Baroque Voices Pepe Becker - director Helen Webby - harp
The programme will consist of Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" for high voices & harp, along with the premiere performance of 7 new NZ works commissioned by Baroque Voices (5 with funding assistance from Creative NZ) for SSSSAA & harp - by Gareth Farr, Helen Bowater, Carol Shortis, Mark Smythe, Pepe Becker, Anthony Ritchie and Glenda Keam, based around the timeless and ancient themes of birth and death.
Pepe Becker and Helen Webby have collaborated many times over the years, with music ranging from Folk to Early Music, to Classical to Contemporary, and they are both very keen to see these new works given more than one airing. Secondary School (high-voiced) choirs may be particularly interested in performing the NZ works, as they will make ideal companion pieces to do alongside the Britten, but can also each be performed as stand-alone works.
November 16, 2013 8:00PM
Sacred Heart Cathedral
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in the east, to the right...for 4 sopranos, 2 altos, harp and 3 megaphones
by Helen Bowater in 2013