed in Venice; conducted by Robert Oliver. Bookings & info: www.vespers400.org.nz 
  Wellington Sat 14 August 2010  7.00pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington  Baroque Voices, directed by Pepe Becker, with Academia Sanctae Mariae, led by Gregory Squire, presents a concert performance of Claudio Monteverdi's famous 1610 Vespers, in the 400th Anniversary Year since the work was first printed in Venice; conducted by Robert Oliver. Bookings & info: www.vespers400.org.nz 
  Wellington * Sun 30 May 2010   7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington     "Alleluia: a newë work!": BV's now annual concert of Medieval European & Contemporary NZ music for a capella voices; this time with the added flavours of didgeridoo & taonga puoro (Henare Walmsley), flute (Bridget Douglas), recorder (Brendan O'Donnell) & hurdy-gurdy (Dimitrios Theodoridis); and with new works by Gillian Whitehead, Jason Kaminski, Ross Carey, Mark Smythe, Carol Shortis & Pepe Becker ; juxtaposed with innovative Medieval works by Hildegard, Machaut, Dufay & others. An exciting concert, the only one of its kind in the world and not to be missed - come along to support NZ music and musicians!
  Wellington * Sun 23 May 2010  2.30pm   St Alban's Anglican Church, Ngaio St, Eastbourne     "Alleluia: a newë work!": BV's now annual concert of Medieval European & Contemporary NZ music for a capella voices; this time with the added flavours of didgeridoo & taonga puoro (Henare Walmsley), flute (Bridget Douglas), recorder (Brendan O'Donnell) & hurdy-gurdy (Dimitrios Theodoridis); and with new works by Gillian Whitehead, Jason Kaminski, Ross Carey, Mark Smythe, Carol Shortis & Pepe Becker ; juxtaposed with innovative Medieval works by Hildegard, Machaut, Dufay & others. An exciting concert, the only one of its kind in the world and not to be missed - come along to support NZ music and musicians!
         
