Past Event20 Mar - 21 Mar 2021

Taonga Moana - A love letter to the oceans

No longer available

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Special Events

Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki is pleased to announce the rescheduling of this performance to Sunday 21 March, 7.30PM at the Auckland Town Hall.

All existing tickets for this performance will remain valid for the new date without the need to exchange – no action is needed.

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show you can apply for a full refund. We kindly ask that you submit refund requests within 14 days of notification.  Any refund requests need to be submitted in writing to Ticketmaster.

 

Aotearoa New Zealand's outstanding national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, presents a breathtaking musical and visual homage to the beauty and vulnerability of our oceans.

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Starting in the North with a new work by eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi about the Arctic Ocean, we encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents on this musical journey following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans. Travelling through Latvia, Canada, the US and Indonesia, we arrive at a sanctuary - the majestic Antarctic - captured in a new work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell, and inspired by his own, personal experiences on the ice.

Conducted by Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by New Zealand Arts Laureate Sara Brodie, Taonga Moana is set to a stunning landscape of projected moving images.

This spectacular theatrical event is an ode to the power and poetry of oceans – essential now more than ever to survival on our planet.

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