The King’s Singers and VOICES NZ
Join the best choral voices in New Zealand and one of Britain’s greatest musical exports for a musical trip from the Renaissance to now. Prepare to be charmed.
VOICES NZ Chamber Choir joins the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for the world premiere of Ross Harris’s new work FACE. Also in the programme is Elgar’s ENIGMA
DISCOVER MORE: Poems inspired by Picasso
French poet, playwright and novelist Guillaume Apollinaire was inspired by the woodcarvings of his friend Picasso to write a series of rather quirky animal poems. They were clearly a big hit in 1911 and three composers, Poulenc, Durey and Absil put the ‘beastly’ cycle to music.
At the upcoming Salut Printemps concerts this October, Voices will perform the version by Belgian composer Jean Absil, who must have longed for some light relief between composing five symphonies, an opera and about 100 works for piano. This delightful song cycle includes five songs about dromedaries, crayfish, carp, a peacock and a cat.
VOICES NZ on Tour – Wellington: 21 October, Nelson: 22 October, Tauranga: 23 October