Concerts & live events

NBS Live Lounge: The Leftovers

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The Leftovers, just like their namesake, defy genre boundaries with their eclectic fusion of musical ingredients. Comprised of seasoned musicians with diverse backgrounds, the band brings together elements of rock, […]

A Taste of Opera – Fundraiser

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

NCMA needs to raise $250,000 this year for operating costs.  That’s why we are putting the fun in fundraising! How can you help? Join us for an entertaining evening at […]

Nelson Male Voice Choir ANZAC Concert

Nelson Cathedral Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand

The Nelson Male Voice Choir welcome you to a concert to honour ANZAC day. The Choir will perform this concert under the baton of renowned conductor, Jason Balla on Anzac […]

NBS Live Lounge: The Violet Project

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

'The Violet Project’ is a three-piece indie-pop band hailing from Whakatū (Nelson), New Zealand. Comprised of Emma Common (lead vocals and bass), Luke Wilkes (guitar) and Sam Edmonds (drums), originally […]

Chroma Chamber Choir World Premiere & More

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The Chroma Chamber Choir is proud to stage a world premiere of the Gloria by New Zealand-Hungarian composer and jazz pianist Gabor Tolnay. Nelson-based Tolnay’s Gloria is composed in seven movements and contains a mix of traditional […]

Chroma Chamber Choir World Premiere & More

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The Chroma Chamber Choir is proud to stage a world premiere of the Gloria by New Zealand-Hungarian composer and jazz pianist Gabor Tolnay. Nelson-based Tolnay’s Gloria is composed in seven movements and contains a mix of traditional […]

Lunchtime Concert: Opera & Broadway Masterclass

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

This lunchtime concert also features as part of Nelson Civic Choir’s 4-day Opera Festival. Opera Singer and Vocal Coach Jason Balla (Festival Music and Artistic Director) works with 3 local […]

NBS Live Lounge: Opera/Jazz Fusion

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Opera/Jazz Fusion – Some of Nelson’s well known jazz instrumentalists join forces with singer/pianist Jason Balla (Festival Music and Artistic Director). In this more casual setting we get to hear […]

Lest We Forget

Nelson Cathedral Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand

NBS Nelson City Brass presents a special tribute to the ANZAC Spirit through a range of wonderful music under the baton of Nigel E. Weeks. Brass Bands have long been […]

Opera Gala Concerts

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The combined forces of the Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson Male Voice Choir are joined by three distinguished opera singers and accompanied by a full orchestra to take you on […]

Opera Gala Concerts

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The combined forces of the Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson Male Voice Choir are joined by three distinguished opera singers and accompanied by a full orchestra to take you on […]

Lunchtime Concert: Paul Chan

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Immerse yourself in an enchanting afternoon of celestial melodies as Nelson organist, Paul Chan, takes centre stage. Prepare to be transported through time and space as his nimble fingers dance […]

NBS Live Lounge: Sukalati Beats

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Sukalati Beats features the smooth beats and soulful vocals of Dayna Sanerivi, jazz influenced keys and synth work of Charlie Bladon and sweet hip hop driven bass lines courtesy of […]

Lunchtime Concert: Zeb Wulff

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The manuscript of Beethoven's Appassionata sonata still bears visible water stains from his enraged passage through a storm after he reportedly almost broke a chair over the head of Prince […]

NBS Live Lounge: Tea Tree

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Tea Tree consists of Tina Mortensen - guitar, vocals and the creator of our musical stories; Tamsin Leenhouwers - viola, violin, vocals and the writer of tunes; Stephen Rance - […]

Music Mix – Vamos!

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre Main Road Stoke, Nelson

Music Mix A free music experience for all held at Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre. Sat 18 May : Vamos! - dynamic percussion and dance for primary-school age children Sat 25 May […]

New Zealand String Quartet – Soundscapes

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Join the internationally acclaimed New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) for an evening of exquisite chamber music as part of its 2024 season Soundscapes. This performance marks the final opportunity for […]

Lunchtime Concert: Juliet Ayre & Zeb Wulff

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

JS Bach - Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in B minor - Adagio (performed on violin and piano) Khachaturian - Song-Poem (1929) Prokofiev- Violin and Piano Sonata no.1 in F […]

NBS Live Lounge: We Three

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

We Three are made up of the musical talents of Trudi Wilson (vocals and keys) and Luke Wilkes (guitar) and Jim Boyden (percussion). This jazzy, soulful and dynamic threesome has […]

Music Mix – Mary Poppins

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre Main Road Stoke, Nelson

Music Mix A free music experience for all held at Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre. Sat 18 May : Vamos! - dynamic percussion and dance for primary-school age children Sat 25 May […]

Lunchtime Concert: Kyoko Takashima

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Bach's "Partita 2 BWV826" moves from a heavy organ-like atmosphere to a lighter, active and playful experience, like a rollercoaster. Schubert composed "Sonate 18 Fantasie D894" in 1826 at the […]

NBS Live Lounge: Ceann an Esic

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

With the return of the Irish Music Festival Ceol Aneas, we also have Irish band Ceann an Esic starting the weekend festivities

Music Mix – Banjo

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre Main Road Stoke, Nelson

Music Mix A free music experience for all held at Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre. Sat 18 May : Vamos! - dynamic percussion and dance for primary-school age children Sat 25 May […]

Ceol Aneas Showcase

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Our guest lineup will feature top class artists from Ireland, Australia and New Zealand: Órlaith McAuliffe (flute), Dylan Carlos and Áifric Boylan (fiddle), John McCartin (guitar), Dara O'Coisdealbha (button accordion), […]

Lunchtime Concert: Tomas Hurnik

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

J.S. Bach – Suites for Solo cello no.3, 2 and 1 Most beautiful pieces written for solo cello will be presented by Tomas Hurnik on baroque cello Sponsored by Nelson […]

NBS Live Lounge: Florence McNabb

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Florence McNabb is an 18-year old singer songwriter who performs a mix of acoustic covers and originals, accompanying herself on guitar. She began playing and performing at the age of […]

NZSO – Reflections – Schubert & Beethoven

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Purcell Fantasia upon one note Schubert Quartettsatz Caroline Shaw Entr’acte Beethoven String Quartet No. 9 in C Major Four NZSO players whisk us through the ages via the most classic of chamber music ensembles […]

Music Mix – Orchestras + Kath Bee

Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre Main Road Stoke, Nelson

Music Mix A free music experience for all held at Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre. Sat 18 May : Vamos! - dynamic percussion and dance for primary-school age children Sat 25 May […]

Lunchtime Concert: Louis Lucas-Perry

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts 48 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

Programme Mozart Sonata in Am K310 Ravel Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit Chopin Polonaise fantasy op. 61 Liszt/Schubert Ave Maria Erlkonig Liszt Transcendental Etude no. 8. Wild jagd   Sponsored […]

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