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  • 2018 08 15 St Matthews Chamber Orchestra 4

16th September 2018 @ 2:30pm St Matthew in the City, 187 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, Auckland Print this page Email a friend

St John Passion

Gloomy, stressful and powerfully meditative
2.30pm Sunday 16 September 2018 

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Hamilton Civic Choir

Jayne Tankersley - Soprano
Sarah Court - Mezzo Soprano
Lachlan Craig - Tenor
Joel Amosa Bass Baritone - Winner of the 2018 Lexus Song Quest

The Passio secundum Joannem or St John Passion is an Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach, the older of the surviving Passions by Bach. It was written during Bach's first year as director of church music in Leipzig and was first performed on April 7, 1724, at Good Friday Vespers at the St. Nicholas Church.

Blessed with film star good looks Timothy Carpenter, conductor and Music Director of the Hamilton Civic Choir  is emerging as one of New Zealand’s most active and promising young conductors. As well as his studies at University, he has attended conducting master classes in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Currently, Timothy is Director of Vocal and Choral Music at St Paul’s Collegiate Hamilton, Musical Director of Hamilton Civic Choir. Timothy has studied cello, organ and conducting. 

Hamilton Civic Choir Since beginning in 1946, the Hamilton Civic Choir has enjoyed a reputation as one of New Zealand’s finest Choirs. Their repertoire includes chamber music and other shorter and more modern works.

The Hamilton Civic Choir has been chosen several times to sing major choral works with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.


St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra is an accomplished orchestra performing a wide repertoire of music. Gillian Ansell (NZ String Quartet) says “I always look forward to working with St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra. The players high quality music-making bring their audiences much joy” ensemble recitals,  

TICKETS Eventfinda or Door sales cash only. Adults $25 Concessions $20 children under 12 free. ST MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH corner Wellesley & Hobson Streets.