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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Auckland Choral: Hamilton Mozart

David Hamilton has had a long and close relationship with Auckland Choral. This year recognises his 40th anniversary and to mark the new Matariki holiday, he has produced a new work celebrating the stars of the Māori new year, especially for the choir.

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Auckland Choral: Hamilton Mozart
Auckland Choral: Hamilton Mozart

Time & Location

30 Jul 2022, 7:30 pm NZST

Holy Trinity Cathedral, 446 Parnell Road, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand

About the Event

David Hamilton has had a long and close relationship with Auckland Choral. This year recognises his 40th anniversary and to mark the new Matariki holiday, he has produced a new work celebrating the stars of the Māori new year, especially for the choir.

Hamilton’s prize-winning American Triptych, setting three American texts, speaks to the power of music and singing to comfort, cheer and celebrate.

At Mozart’s premature death in the early hours of 5th December, 1791, he left his final masterpiece, the Requiem, unfinished and shrouded in mystery. It had been commissioned by a ‘grey messenger’ whose ghostly apparition convinced the sick and impoverished composer that he was being told to write his own musical epitaph.

This, and the myth of his being poisoned by the jealous Salieri, became the stuff of legend in the 19th century, and inspired an opera, a play and a film in the twentieth century. The Requiem remains one of the most personal, impassioned and profound of Mozart’s works.

Uwe Grodd conductor Emma Pearson soprano Sarah Court mezzo soprano Iain Tetley tenor James Ioelu bass

Auckland Choral Cantare Westlake Girls High Pipers Sinfonia

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