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October 30, 2022 2:30PM—October 30, 2022 4:30PM • The Piano, Christchurch

Wit & Wisdom the music of Philip Norman | Concert and book launch


A concert and book launch celebrating five decades of choral composition by Philip Norman. Presented by Jubilate Singers conducted by the composer.

The concert includes selections from Footrot Flats, New Zealand’s most successful stage musical co-written with Roger Hall and A. K. Grant, Love Off the Shelf, which broke box office records in England and New Zealand, the rollicking student operetta A Stab in The Dark from 1976, and The Great Art War, a succes d’estime at the Court Theatre post earthquake. Collaborations with Margaret Mahy are represented by ‘Tarragon Vinegar’, familiar to all involved with this year’s Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival, along with thought provoking reflections in Pro Patria commissioned to commemorate the centenary of World War I by Christchurch City Choir.

Conducted and compèred by the composer, Wit & Wisdom promises to be a warm-hearted romp through five decades of music-making: ideal for either awakening memories in Christchurch concertgoers, theatre buffs and choristers of old, or for introducing to those unfamiliar with his writing the wit, wisdom, breadth and charm of his considerable musical output.

Start time

October 30, 2022 2:30PM

End time

October 30, 2022 4:30PM


The Piano, Christchurch
156 Armagh St


Advance bookings: $30/$25/$20 (Full/Concession/Student)