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2017 Previous Events

January  2017

Les fêtes Venitiennes

Francis Yapp, Countertenor & bar’ cello                                  

Tomas Hurnik, Baroque Cello                                                   

Peter Low, Harpsichord                              

Jonathan Le Cocq, Lute / Guitar

celebrates baroque music from and  inspired by Venice. Performed on period  instruments

February  2017

13 Annual (West Melton) Art Event

Works by :

Angela Newport

Bradley Howlett

Celia Wilson

Christine King

Christine Maynard

Christine Watton

Janie Porter

Jillian Wordsworth

Marilyn Austin

Mark Collinson

Maureen McCann

Rachel McRobb


On Wings of Song


Songs of Travel &  The House of Life

plus a variety of other songs.

David O'Beirne -Tenor

Veronica van der knaap- Piano

March 2017

Romantic beside Folk.

Cornelia Didenco Violin

Veronica van der Knaap Piano

Inc works by  Schubert & Taneyev


Tresoli Piano Trio

Susan Farmer -Violin                             

Jenny Davey - Cello                              

Rosemary Stott -Piano

Works by  Dvorak, Shostakovich and others

April 2017

The Young Love of Music

Valeriy Maksymov

& Iryna Maksymova

Selected Piano and Violin  Students 2017

Romantic Music


Penelope Reid - Oboe

Kathleen Lockwood- Cello

David Bui -Violin

Suzanne  Holt - Piano/Opera

Jaqueline Baddock - Duet

May 2017

Veronica van der Knaap 70th Birthday                  

Piano Recital

Works by Brahms, Chopin, Schubert and others

Charity for Canterbury Charity Hospital

Reflections Grace McKenzie

Talented Award Winning Violinist Performing music for Violin and  Piano

June 2017

Jubilate Singers- From the Antipodes

Presenting the world premier of a new work by Janet Jennings, featuring Matthew Lee - Flute

Anna Hoetjes - Soprano. 
We are also performing works by David Hamilton, Richard Oswin, David Childs, Diane Cooper, John Ritchie and Patrick Shepherd.

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Featuring Soloists and Ensembles

From Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Aroha Ensemble                              

Masterworks for String Trio

Haihong Liu - Violin , NZSO            

Zhongxian Jin –Viola,                          

Robert Ibell - Cello, NZSO

A Garland of Song

Tenor  David O'Beirne

Pianist Veronica van der Knaap

Schumann's Liederkreis Op.39,

Vaughan-Williams' Songs of Travel and The House of Life.

July 2017

Love, Loss &

Café  Operana

Lois Johnston- Soprano

and her student Reva Tokona- Soprano

A varied selection of songs and arias

exploring the themes of love, loss and everything in between

Piano accompanist- Sophia Bidwell

Helen Webby - Pedal harp

Sophia Bidwell –Accordion

Joined by Lois Johnston on vocals

East meets West in this elclectic smorgasbord of haunting melodies and wild dances with a dash of gypsy flavour.

"Cafe Operana" take their listeners on a musical merry-go-round ride through Puccini's Florence, to Macedonia and on to discover if "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris".  

Hop on board and hold on tight - the carousel won't wait.

Vaughan Williams and his circle                     

Eleanor Carter – Cello NZSO

Kathryn Mosley – Piano

Sisters Eleanor and Kathryn      perform works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke,Benjamin Britten, and Frank Bridge.

August 2017

Christchurch School of Music

Chamber Groups 2017

Here’s To Life

Featuring Ma Bell & The Miller Bell Quartet

Canterbury’s first lady of the blues

Isabella Miller Bell pays tribute to the great women singers of jazz,  blues  & soul accompanied by  

Bob Heinz  guitar,

John Bevin  Piano

Michael Kime  Double Bass

Special Guest

Reuben Derrick  Saxophone/ Clarinet

September 2017

imAgEs from two sides of the Pacific


Mark Menzies, viola/violin

Robert Bryce, electronics


New Zealand: old and new ~ music by Robert Bryce, Ross Carey, Lyell Creswell, John Rimmer, James Gardner, and Helen Bowater


USA: images looking out for home ~ music by Renee Coulombe, Roger Reynolds, Adam Greene, and Daniel Corral



An entrancing programme of music for violin or viola, some with electronics, celebrating the immense diversity of compositional styles and approaches in and around the contemporary Pacific world.

Warming Up

John Bevin - Piano

Mike Kime - Double Bass

Evening of Classical Jazz

October 2017

Ali Mander,

Graham Wardrop

Wayne Allen  

A variety of Popular Jazz

Standards and original songs

November 2017

The River City Jazzmen

Authentic Dixieland music at its best!!

Neill Pickard - Banjo, Tony Lewis - Trombone ,Michael  Fairhurst - Trumpet, Flugel Horn ,

Alan Hawes - Clarinet &

Saxophones, Dave Pitt - Acoustic bass, Jerome Raateland - Drums

December 2017

Coming Out The Kitchen                  

Christmas  Celebration

The Blues Mama’s                                     

Izzy Miller Bell ,Susan Leigh Grant                                           

Molly’s Remedy                                                   

Mary Dunne , Helen  Fahy , Monica Millar  

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