Bach Musica NZ, the country's leading combined vocal and instrumental ensemble, presents the all-time crowd-favourite The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. Dvorak's melodic Romance in F Minor, op.11, also for solo violin and orchestra, and his most famous Slavonic Dance No 2, op 72 will also be featured in the first half of the concert.
Dvorak's beautiful Mass in D Major in its version for 4 vocal soloists, chorus and full symphony orchestra, will be performed in the second half under conductor Rita Paczian with violin soloist Yanghe Yu and vocal soloists Emma McClean (soprano), Kate Spence (alto), Taylor Wallbank (tenor) & Joel Amosa (bass).
"Bach Musica NZ once again delivered a concert which was a triumph, a demonstration of unparalleled performing strength by its orchestra and chorus - underpinned by the uncompromised tenacity and commitment of its gifted Musical Director." (R. Buhmann, NZ Opera News)