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Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust and Auckland Youth Orchestra (AYO)


2:30pm, Sun 26 June, 2022
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Event Details

Organist Nicholas Forbes with AYO and vocal soloists

The Auckland Youth Orchestra and the Auckland Town Hall Organ Trust presents a free concert for your enjoyment. 

Come and experience the magnificent Town  Hall Organ
Enjoy the thrill of 75 talented young musicians (ages 16-26) performing together with energy, precision and passion!

Gigout: Grand Choeur Dialogué

Mozart:  Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp

Mozart: The Magic Flute: Selected arias

Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3"Organ Symphony"

Conductor: Antun Poljanich

Soloists: Nicholas Forbes (organ), Tayla Alexander (soprano), Christina Ellison (soprano), Sid Chand (tenor), Anna Kexin Zhang (flute) and Harrison Chau (harp)

Gigout – Grand Choeur Dialogué 

The programme opens with a grand fanfare, written for the uncommon instrumentation of organ in ‘dialogue’ with a brass ensemble. The majestic style of the theme is bright and rhythmic, and the dialogue steadily intensifies throughout – first the brass, then the organ, then the brass, then altogether for a thrilling climax.   

Mozart – Andantino from Concerto for Flute & Harp

The elegant and graceful melody of this movement simmers with Mozartean magic.  Some consider this to be some of Mozart’s most exquisite writing for flute...

Mozart – The Magic Flute (selected arias)

This well-loved opera was premiered just two months before Mozart’s death; it was an instant hit and was the greatest operatic success of his career.  The opera contains some of the most beautiful arias Mozart ever wrote.

Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 "Organ Symphony"

Premiered in London 136 years ago, this symphony was immediately popular and is considered to be a staple work in the orchestral repertoire.  Saint-Saëns said, “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished I will never achieve again.” 

Listeners will quickly recognise its most well-known theme in the Finale – it featured in the 1995 movie “Babe”, and in Keeley and Fitzgerald’s 1977 hit record “If I Had Words”.

This concert is proudly supported by the following organisations:

Auckland Live

Perpetual Guardian

Tayla Made Foundation

Waitemata Local Board

Lodge of the Liberal Arts No.500

Running Time: 
Start        2.30
Interval   3.15   (20 min)
Finish      4.15 approx.


Child Policy: Not recommended for 3 years & under.

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