Sunday 20 February 7.30pm Retallick & Lee (String duo) Sunday 27 February 7.30pm Magnolia Trio (Woodwind) Saturday 5 March 2.30pm Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel) Sunday 6 March 7.30pm Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel) Sunday 13 March 7.30pm City of Sails (Barbershop) The brochure will be updated and posted here as well as our Sanctuary - St James Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sanctuarystjames
Following on from the success of the inaugural Autumn Series, the Spring Series is confirmed and drawing near!
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 Autumn Concert Series is comprised of four, one-hour Sunday evening concerts in April and May, presented by professionally trained musicians, each concert specializing in a different musical genre.
Suggested donation per concert: $30/adult. $25/senior or student. Numbers limited. Bookings via email essential.
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 Spring Concert Series:
Retallick & Lee: String Duo Sun 20 Feb 7.30pm 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. Magnolia Trio: Woodwind Sun 27 Feb7.30pm 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.
Bookends: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Sat 5 March at 2.30pm* Sun 6 March at 7.30pm In the 1980s John Chapman and Mark Wilson spent their formative years as residents of the Presbyterian manse and the Anglican vicarage in Clevedon. Their shared love of music led to an inevitable collaboration. Mark and John played at the heart of the Clevedon community and beyond. Sanctuary – St James will be their musical reunion. This concert will feature the music of two other old friends: Simon & Garfunkel. *This matinee performance is designed for those who find night driving difficult. When booking please indicate if you require mobility assistance.
City of Sails: Barbershop Chorus Sun 13 March 7.30pm 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.