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St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra | 2021 Concert Season

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  • 2021 03 St Matthews Chamber Orchestra Concert Season

16th May 2021 @ 2:30pm St Matthew in the City, 187 Federal St, Auckland, 1010, Auckland Print this page Email a friend

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra | 2021 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.

“I always look forward with great pleasure to working with the SMCO – their choice of repertoire and the players’ high-quality music-making brings them and their audiences much joy.” – Gillian Ansell – NZ String Quartet

All concerts, Sundays 2.30pm. 

 Concert 1


Concert 1

“From the opening chords to the majestic final chorale, Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein, this was uniquely beautiful Bach. The audience thanks you.”
– Sam Edwards, Waikato Times



Sunday 21 March, 2021

Conductor: Timothy Carpenter
Soloist: Hamilton Civic Choir
Back: St Matthew Passion BWV244

 Concert 2

Concert 2

“The Town Hall Steinway piano was given full glorious voice under the flying fingers of Somi Kim.”

– Clare Matin, Radio 13 Auckland 


Sunday 16 May, 2021

ConductorBeth Cohen
SoloistSomi Kim
Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op 80
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 2 Op 18 in C minor
Copland: Appalachian Spring

 Concert 3

Concert 3

“Irons covered the emotional and technical scope of Beethoven’s big conception with ease …
The audience held its breath at the beauty of her playing in the first movement’s short cadenza.”
– Elizabeth Kerr, Upbeat


Sunday 25 July, 2021

Conductor Michael Joel
Soloist Diedre Irons
Leonie Holmes Prelude for Strings
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 Op 73 in E flat “Emperor”
Beethoven Symphony No 3 Op 55 in E flat “Eroica”

 Concert 4

Concert 4

Join us for an afternoon of arias, duets and ensembles presented by the very talented Classical Voice Students of Auckland University.

Full details will be listed closer to the concert.


Sunday 15 August, 2021

Conductor Michael Joel
Soloist Students from the Classical Voice – Department, School of Music, Auckland University

 Concert 5

Concert 5

“Andrew Beer, whose Ligeti concerto was one of last year’s concert highlights, took the soloist spot once more for Karol Szymanowski’s demanding second violin concerto.

Beer was in top form and an inspiration to his colleagues.”

– William Dart, NZ Herald, 3 Aug 2020



Sunday 12 September, 2021

Conductor Brent Stewart
Soloist Andrew Beer
Debussy Prélude à “l’après-midi d’un faune”
Saint-Saëns Havanaise Op 83
Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 2 Op 22 in D minor
Debussy Nocturnes (revised version)

 Concert 6

Concert 6

“…and Brown’s consummate beauty of tone and pliable give-and-take created a rich string interplay…”
– Clare Matin, Radio 13 Auckland


Sunday 17 October, 2021

Conductor Vincent Hardaker
Soloist Ashley Brown
Kenneth Young Douce Tristesse
Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor
Brahms Symphony No 2 Op 73 in D

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