The Sanctuary – St James has got a great group of artists for our Autumn Series. Tickets will go on sale soon! Please note: St James Church is currently closed to the public, therefore this concert series will take place at All Souls Church in Clevedon, 49 North Road.
Sunday 30 April 7pm: Twistin' the Swing Twistin’ the Swing is a lively acoustic gypsy jazz band influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, 1930-40’s swing and Romani songs. The band consists of Asher Truppman Lattie on clarinet and saxophone, Phillip Beatson on gypsy guitar, Travis Hill on la pompe guitar and Djordje Nikolic on double bass. The sense of rhythm, musicality and dynamic interplay between band members creates an atmosphere that is highly energetic and engaging. They alternate this vibrancy with slow melodic ballads and medium swing tunes. Twisin' The Swing will have you wishing there was a dance floor in the church! Tickets cost $30 each, including GST. A small service charge will be added at the checkout. Click here to buy tickets: https://myetickets.co.nz/ssj-twistin-the-swing
Sunday 7 May 7pm Marimba, Violin and Bassoon This concert promises to be a delight. Eric Renick on Marimba, Lui-Yi Retallick on Violin and Sam Brough on Bassoon. Originally from Indiana, EricRenick has been Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Percussionist since 2010. Eric is a regular collaborator with cross-genre musicians as well as film scoring. This trio is Eric’s brainchild, for which he will be playing Marimba. He will be accompanied by violinist Liu-Yi Retallick, who is currently with the APO. Lui-Yi freelances with a number of collaborations and will also be performing as part of the Jade Quartet. The third member of the trio is Sam Brough, who joined the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as Principal Contrabassoonist in September 2022 following three years as Principal Bassoon with Swedish chamber orchestra, Dalasinfoniettan. Sam has been a guest player with major orchestras throughout the UK and Scandinavia and is excited to be beginning a new adventure making music in Auckland.
Sunday 21 May 7pm Jade Quartet Jade Quartet were the first performers to grace the Sanctuary - St James stage. We are delighted to welcome them back as part of our Autumn 2023 series. The Jade Quartet are some of New Zealand’s most skilled string players, with performances described as thrilling and inspiring. Miranda Adams, (first violin) is one of NZ’s leading violinists and assistant concertmaster for the APO. LiuYi Retallick (second violin) has performed as a soloist internationally and specialises in performing contemporary works. Robert Ashworth (viola) is principal viola player for the APO and also performs in international orchestras. Edith Salzmann (cello) is in high demand internationally as a teacher, soloist, and chamber musician. Tickets cost $30 per person including GST. A small service fee will be charged at checkout. Click here to purchase tickets: https://myetickets.co.nz/ssj-jade-quartet
Sunday 28 May 7pm Artist to be confirmed
A link to buy season tickets ($100 including GST for all four concerts) will be available once our fourth concert is confirmed.
Sanctuary – St James will be offered by The Anglican Parish of Clevedon. If you have any questions, email: email@example.com or phone (09) 292 8763.