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2018 Previous Events

January 2018

Celtic Fusion

Tessa White - Violin /Mandolin

Johnathan Le Cocq –Guitar

Award Winning Young Violinist April Ju

Presents a recital of Bach, Beethoven, Paganini, and Schubert and others.
Currently studying towards her postgraduate Honours year.
Come and enjoy an evening of delightful Violin and Piano works  with Tim Emerson- Piano.

February 2018

14 Annual (West Melton)  Art Event

Group Fine art Exhibition  by  NZ Artists      

Angela Newport, Bradley Howlett, , Christine King, Christine Watton, Don McAra,  Janie Porter,Nikki Jonston , Tiffany  Whelan                                                          

March 2018

Tim Emerson & Michael Lawrence  

Piano Duets

Piano Duets from Mozart, Faure, Brahms, Schubert also featuring solo  romantic piano works.

North Canterbury Memories


By Bridget Carr

Young talent Violin concert

JUSTIN  Hodges

ZITA Kannangara

Inspirational young violinists in an exciting programme

The Aeolus Saxophone Quartet

Jennie Gough Alto

Stacey Williams Tenor

Lana Law Baritone

Cheena Rae  Soprano

Works by Singelee to Piazzolla and more recent Karen Street

April 2018

Tim Bower

Saxophone & flute

Kanna Yabusaki Piano

Mike Kime Bass



A community art event celebrating emerging artists and showcasing their work. Some of these students attend an art fundraising class that supports Artists Against Slavery, an anti-human trafficking organisation. More details on this will be displayed alongside the paintings. Some artists will be donating money from their sales to

Artists Against Slavery.

Young Music 2018

Valeriy Maksymov

& Iryna Maksymova

Selected Piano and Violin  Students

Canterbury Chamber Ensemble

Carlo Ballara-Violin, Anne Robinson -Viola,

Francis Yapp -Cello,

Carolyn Johnson -Piano ,

Carolyn Johnson & Alison Holden - Piano duet.

Works by:

Mozart ,Dvorak, Brahms and Debussy

May 2018


David Mueller-Cajar Tim Emerson.

Andante ; Richard Strauss

Sonata for Horn and Piano Op. 17 ; Ludwig van Beethoven

Concertino for Horn ;

Carl Maria von Weber & others

Three Generations  Trio

Cornelia Didenco- Violin.

Rebecca Bendre- Violin ,Cello,

Veronica van der Knaap- Piano

Popular Piano Trios by Mendelssohn , Arensky and others

June 2018

Christchurch School of Music

Chamber Groups 2018

CHARITY- ALL proceeds to

Blind Foundation Guide Dog Training

Chopin and the Mazurka.

The Dance of a Lifetime

Piano-Veronica van der Knaap

July 2018

Rebecca Bendre

Favourites Classics

Cellist Rebecca Bendre

Performing variety of‘ popular classics for Cello and Piano

Piano by Veronica van der Knaap   

August 2018


Jazz choir ,swing, ballads, blues and more

September 2018

Cornelia Didenco, Violin

Classical & Traditional

Mozart and Schubert alongside traditional music from Moldova and Romania

Piano by Veronica van der Knaap

GoGo Calypso
The best of Cuban salsa, ska, and Latin Jazz. Tom Harris Jazz band and special Guests .
Joshua Saville - Trumpet
Ted Meager - Percussion
Doug Brush - Drums
Brad Kang - Electric bass
Tom Harris - Piano

October 2018

Young Violin Concert

Juliette Ma &  Joshua  Hooker

Stu's Brew                      

A Tribute to the Originals & Jazz arrangements

of the Late Stu Buchanan     

Reuben Derrick   - Tenor Saxophone Bob Heinz - Guitar                    

Lana Law  - Alto Saxophone       

Tony Lewis   - Trombone         

Nanako Sato  - Piano

Jonty O'Connor - Drums      

Special Guest   Paul Dyne  - Bass

Judi Smitheram , Mary  Ruston & friends

Showcase talents and the love of song

in a sincere spirit of musical expression

November  2018

Madame Tragédie CD Launch

Featuring Ma Bell & Guests    

An evening of acoustic folk blues Jazz & a whole lot of Celtic soul.

The woman and face behind the Christchurch Pop Up Concert Series makes a special appearance at the Nut Point Centre, as part of a Canterbury concert tour celebrating the launch of her new album Madame Tragédie before heading across to Europe.


James Wilkinson

harmonium, acoustic guitar, fretless bass.

Harry Harrison

multi-Stringed instruments.

Justine Snelgrove - Sax flute.

Present Art Wrap

Christine King,  Janie Porter,

Kris Waldin, Marilyn Austin

Cash n’ Carry  Art Exhibition

Closes on end of year.

Classical Jazz Duo

John Bevin Piano

Mike Kime  Double Bass

Christmas  Voices  with

The Vocal Network

Christmas celebration

The Vocal Network :

Aaron Chandler

Andrew Grieve

David Merriman

Edward Dempsey

Guest Vocalists:

Alfonsina De Conno

Harriet Scott

Ruth Hope

Paul Sparkes

Samantha Raines

The Band:

Drums - Marc Hansen

Piano - Max Tocker

Bass - Todd Jones

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