Wellington Sun 13 Dec 2009 2.30pm St Andrew's on the Terrace Soprano soloist in Purcell's "Come, ye sons of art" with Bach Choir of Wellington, cond. Stephen Rowley
Palmerston North Sat 5 Dec 2009 7.30pm Regent on Broadway Soprano soloist in Handel's "Messiah", with Palmerston Nth Choral Society & Manawatu Sinfonia
Wellington Sun 22 Nov 2009 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2009, concert 3: "These Distracted Times" - English music from the time of Oliver Cromwell, by Jenkins, Lawes, Locke and others, for voices & Baroque strings. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae.
Bookings: email robert.oliver@paradise.net.nz 
Tauranga Mon 26 Oct 2009 tbc tbc Voices NZ Chamber Choir sings Faure's Requiem with the Opus Chamber Orchestra, cond. Peter Walls;  & "tunes with a twist" (new arrangements of old songs, etc)
Rotorua Sun 25 Oct 2009 tbc tbc Voices NZ Chamber Choir sings "tunes with a twist" (new arrangements of old songs, etc)
Wellington Sun 6 Sept 2009 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2009, concert 2: "Les Femmes Saintes" - French Baroque music by Charpentier & Couperin, for voices & Baroque strings. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae. Bookings: email robert.oliver@paradise.net.nz 
Wellington Wed 19th Aug 2009 7.30pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St "The Clerkes of Christ Church" (Oxford, England), Alastair Carey, Hugo Janacek & Gregory Skidmore, with NZers Pepe Becker, Douglas Mews & Robert Oliver: William Byrd's "Mass for Three Voices"; Henry Purcell's "Rejoice in the Lord Alway", and other English anthems and motets. Door sales: $29, $18, $10.
Info: email
pepe.bv@paradise.net.nz  or  anna.sedcole@gmail.com 
Wellington Fri 14 Aug 2009 pm Island Bay School, Thames St Chanterelle (Don King & Steve Pickett, lutes; Pepe Becker, soprano) to do a 'spot' of early English and Italian lute songs at the Island Bay School Art Auction.
Wellington Sun 2 Aug 2009 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2009, concert 1: "Harmonische Freude" - German Baroque music by Bach (Cantata BWV196), Telemann (Paris Quartets) & Erlebach, for voices & Baroque strings. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae.
Bookings: email robert.oliver@paradise.net.nz 
Wellington Mon 15 June 2009 7.00pm for 7.30pm concert Wellington High School Riley Centre, cnr Taranaki & Wallace Sts "La Musica Antica": a fundraising concert of 16th & 17th Century Italian & English songs and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Caccini, Frescobaldi, Wilbye, Farmer, Morley & others... Featuring members of BV: Pepe Becker, Jane McKinlay, Philip Roderick, David Morriss, with guest instrumentalists: Donald Nicolson (harpsichord), Robert Oliver (bass viol) & Peter Reid (cornetto). Refreshments, etc, from 7.00pm; concert starts at 7.30pm. All proceeds go to the Wellington High School Italy Exchange trip - 20 WHS students travelling to Italy to immerse themselves in Italian culture for 3 weeks and be ambassadors for NZ - in September / October 2009. For more info and bookings, email: pepe.bv@paradise.net.nz 
Wellington * Sat 23 May 2009 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St "Alleluia: a newё work!": BV's now annual concert of Medieval European & Contemporary NZ music for a capella voices; with new works by Jenny McLeod, Ross Harris, Mark Smythe, Nick van Dijk, Carol Shortis & Pepe Becker (commissioned with funding from Creative NZ); juxtaposed with innovative Medieval works by Machaut, Dufay & others. An exciting concert, the only one of its kind in the world and not to be missed - come along to support NZ music and musicians!
Eastbourne, Wellington * Sun 17 May 2009 2.30pm St Alban's Anglican  Church, Ngaio St "Alleluia: a newё work!": BV's now annual concert of Medieval European & Contemporary NZ music for a capella voices; with new works by Jenny McLeod, Ross Harris, Mark Smythe, Nick van Dijk, Carol Shortis & Pepe Becker (commissioned with funding from Creative NZ); juxtaposed with innovative Medieval works by Machaut, Dufay & others. An exciting concert, the only one of its kind in the world and not to be missed - come along to support NZ music and musicians!
Wellington Wed 22 April 2009 12.15pm St Andrew's on the Terrace "The Food of Love": new Renaissance group Chanterelle (Don King & Steve Pickett, lutes; Robert Oliver, bass & treble viols; Pepe Becker, soprano) present Elizabethan songs from Shakespeare's plays
Auckland Sun 29 March 2009 5.00pm Auckland Town Hall Soloist with Auckland Choral (cond. Uwe Grodd) & Auckland University Chamber Choir & Symphony Orchestra: Haydn's Creation oratorio for soprano, tenor & bass soloists, choir & orchestra
Wellington Sat 21 March 2009 7.30-11.00pm Tararua Tramping Club hall, Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria "The Queen's Revels" - an Elizabethan Dance Party to celebrate the Autumn Equinox: new Renaissance group Chanterelle (Don King & Steve Pickett, lutes; Robert Oliver, bass & treble viols; Pepe Becker, soprano) to do a 'spot' sometime during the evening. See http://www.feastoffools.co.nz for more info.
Palmerston North Sun 1 March 2009 2.30pm Massey Uni Coll. of Ed. Auditorium Soloist and choir member with Voices NZ Chamber Choir: "Music For a While", songs and choral pieces by Henry Purcell & Benjamin Britten
Wanganui Sat 28 February 2009 7.30pm Wanganui Opera House Soloist and choir member with Voices NZ Chamber Choir: "Music For a While", songs and choral pieces by Henry Purcell & Benjamin Britten
Paraparaumu Fri 27 February 2009 7.30pm St Paul's church Soloist and choir member with Voices NZ Chamber Choir: "Music For a While", songs and choral pieces by Henry Purcell & Benjamin Britten
         
