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Central Otago Regional Choir - May 2021 Concert Series. Arrowtown, Wanaka and Alexandra.

Location: Wanaka, Alexandra and Arrowtown.
Region: Central Otago
Dates: Fri, 7 May 2021 - Sun, 9 May 2021 @ 7.30pm in Arrowtown and Wanaka, 2.30pm Alexandra.

  • Central Otago Regional Choir - May 2021 Concert Series. Arrowtown, Wanaka and Alexandra.


In 2019 audiences were blown away by the superb artistry of world-acclaimed organist Kemp English and his partner, virtuoso violinist and Assistant Concert Master of the NZSO, Yuka Eguchi. The Central Otago Regional Choir is delighted to announce the return of this duo at the beginning of May, with Yuka leading the String Ensemble accompanying the choir. Also joining them will be the choir’s outstanding concert accompanist Sandra Crawshaw and Guest Artists, violinists Victoria Williamson and Skyla Murray. In 2020, Covid -19 may have cancelled the appearance of renowned contemporary British composer Will Todd at the eagerly awaited World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland but the first half of the choir’s programme features the NEW ZEALAND PREMIERE of four of his works. Audiences loved the choir’s past performances of the music of Ola Gjeilo and like him, Will Todd uses voices and instruments to create mystical soundscapes of incredible beauty. By contrast, the second half of the concert is devoted to the music of Joseph Haydn, including the “Little Organ Mass” with its famous virtuosic Benedictus for organ and soprano (Sally Davies). Also the ever popular “The Heavens are Telling” from “The Creation”. As the performers sweep through a range of emotions, from profound sorrow to exuberant joy, blast away the weight of Covid and celebrate the power of music at its best!

Arrowtown Friday, 7 May 2021, 7:30 pm, Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham Street

Wanaka Saturday, 8 May 2021, 7:30 pm, 8 May 2021, Wanaka New Life Church, 50 Reece Crescent

Alexandra Sunday, 9 May 2021, 2:30 pm, 9 May 2021, Dunstan High School Hall, 12 Enterprise Street

Door sales subject to availability. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start.

Tickets: $25 adults, school students free, available from:

Life Pharmacy Wilkinsons, Queenstown

Unichem Summerfields Pharmacy, Frankton

Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown

Paper Plus, Wanaka

Paper Plus, Cromwell

Community House, Alexandra


Wanaka, Alexandra and Arrowtown.