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.