Past Event5 Dec 2021

A French Christmas

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Classical music

Bach Musica NZ concert – A French Christmas on Sunday 5 December 2021 has been cancelled.

A statement from Bach Musica NZ:
We are saddened to announce that we will not be able to perform this concert due to Force Majeure (Delta outbreak). Unfortunately, with the current restrictions in Auckland we are unable to meet to rehearse, and looking ahead we cannot see a situation this year where we will be able to schedule concerts and ensure the safety of our performers or our audience.

Although we are incredibly disappointed not to be able to finish the year with this wonderful concert, we wanted to give you, our audience, clarity as soon as possible. It is important that we all work together to support our community at this time, and to put New Zealanders’ health and wellbeing first.

We will of course schedule these beautiful works again at some later date, and we will be back to making music that touches the soul as soon as we can.

All tickets will be refunded automatically, there is nothing to do on your part.  Please allow 10 – 14 working days for your refund to be processed. If your tickets were purchased from a Ticketmaster outlet, you will need to contact the Customer Service Team at Ticketmaster here and follow the instructions. 


A French Christmas with famous music by Poulenc, Debussy, Canteloube, Saint-Saens and more, featuring Bach Musica NZ and international star soprano, Marlena Devoe.

Poulenc Gloria  

Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 

And excerpts from:

Canteloube Chants d’Auvergne 

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony 

Charpentier Te Deum 

PRESENTED BY:  Bach Musica NZ orchestra & chorus. 

Rita Paczian: Conductor 

Marlena Devoe: Soprano 

Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue.  

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