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St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra | 2020 Concert Season

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15th March 2020 @ 2:30pm St Matthew in the City, 187 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, Auckland Print this page Email a friend

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra | 2020 Concert Season

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra is an accomplished orchestra performing a wide repertoire of music and is dedicated to providing performance opportunities for New Zealand musicians, composers and conductors.

If you have not heard St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra play then you are missing one of the finest musical experiences in Auckland.

Sunday, 15 March

2:30 PM

2020 Concert 1


Conductor: Peter Thomas

Soloist: Tessa Petersen

Lilburn: Aotearoa Overture

Vaughan Williams: Violin Concerto in D minor

Elgar: Serenade for Strings Op 20 in E minor

Dvořák: Symphony No 8 Op 88 in G

“Petersen gave a nuanced performance … tackling the work’s strident, dance-like and pastoral passages with equal aplomb” – Allied Press


Sunday, 17 May

2:30 PM

2020 Concert 2


ConductorTimothy Carpenter

SoloistHamilton Civic Choir

BachSt Matthew Passion BWV244

“Acapella perfection, flowing phrasing, perfect pitch and harmonic balance, superb choral sound to match some of the best professional moments - and we heard it in a small provincial town in the Antipodes.” – Sam Edwards, Waikato Times

Sunday, 26 July

2:30 PM

2020 Concert 3


Conductor: Michael Joel

SoloistDiedre Irons

MozartLa clemenza di Tito Overture K621

BeethovenPiano Concerto No 4 Op 58 in G

DvořákSymphony No 9 Op 95 in E minor ‘New World’ 

“The incomparable Diedre Irons ... fulfilled every expectation. Such magnificent power! Right from the tempestuous opening, Irons put her masterly stamp on the work.” – The Hook, July 16, 2019

Sunday, 16 August

2:30 PM

 2020 Concert 4 L

2020 Concert 4 R


ConductorMichael Joel

SoloistAmalia Hall – Violin | Ashley Brown – Cello

BorodinIn the Steppes of Central Asia

BrahmsConcerto for Violin and Cello Op 102 in A minor

BorodinSymphony No 2 in B minor 

“Brilliance and immense understanding.” – John Button, Dominion Post

“ Unimpeachable artistry... full-blooded lyricism.” – William Dart, NZ Herald

Sunday, 20 September

2:30 PM

2020 Concert 5


ConductorBeth Cohen

SoloistSomi Kim

FauréPelléas et Mélisande Suite Op 80

RachmaninoffPiano Concerto No 2 Op 18 in C minor

CoplandAppalachian Spring

“...Kim on piano was utterly mesmerising...” – Clare Martin, Radio 13 Auckland

Sunday, 18 October

2:30 PM

2020 Concert 6


ConductorJosé Aparicio

SoloistAndrew Beer

RavelLe Tombeau de Couperin Suite

ConusViolin Concerto in E Minor

Sinding: Suite im alten Stil Op 10 for Violin and Orchestra


“Beer’s performance of the Ligeti Concerto was one of the most exciting things I’ve heard for a while” – Peter Hoar at RNZ

All concerts, Sundays 2.30 PM, St MATTHEW-IN-THE-CITY CHURCH, 187 Federal street, corner WELLESLEY AND HOBSON streets, Auckland city. 

TICKETS available on Eventfinda or door sales (cash only) | Adults $30, Seniors $25, Children under 12 (with an adult) Free, Student Rush—Can only be purchased at the door on the day of the concert and are subject to seats being available—$15.

To purchase tickets and for more information, click the link here to download the St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra 2020 Concert Season Brochure