The orchestra moved into its new permanent home, Hanover Hall, in December 2016 (the former Hanover Street Baptist Church). Not only does Hanover Hall provide the orchestra with an acoustically safe and enlarged rehearsal space as well as office space, but the Hall is also available for hire at affordable rates by other performing arts organisations for workshops, rehearsals and performances (the audience capacity is c. 240). Thus the new venue also provides future opportunities for other associated forms of music.
To find out more about hiring Hanover Hall as a venue for your event, please contact Philippa Harris, General Manager, via the form below, or call her on 03 477 5623.
If you like marches or hymns we have something for you,
Or if you’re a Beatles fan we’ll have some of them too.
So come along to Hanover Hall amongst the stained glass,
And join us for an afternoon to enjoy some brass.
Tickets : Family $20, Adults $10, Concession $5
Bop-li-city: Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra and Geoff Culverwell Quartet – Saturday 15 September, 7.30pm
The newly formed Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra (DYJO), under the musical direction of Bill Martin, teams up with Wellington based trumpeter Geoff Culverwell for a night of music performance and collaboration. The subtitle of the Miles Davis composition “Boplicity” is “Bebop Lives”, and this concert takes its inspiration from the Birth of the Cool album on which this track first appeared. The DYJO will perform “Venus de Milo” from this album, as well as a host of other compositions from the Miles Davis oeuvre. Internationally renowned trumpeter Geoff Culverwell will perform solos with the DYJO and will be joined by local players Bill Martin (piano), Nathan Berg (bass) and Robert Craigie (drums) for a set of small combo jazz in the second half of the concert.
$10 cash door sales/children free
Boplicity: The Music of Miles Davis and other songs from the Bebop era.
Dunedin Youth Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bill Martin