The 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. See the bottom of the page for the updated flyer. Please note change of venue: 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.
Sanctuary – St James will be offered by The Anglican Parish of Clevedon, and is supported and funded by Franklin Local Board. If you have any questions, email: email@example.com or phone (09) 292 8763. This Season was originally scheduled for 2021, but due to Covid has been twice delayed. As such there have been several changes from the original line up. This is the current listing: Saturday 29 October (2.30pm) Bookends – the Chapman Brothers play Simon & Garfunkel (This concert is is designed for those who find night driving difficult. It is a fundraiser for Clevedon Anglican Parish) Sunday 30 October (7.30pm) Bookends – the Chapman Brothers play Simon & Garfunkel SOLD OUT Sunday 6 November (7.30pm) Bennett & Park – String Duo Sunday 20 November (7.30pm) City of Sails – Barbershop Chorus Sunday 27 November (7.30pm) The French Connection – Clarinet, Piano and Flute
$30 per ticket, or $100 for a full season pass (4 evening concerts). All ticket prices include GST. The ticketing website charges a nominal fee for processing. Our ticketing website is My E-Tickets. Links to buy tickets for individual concerts at the bottom of each performer description. A link to buy a full season pass at the bottom of this page. Numbers limited. Bookings essential.
The Performers: Bookends: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel 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 Simon & Garfunkel. To buy tickets to the Bookends Matinee concert (Sat 29 Oct), click here: Bookends Matinee Bookends Evening Concert is SOLD OUT. Bennett & Park: Violin & Viola Duo Lauren Bennett is a New Zealand violinist in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. A recent graduate from Yale University, Lauren has performed as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician in New Zealand, China, Europe and America. She is very fortunate to be playing on a 1728 Testore violin, on generous loan through the Hill Family Foundation for Art and Music. Recently appointed as the Associate Principal Violist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Korean-New Zealander Julie Park has been recognised as one of the most promising violists to emerge internationally. An artist with the Talent Unlimited Foundation, she recently graduated with an Artist Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music as a Bicentenary Scholar, and recorded her debut solo album with Linn Records.
To buy tickets to the Bennett & Park Concert (Sun 6 Nov) click here: String Duo *Please note, that - due to injury - this is a change from the originally advertised line up of Retallick & Lee.
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 very accomplished quartets from the City of Sails main Chorus will showcase this sound. "Block of Flats" recently made the top 10 in the national Barbershop Harmony NZ contest. "The Match" a young mixed quartet, recently won a medal fat the national barbershop quartet competitions. To buy tickets to the City of Sails Concert (Sun 20 Nov) click here: City of Sails
The French Connection: Clarinet, Flute and Piano* Jonathan Cohen, Principal Clarinetist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, joins his friends Dr Luca Manghi, Principle Flute of the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and David Kelly, Principal Répétiteur for New Zealand Opera. Together, these superb musicians will offer an evening of clarinet, flute, and piano trio music! Selections will include favourites from the French wind trio repertoire as well as select duos. *Please note, that - due to a family bereavement - this is a change from the originally advertised line up.
To buy tickets to the French Connection Concert (Sun 27 Nov) click here: French Connection
FULL SEASON PASS To buy a full season pass to all four evening concerts, click here: Season Pass