The concert by St Matthew's Chamber Orchestra has been cancelled as a result of the Government’s Covid-19 control measures. With the severe restrictions on numbers of people allowed in gatherings it has been impossible for the orchestra to practise, let alone to perform before a sizeable audience. Warkworth Music takes the health and welfare of our audiences seriously. We follow Ministry of Health advice, and encourage audience members to do the same.
ST MATTHEW'S CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Saturday 19 September 4 pm
Warkworth Town Hall
Conductor Beth Cohen
Soloist Somi Kim
Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op 80
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2 Op 18 in C minor
Copland Appalachian Spring
Founded over 40 years ago, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra performs at St Matthew-In-The-City, Hobson Street in Auckland City, and is currently Auckland’s longest established chamber orchestra. Beginning as a string group formed to accompany performances of Bach Cantatas, the orchestra has developed into a classical symphony orchestra performing a wide repertoire of music. St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra is a non-profit cooperative made up of musicians who all play for their love of music.
Orchestra members also contribute to all aspects of the Orchestra’s organisation. Although it is an amateur orchestra, St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra rehearses and performs like a professional one. It rehearses for just one week – intensively – before each concert and, rather than a resident conductor, engages a different guest conductor for each concert. This provides concertgoers with an exciting variety of chamber music performed to a very high standard in a dynamic venue.