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Auckland Welsh Choir Annual Tribute to St David

Media Release February 2013


Auckland Welsh Choir Annual Tribute to St David, the Welsh Patron Saint, in Aid of Hospice North Shore

Auckland Welsh Choir returns to St Joseph’s Church Takapuna for its annual celebration in tribute to St David, the patron saint of Wales. This year’s programme, entitled ‘Songs of Love and Land’, combines its cornerstone Welsh music with extracts from Vaughan Williams’ Folk Songs of the Four Seasons, a sample of songs from closer to home, and a topical surprise.

Last year, pipes, soloists and a harp contributed to the diversity of the programme, and this year will again feature the abundance of instruments for which this annual tribute is renowned. The choir’s recent concert with the Devonport Chamber Orchestra included a selection of English folk songs arranged and orchestrated by the Welsh-named Ralph Vaughan Williams. Many of these will remain firm favourites with the choir, and will offer a balance with the programme’s selection of Celtic, Kiwi, Afro-American and other ‘songs of the people’.

The concert will feature soloists and the chamber choir (known as Telynogion) in a wide variety of performance genre, including songs from the great classic, Les Miserables.

Auckland Welsh Choir will be donating all profits from the concert to Hospice North Shore.

What: The Auckland Welsh Choir’s St David’s Day Concert
When: Sunday 3 March 2013, 3pm
Where: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, cnr Taharoto and Dominion Streets, Takapuna, Auckland

Tickets can be purchased for $25, by phone (09) 361 1000, through iTicket www.iticket.co.nz (incurs service fee), or at the door (children are free).
Concessions are available for student rush and group bookings.

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About the Auckland Welsh Choir
Côr Cymreig Auckland, our own Welsh Choir, is proud to be associated with the Welsh musical tradition and to maintain a generous slice of Welsh music and language as a cornerstone of the choir's existence in New Zealand.

The Choir is an accomplished 40 strong, four part, mixed choir. The musical repertoire ranges from its cornerstone Welsh to the lyrical and sacred, performed in English, Welsh, Latin and German, and sung a capella, accompanied and with orchestra. To check out the choir see www.aucklandwelshchoir.co.nz. and contact us on secawc@gmail.com. Rehearsals are on Thursday, St Barnabas Church, Mt Eden, 7.30pm.

Concerts are community fundraising based, providing a platform for established musicians as well as up and coming young performers, soloists and choristers. We aim for concerts of variety and style, up to six in any one year, and these take place throughout the country.


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