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NZSO National Youth Orchestra

Please note new start time 6.30pm

Wyn Davies – conductor
Featuring: New Zealand Youth Choir

Morag Atchison Soprano
Kate Spence Mezzo Soprano
Thomas Atkins Tenor
Moses Mackay Bass

ALEX TAYLOR  feel (World Premiere)
MICHAEL TIPPETT  A Child of Our Time

An historic collaboration which will overflow with youthful talent; the NZSO National Youth Orchestra will join forces with the New Zealand Youth Choir to create an epic programme and a one-off special concert In Christchurch.

These two groups of young musicians, around 130 in total, will perform Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, one of the 20th-century’s outstanding works. Inspired by the 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews in Nazi Germany, the work includes settings of American spirituals which provide a familiar context for this moving secular oratorio.

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Come, see and hear the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and the New Zealand Youth Choir and experience the Sound of Tomorrow!

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is committed to the development of New Zealand’s young orchestral musicians through the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. Since its inception in 1959, the National Youth Orchestra has provided a unique opportunity for the country’s most gifted young performers to learn from artists of international repute and play exciting and challenging repertoire.

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Photo credit: Robert Catto © catto.co.nz

'The NZSO National Youth Orchestra played their hearts out and offered a professional supporting sound...' Weekend Press review of concert with Placido Domingo and Katherine Jenkins, October 2011
'...their [NZSO National Youth Orchestra] deeply involved and idomatic playing far exceeded my expectations.' NZ Listener review of concert with Placido Domingo and Katherine Jenkins, October 2011
'such a magnificent display of choral prowess...' New Zealand Herald - of the New Zealand Youth Choir
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