Our Next Concert


7:30pm Friday 27th October and 2:30pm Sunday 29th October       cropped-2017_5.jpg

Waiapu Cathedral, Browning Street, Napier

Lilia Carpinelli – Soprano

Matthew Reardon – Tenor

An annual event in London, the Last Night of the Proms is now more than just the final concert of the biggest orchestral music festival in the world – it is a tradition that is spread internationally, with wildly popular concerts utilizing the same formula regularly staged throughout the English-speaking world.  We are excited to bring this tradition to Hawkes Bay in 2017.  Come and join us for a concert featuring some of the most beloved music from choral and operatic repertoire – and be prepared to sing along!



7:30pm Saturday 28th October

Waiapu Cathedral, Browning Street, Napier

Anna Pierard – Soprano

Hawkes Bay Orchestra

The many colours of the orchestra will be on display in this exotic programme.  One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of some of the finest Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales (including the likes of Aladdin and Ali Baba), narrated by the Queen Scheherazade.  Here we present two works inspired by these tales from the Orient: Ravel’s famous song cycle, and the symphonic suite from the master orchestrator, Rimsky-Korsakov.  Opening the concert is a variety of Spanish dance music from de Falla’s ballet, The Three-Cornered Hat.  Be prepared for an energetic performance as musical director José Aparicio showcases this music from his native country.