Wellington Sun 23 November 2008 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2008, concert 3: "Jonas", 17th Century Italian music for voices & strings, by Carissimi, Monteverdi & Rigatti. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae
Auckland Sat 15 November 2008 8.00pm Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Soloist with Auckland choir Musica Sacra (cond. Indra Hughes) in a concert celebrating the choir's 10th anniversary: Handel's "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" and Chandos Anthems
Nationwide 5-17 October 2008     Baroque Voices tour of New Zealand, with early instrumental group Phantastic Spirits: "Love is in the Ayre", Italian and English songs and music of love, from the dawning of the Baroque era. See http://www.chambermusic.co.nz for details of concerts near you!
Wellington 2 October 2008 8.00pm Adam Concert Room, NZSM, off Kelburn Parade Baroque Voices and Phantastic Spirits give a one-off pre-tour concert, "Love is in the Ayre", giving Wellingtonians the opportunity to see and hear the extraordinary programme they will perform nationwide in October. (Click on the above link to Chamber Music NZ, for details of the concert repertoire, etc). Admission: $28, $18 (seniors, students, unwaged), & $10 (special price for NZSM students). Door sales only.
Wellington Sun 24 August  2008 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2008, concert 2: "Assumpta est Maria", Charpentier's "Les Vespres de l'Assomption de la Vierge" for women's voices, and Couperin's "Apothéose de Lully". Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae
Wellington Sun 20 July 2008 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2008, concert 1: "Chaconne", Bach's Cantata BWV 4 & Violin Partita No.6 with chorales. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae
Wellington Thurs 10 July 2008 7.00pm Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Kelburn Solo performance of Helen Bowater's "hoshi no hayashi" ("forest of stars") for soprano, as part of a short concert to farewell the outgoing CANZ / Creative NZ NZSM composer-in-residence Ross Harris and welcome Helen Bowater as the new 2008-09 composer-in-residence
Auckland Sat 7 June 2008 7.30pm Auckland Town Hall Soloist in Jenkins' The Armed Man & Faure's Requiem with South Auckland Choral Society (cond. Iain Tetley) & other Auckland choirs & the St Matthews Orchestra
Taupo Sat 17 May 2008 3.00pm The Crater Room, Great Lake Centre "The Poet" (repeat of Wgtn concert with Voices NZ & NZ String Quartet); music by Jenny McLeod (The Poet), Schubert, Bach, Sandstroem, Purcell, Bonato
Wellington * Sat 10 May 2008 8.00pm Wgtn Cathedral of St Paul, Molesworth St "Alleluia: a newё work!": BV's now annual concert of Medieval European & Contemporary NZ music for a capella voices; with new works by Jack Body, Helen Bowater, Carol Shortis & Pepe Becker (commissioned with funding from Creative NZ; other new works by Mark Smythe, Pepe Becker & Carol Shortis; juxtaposed with innovative Medieval works by Machaut & others. An exciting concert, the only one of its kind in the world and not to be missed - come along to support NZ music and musicians!
Wellington * Sun 6 April 2008 3.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St "Love & Lament": sopranos Lauren Armishaw (previous member of BV, visiting from Holland where she has been studying and singing professionally with European Early Music groups for over 5 years) & Pepe Becker; singing Baroque duets & solos, with Donald Nicolson (harpsichord) & Emma Goodbehere (Baroque 'cello), & Felicity Smith (3rd soprano). Beautiful music, performed by some of NZ's top performers of Early Music.
Auckland Fri 21 March 3.00pm & 8.00pm St Matthew's in the City Soloist in Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri with Auckland's Musica Sacra choir, conducted by Indra Hughes
Wellington Sun 24 February 2008 5.00pm Wellington Town Hall "The Poet": NZ International Festival of the Arts concert, with Voices NZ & The NZ String Quartet; music by Jenny McLeod (new work, The Poet, commissioned for this event with funding from Creative NZ), Schubert, Bach, Sandstroem, Purcell, Bonato
         
Wellington Sun 23 December 2007 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2007, concert 3: "Ave Maris Stella", Medieval Christmas music. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae
Wellington Sun 9 December 2007 2.30pm St Paul's church, Paraparaumu Soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Kapiti Chorale, cond. Marie Brown
Wellington Sun 25th Nov 3.00pm St Andrew's on the Terrace Soloist in Bach's Mass in B Minor; with other soloists (members of Baroque Voices ) and the Bach Choir of Wellington, cond. Nigel Williams
Wellington Sun 11 November 2007 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2007, concert 2: "Beatus Vir", Monteverdi & Gabrieli. Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae
Wellington Sun 21 October 2007 7.30pm St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Musica Sacra Concert Series 2007, concert 1: "Actus Tragicus", Bach & Buxtehude.  Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae 
Nelson 13 Oct 2007 6.00pm Nelson Cathedral Tower Voices NZ performing in Nelson Festival
Wellington

* Sun 7 October 2007

3.00pm

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St

* "The Choicest Songs", music by Purcell, from the 1721 publication Orpheus Britannicus, sung by the 'extremities' of Baroque Voices, soprano Pepe Becker & bass David Morriss; with Douglas Mews (harpsichord) & Robert Oliver (bass viol)

