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A Musical Showcase featuring “King of Instruments”

Around 100 organists will be in Auckland 30 May -1 June for a Congress. This is your chance to hear some of the city's finest organs played by German organist and Music Director Hayko Siemens. A flier is attached.

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Majesty and Grace

A Musical Showcase featuring the “King of Instruments”

Three Concerts

Friday 30 May 7:30 pm
Saturday 31 May 8:00 pm
Sunday 1 June 2:00 pm
Auckland, New Zealand


Pièces de Résistance
Friday 30 May 7:30 pm
St Mark’s Anglican Church, Remuera

Age of Discovery Chamber Baroque

Featuring French music from the court of Louis XIV and beyond including music by Couperin, Clerambault, Duphly and more.
The varied programme features baroque flute, voice, harpsichord, organ, and is designed to soothe and delight!

Adult $10
Door sales available. Children under 18 years old are free if accompanied by a paying adult.


The Eighteenth Century Organ Concerto

Saturday 31 May 8:00 pm
Ponsonby Baptist Church

Age of Discovery & Organists
Famous Handel organ concertos on historic instruments. Three organists - Douglas Mews, James Tibbles and Jenny Thomas - play on the authentically restored 1779 John Avery organ, accompanied by Age of Discovery Chamber Baroque.

Adult $10
Door sales available. Children under 18 years old are free
if accompanied by a paying adult.


Toccata

Sunday 1 June 2:00 pm
Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity

Hayko Siemens - Concert Organist

A “Toccata” is a display of the organist’s skill and the organ’s power to thrill. This programme from the European organ tradition includes music by Buxtehude, Bach, Reger, Schumman and Dubois; and celebrates both Hugo Distler and Messaien in their centennial year. Hayko Siemens performs no fewer than four Toccatas on the striking pipe organ in Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Prepare to be well and truly thrilled!

Adult $20
Students, Senior Citizens $10
Door sales available. Children under 18 years old are free if accompanied by a paying adult.


Hayko Siemens

As Organist, Choral and Orchestral Director, German-based musician Hayko Siemens enjoys a coveted reputation throughout Europe.

He has regularly undertaken organ concerts throughout the world. He was the first ever German organist to be invited as “principal artist” to the Melbourne International Festival for Organ and Harpsichord, and has visited New Zealand on two previous occasions. He has made numerous organ recordings including the complete works of César Franck. In 1998 he moved to Munich to assume the prestigious position of Music Director and conductor of the Müncher MottettenChor as well as Musical Director of St Matthäus, the principal Lutheran church in the city.

Hayko Siemens is featured guest artist at the ORGANZ Annual
Congress 2008.


See... Flyer (PDF)

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