Line Up for Season 3 Lunchtime Concerts



The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts has launched its latest programme of artists for their final season of lunchtime concerts for 2019.

The season gets underway on the 25thJuly with a unique opportunity to hear some original music all composed in Nelson. Musicians Craig Duffy (piano), Sally Wastney (cello) and Tamsin Leenhouwers (violin) will play three sets of music composed by Craig and Tamsin.

Two well-known Nelson choirs will also feature. True to its name, Mosaic World Choir will present a multi-layered, multi-coloured musical experience fashioned from a wide variety of materials of different hues, tones, textures and patterns. The audience can expect songs from Europe, Africa and the Pacific, in moods that range from gentle and introspective to rousing, expansive and pulsing with dramatic energy.

And Chroma Choir will singing some of their favourite choral music including pieces by Tallis, Bruckner, Lauridsen and Whitacre.

Closing off the Lunchtime Concert Series for the year will be well-known pianist Richard Mapp who will give his first solo concert in Nelson since moving here earlier in the year.

Concert go-ers will also enjoy music from Bob Bickerton who will perform traditional Irish music along with the wonderful sounds of taonga pūoro, young pianist Louis Lucas-Perry, the newly formed Respiro Wind Quintet, the Aphra and Grampians Trios and NCMA Director James Donaldson alongside Juliet and Mary Ayre who will perform Beethoven’s Archduke Piano Trio.

Individual tickets are priced at $15 for each concert, but regular concert attendees can make savings with NCMA’s concert pass. The concert pass is $100 (+ service fee) per term and allows access to all concerts.

More information and tickets for the lunchtime concert series can be found on the NCMA website,

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