Greytown Sun 9 Sept 2007 4.00pm St Luke's church, cnr Main St & Church St, Greytown, Wairarapa A repeat of the Baroque Voices concert: "Prima le parole, poi la musica", Monteverdi's 4th Book of Madrigals for 5 voices unaccompanied, and other Monteverdi duets & trios with continuo; with Robin Ward, triple harp. NB: to book for this concert, contact Eric Turner: (06) 379 6510, eric.turner@wise.net.nz 
Wellington 14 August 2007 11.00am Wellington Town Hall Recording: Mendelssohn's incidental music to "A Midsummer Night's Dream", with NZSO
New Plymouth Fri 10 August 2007 6.00pm Whiteley Church, New Plymouth Tower Voices NZ performing in Taranaki Festival
Wellington *Sat 7 July 2007 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St  * Baroque Voices concert: "Prima le parole, poi la musica", Monteverdi's 4th Book of Madrigals for 5 voices unaccompanied, and other Monteverdi duets & trios with continuo; with Robin Ward, triple harp
Wellington Sat 9 June 2007 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St "The Choicest Songs", music by Purcell, duets for soprano & bass (David Morriss) from the 1705 publication Orpheus Britannicus and other duets and music for strings; with Douglas Mews (harpsichord), Robert Oliver (bass viol), Shelley Wilkinson & Claire Macfarlane (baroque violins)
Auckland 1-4 June 2007     Rehearsal weekend with Tower Voices NZ
Wellington Sun 27 May 2007 8.00pm Wgtn Cathedral of St Paul, Molesworth St Baroque Voices concert: "Alleluia: a newë work!", Medieval and modern (NZ) works for unaccompanied voices
Wellington Sat 5 May 2007 7.30pm Salvation Army Citadel, Vivian St Soprano soloist, with other members of Baroque Voices, for NZCF workshop performance of Haydn's Nelson Mass, conducted by Michael Fulcher
Wellington Fri 6 April 2007 3.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St Soloist in Allegri's Miserere Mei with Choir of Sacred Heart Cathedral, dir. Michael Stewart
Wellington Sun 1 April 2007 5.00pm Adam Concert Room, NZSM, Kelburn Tribute concert: music of NZ composer David Farquhar
Auckland 23-26 March 2007   Papatoetoe Concerts and schools workshops with Tower Voices NZ
Auckland 4 March 2007 2.00pm Ponsonby Baptist Church, Jervois Rd Age of Discovery concert: "Concerto Delle Donne", C16 & C17 virtuoso Italian vocal music, with Nicola Edgecombe & Jayne Tankersley (sop's) & James Tibbles (harpsichord)
London, UK 24 January 2007 6.45pm Rothamsted Manor,
St Albans / Harpenden
"Bach at the Manor", Bach arias from cantatas, with Penelope Spencer (baroque violin) & Katharine May (harpsichord) 
         
Wellington 17 December 2006 7.30pm Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Baroque Voices, The Tudor Consort & Academia Sanctae Mariae, Musica Sacra concert 3, Schütz Christmas Story & Charpentier Messe de Minuit
Palmerston North 9 December 2006 7.30pm Regent on Broadway Soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Palmerston North Choral Society
Wellington 29 November 2006 12.15pm St Andrew's on the Terrace "Songs of Love and Loss", lunchtime concert with Douglas Mews (fortepiano, piano), songs by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert & Schumann
Wellington 19 November 2006 3.00pm St Andrew's on the Terrace Bach's Mass in B Minor, Kyrie & Gloria, with the Bach Choir, conducted by Douglas Mews, with members of Baroque Voices as soloists
Wellington 29 October 2006 7.30pm Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae: Musica Sacra concert 2, Bach, Telemann & Buxtehude
Wellington 30 September 2006 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral Britten Folksong Arrangements (with Michael Stewart, piano) in Nota Bene choir concert
Wellington 24 September 2006 7.30pm Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Baroque Voices & Academia Sanctae Mariae: Musica Sacra concert 1, medieval music
Auckland 26 August 2006 8.00pm Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell Soloist with Musica Sacra choir & AK Barok, conducted by Indra Hughes, celebrating the inauguration of the Donald Barriball Memorial Organ (played by John Scott); music including Bach's Cantata BWV 29 Wir danket dir, Gott and Handel's Foundling Hospital Anthem and Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest.
Wellington 13 August 2006 3.00pm Wellington Town Hall Mozart’s Requiem with Tower Voices New Zealand, soloists & New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (cond. Nicholas McGegan)
Wellington 12 August 2006 8.00pm and 11.00pm Blondini’s, Embassy Theatre foyer “Mozart Mix” with Jonathan Crayford & jazz band
Wellington 5 August 2006 7.30pm St Peter’s Church Soloist with Cantoris, in Mozart’s Missa Solemnis in C & Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
Wellington 30 July 2006 8.00pm Church of Saint Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St Soloist with The Tudor Consort, in Bach’s Magnificat & Monteverdi Magnificat
Wellington 22 July 2006 8.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral Baroque Voices concert: "Massive!"
mass movements, medieval to modern, incl. Mass of the False Relation by Pepe Becker

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