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Daytime Concert Series 2012

MEDIA RELEASE – Daytime Concert Series 2012
August /September 2012 National Tour, presented by Operatunity.

The Best of the Classics

The Daytime Concert Series presents another Operatunity first with this concert exclusively accompanied by a string trio. The concert features some of the best loved tunes of all time - vibrant waltzes, beautiful songs and haunting melodies presented by soprano Susan Boland, two of the Three New Zealand Tenors, Bonavenutre Allan -Moetaua and Derek Hill with violinists Jessica Hindin, Peau Halapua and cellist Rachel Wells.

Jessica Hindin leads the string trio and brings with her an extraordinary ability to make the violin sing. After completing her degree at Auckland University in performance violin, Jessica travelled to Ireland and successfully performed for world music group Barrage, touring for the next five years on five continents. Upon returning to New Zealand Jessica has enjoyed a multi dimensional freelance career in classical, country, jazz, world and Celtic music with bands, orchestras, TV work and on the concert stage.

Jess says, “I’m very excited to be going back on the road with Operatunity as my last national tour was lots of fun, and I’m really looking forward to meeting all the lovely Operatuntiy audiences again! This time we have a new twist, as I am bringing a fabulous string trio with me! During the concerts we'll also be performing some works from our own repertoire, including 'The Swan’ for solo cello, and one of my own personal favourites, Czardas by Monti.
We have been lucky enough to play for Eileen Page, Harry Connick Jnr, and Hayley Westinra to name a few, and we are delighted to be accompanying the wonderful singers chosen to be part of the Best of Classics on this upcoming tour!
Classics in this concert include Ave Maria, Voices of Spring, the Pearlfishers Duet, Pie Jesu, songs and waltzes made famous by Andre Rieu and melodies like Air on a G string, Pachebel Canon, Jesu joy of man’s desiring and The Swan with music featured by Mozart, Schubert, Puccini, Bizet, Bach and so many more.

The Daytime Concert Series is presented by Operatunity, a company which presents over 200 concerts per year in 24 venues throughout New Zealand. From its humble beginnings The Daytime Concert Series has gained an enviable position in the calendar of tens of thousands of concerts goers throughout New Zealand, who enjoy the experience that Operatunity offers of professional quality shows with some light hearted fun and laughter mixed in.

The Daytime Concert Series has become the largest employer of professional singers and artists of its type in New Zealand and has an exceptional young artist programme which mentors and develops the incredible talent which New Zealand continues to produce.

Eight concerts are presented in its variety daytime series, an eclectic mixture of shows ranging, this year, from the Great Hits of the 60’s and 70's, to Razzle Dazzle and The Best of the Classics.

Concerts commence at 11am and tickets are $30 including lunch, with discounts for group and regular bookings.

To book tickets or request a free brochure of the 2012 Daytime Concert Series, call Operatunity toll free on 0508 266 237, online at, or When booking through Operatunity, no booking or postage fees apply.

Daytime Concert Series venues are in: Howick, North Shore, Orewa, Papakura, Remuera, Te Atatu, Christchurch, Dunedin, Greymouth, Invercargill, Nelson, Timaru, Gisborne, Hamilton, Hastings, Kapiti, Lower Hutt, Masterton, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, Wanganui, and Whangarei.

Area Date Concert Venue
Howick (11am) Tues 21 Aug
Picton Centre: 120 Picton Street
North Shore (11am) Wed 22 Aug
Windsor Park Baptist Church: 550 East Coast Rd
Orewa (11am) Wed 5 Sept
Centrestage Theatre: 60 Centreway Rd
Papakura (11am) Thurs 6 Sept
Hawkins Theatre: 13 Ray Small Drive
Remuera (11am) Mon 20 Aug
Somervell Church Auditorium: 497 Remuera Rd
Te Atatu (11am) Mon 10 Sept
Te Atatu Baptist Church: 448 Old Te Atatu Rd

North Island
Area Date Concert Venue
Gisborne (11am) Thurs 20 Sept
War Memorial Theatre: Corner Bright St and Childers Rd
Hamilton (11am) Mon 3 Sept
Eastside Church: 112 East Street, Enderley
Hastings (11am)
Wed 19 Sept

Hawkes Bay Opera House: Hastings Street
Kapiti (11am) Thu 13 Sept
Southwards Theatre: Otaihangi Rd, Paraparaumu
Lower Hutt (11am) Fri 14 Sept
Hutt City Church: 22 Marsden Street
Masterton (11am) Tue 18 Sept
Masterton Town Hall: 22 Perry Street
New Plymouth (11 am) Tues 11 Sept
City West Church (formerly A.O.G.): 62c Poplar Grove
Palmerston North (11am) Mon 17 Sept
New Life Church: 590 Featherston St
Rotorua (11am) Tues 4 Sept
Rotorua Baptist Church: 100 Malfroy Rd
Tauranga (11am) Fri 21 Sept
Holy Trinity Church: Corner 3rd Ave and Devonport Rd
Wanganui (11am) Wed 12 Sept
War Memorial Hall: Concert Chamber, Watt St
Whangarei (11am) Fri 07 Sept
Central Baptist Church: 202 Bank St

South Island
Area Date Concert Venue
Christchurch (11am) Wed 29 Aug
La Vida Centre: 34a Hansons Lane, Upper Riccarton
Dunedin (11am) Mon 27 Aug
Mosgiel Coronation Hall: 97 Gordon Rd, Mosgiel
Greymouth (11am) Thurs 30 Aug
Regent Theatre: Corner Mackay and Herbert St
Invercargill (11am) Fri 24 Aug
Civic Theatre: 88 Tay St
Nelson (11am and 2pm) Fri 31 Aug
Hope Community Church: Ranzau Rd West, Hope
Timaru (11am) Tues 28 Aug
Theatre Royal: 118 Stafford Street

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