Ngū Kīoro… Harikoa Ake – celebrating togetherness

26 Jun 2020

We sing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the enormous effort New Zealanders made to protect the vulnerable and eliminate COVID-19.

Wellington + Online

26 Jun 2020

6:30pm, Michael Fowler Centre


Internationally renowned tenor Simon O’Neill and rising star soprano Eliza Boom join the Orchestra for an evening of classics from Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s La Bohème and Verdi’s Otello.

A celebration of New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without our own music. Gareth Farr’s From the Depths Sound the Great Sea Gongs and John Psathas’ ecstatic Tarantismo feature, while vocalist Maisey Rika and Taonga Pūoro specialist Horomona Horo perform music from the NZSO’s successful 2019 An Instrumental Voyage Pae Tawhiti, Pae Tata concert.

The full power of the Orchestra will be on show for Richard Strauss’ inspirational Suite from Der Rosenkavalier before all our guest soloists and singers from Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir join the Orchestra for a special finale, the beloved waiata Pōkarekare Ana.

This concert will also be streamed on the NZSO website and on social media. When booking you have the option to also make a koha contribution to the NZSO Foundation. The contributions will go towards community musical ensembles of all ages mentored by NZSO players.