HORIZONS: Auckland Season

24 - 26 May 2024

Our concert series, HORIZONS kicks off in Auckland!


24 May 2024

7:00pm, Westlake Girls High School Performing Arts Centre



25 May 2024

7:30pm, St Matthews in the City



26 May 2024

4:00pm, St Matthews in the City


“I am a citizen of horizons…

A citizen with no homeland…

What I do: I travel…

My hometown: all the cities…” Majed Amin

Horizons brings music, poetry and song from the old world and the new to map a story that bears witness to the ambiguous emotions of migration: the inescapable loss and trauma, the unexpected beauty and joy, the cruelty and violence and the endless and often futile dreams of a new home.

In this special immersive concert experience, audiences will be free to sit, stand or move around the ‘set’ following choir, storyteller Nathaniel Lees and the sound of drums to a peaceful pasture of chamomile, the excited hubbub of a bustling market and the craggy promontories of farewell.

Songs, stories and experiences from lands very much warmer than this one to snow-covered peaks thousands of miles away from here will open your hearts to the ebb and flow, the tragedy, tumult and celebration experienced by people from around the globe and across the centuries.

Featuring the world-premiere of Huwiyati Muhajer/Citizens of Horizons by Palestinian Jordanian artist and composer Shireen Abu-Khader, alongside works by Ériks Ešenvalds, Bob Chilcott, Antonín Dvořák and Aotearoa composers Rosa Elliott and Takerei Komene, Horizons will leave no heart untouched, no soul unstirred.


Voices New Zealand with

  Nathaniel Lees – narrator

  Jeremy Fitzsimons - Percussion

  Karen Grylls, CMNZ – Conductor and Artistic Director

  Jacqueline Coats - Stage Director and Script