2006: A special celebration year for the Hamilton Civic Choir


2006 will be a big year for the Hamilton Civic Choir, its 60th anniversary.

Uwe Grodd will celebrate with them conducting the first concert with Mozart’s Requiem in the Founder’s Theatre on 1st April.
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Rehearsing the Requiem with the Hamilton Civic Choirarvellous music is especially appropriate because this year is also the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.

Since its inception in 1946, the Hamilton Civic Choir has enjoyed a reputation as one of New Zealand's finest choirs, its high standing in the NZ music scene being reflected in several invitations to sing major choral works with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia


Soloists for this concert are exciting international singers: Pepe Becker – the Wellington soprano with "the voice of an angel", Aucklander Helen Medlyn – a dramatic contralto as comfortable with the classical repertoire as she is with cabaret torch songs, Sydney tenor David Hamilton – recently described as "the best Mozart tenor in Australia" and up-and-coming young baritone Jamie Frater – currently studying in London and home to perform the Requiem in this concert and for the NZSO.

Uwe Grodd is a renowned flute player and in the first half of the concert will play and direct Mozart Flute Concerto in G Major. Waikato’s own superb Opus Chamber Orchestra will accompany the performance.




Founders Theatre, Tristram Street, Hamilton
When: 1 April, 8pm
What: Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major and Requiem K626
Tickets: from ticketdirect Waikato (07)958-5858 www.ticketdirect.co.nz (Booking fees may apply) or from any choir member.