Dunedin Symphony Orchestra Events

2019 Events 

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Performance partners

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra regularly accompanies productions by resident and touring opera, ballet, musical and choral companies. The following are our engagements for the 2019 season:

St Matthew Passion – An Epic Musical Creation

Presented by City Choir Dunedin on Sunday 31 March 2019, 2:00 pm, Dunedin Town Hall

City Choir Dunedin, with the Christchurch City Choir and the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Burchell, present Bach’s epic work: St Matthew Passion. The acclaimed soloists are Iain Tetley (Evangelist), Scott Bezett (Jesus), Lois Johnston (Soprano), Claire Barton (Alto), Andrew Grennon (Tenor) and Malcolm Leitch (Bass).

The St Matthew Passion is one the greatest creations, revealing layers of meaning in the text. The astounding variety of music in the Passion is dramatic, passionate and emotional, and surprises abound. With more than 250 musicians on stage, this performance will be epic and one not to be missed.

Messiah – The World’s Most Loved Choral Work

Presented by City Choir Dunedin on Tuesday 10 December 2019, 7:30 pm, Dunedin Town Hall

Handel’s Messiah is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated, admired and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to again perform this oratorio. Together with our soloists we will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to experience a world-class delivery of this dramatic and passionate work. Messiah is probably Handel’s most famous work and its ubiquity has outreached anything Handel could ever have envisaged.