Dedicated in 1894, St James has a remarkable acoustic. Sanctuary – St Jamesconcert series is intended to open the intimate space of St James Ardmore to the wider community, offering high quality cultural engagement in an historic and local setting. Sanctuary – St James Spring Concert Series is comprised of four, one-hour Sunday evening concerts in October and November, presented by professionally trained musicians, each concert specializing in a different musical genre.
Sanctuary – St James will be offered by The Anglican Parish of Clevedon, and is supported and funded by Franklin Local Board. Sanctuary - St James is located at 32 Church Road, Ardmore. The rescheduled Spring Season dates are: Saturday 29 October (2.30pm) Bookends – the Chapman Brothers play Simon & Garfunkel (This concert is a fundraiser for Clevedon Anglican Parish and is designed for those who find night driving difficult) Sunday 30 October (7.30pm) Bookends – the Chapman Brothers play Simon & Garfunkel Sunday 6 November (7.30pm) Retallick & Lee – String Duo Sunday 20 November (7.30pm) City of Sails – Barbershop Chorus Sunday 27 November (7.30pm) The Magnolia Trio – Woodwind
$30/adult. $25/senior or student. Numbers limited. Bookings essential. We are currently revising our ticketing process. To reserve your seat, email:email@example.com phone (09) 292 8763.
The Performers: Bookends: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Mark Wilson is unable to participate in these concerts due to ill health. The content of the concert will remain unchanged, but John Chapman will be joined by his brother Simon in Mark’s stead. John and Simon Chapman spent their formative years as residents of the Presbyterian manse in Clevedon. Part of a very musical family, the Chapman brothers (along with their other siblings) have performed at various local functions over many years. Their concert will feature the music of two other old friends: Simon & Garfunkel.
Retallick & Lee: String Duo Liu-Yi Retallick and Helen Lee have been working together on the Auckland Town Hall stage for the last 5 years as part of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. A dynamic duo both on stage and off, they've also joined forces to form the Bloom Quartet, a premier Auckland based string quartet. City of Sails: Barbershop Chorus This talented group of a-cappella singers have been honing their musical craft within City of Sails for over 40 years. Barbershop harmony is a distinctly American art form, characterised by closely-voiced consonant four-part chords. Two quartets from the City of Sails main Chorus will showcase this sound, together with some contemporary numbers.
Magnolia Trio: Woodwind Comprised of members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra: Bassoonist Ingrid Hagan, clarinettist Jonathan Cohen and oboist Camille Wells, the Magnolia Trio is New Zealand's premiere woodwind trio. French composers will feature in this concert, along with Beethoven and Mozart, in addition to some surprise elements which are bound to amuse and entertain.
Once our new ticketing process is implemented an updated brochure will be posted here and to our Facebook page. To reserve your tickets email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 292 8763.