Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


St Matthew’s Centenary Organ Recital Series

St Matthew’s Centenary Organ Recital Series in Full Swing

As part of celebrations for its Centenary, Auckland’s St Matthew-in-the-City Anglican Church is holding a series of lunchtime concerts featuring some of the city’s finest organists.

The recital series aims to increase appreciation for the historic Father Willis pipe organ that has resided in the church for almost 100 years.

St Matthew’s is currently fundraising to have the grand instrument relocated to its originally intended position; with the pipes suspended in the loft above and to the side of the chancel, near the altar.

The next concert will take place on Friday, May 27th, featuring Indra Hughes, Director of the Musica Sacra choir. Future recitals will feature St Matthew’s resident organist Michael C.W. Bell (June 3rd) and Anita Banbury (June 24th).

The recitals begin at 1.00pm. Entry is $10 with funds being donated to the organ restoration project.

Other Centenary events being held at St Matthew’s in the near future include a sculpture exhibition (June 16-21) and a special service for wedding couples married at the church (July 31).

For more information about the Centenary Organ Recital Series, phone coordinator Sue Elliott on 09 419 1729, or visit the website

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland