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the Hutt Valley's own orchestra.


haydn@stjamesComing soon: Haydn at St James

Saturday 2nd July,  7:30pm

The July concert will feature two works by Haydn. The first is his "Surprise" Symphony (which is more memorable than calling it Symphony No 94 in G Major). The surprise is a joke played by Haydn on a sleeping audience member, and was so liked it has been retained ever since.

The second work is his Trumpet Concerto with soloist Barrett Hocking, Principal Trumpet of Orchestra Wellington. 

Next Concert

A Great Success - My Fair Lady

 April 16 saw the biggest public concert for the year, My Fair Lady, a fairy tale in the Beauty and the Beast tradition. Beauty is a Covent Garden flower seller (Eliza Doolittle who dreams of moving upmarket to a shop). The beast (Henry Higgins, an accents and language expert) believes that a flower seller can be passed off as a duchess with a modicum of etiquette and a large dose of pronunciation training. 

It was a lovely concert, with what we think was a record audience. Pasquale did us proud as Eliza - not only a great singer, but also a very expressive actor. It is a showcase musical for a young female singer and we expect more success in the future.  Here are photos from the concert. We hope they bring enjoyable memories.


Symphony Workshop in August - Shostakovich 10th

Registrations are now open for our August Symphony Workshop. This time it is to be the 1953 symphony of Shostakovich. Places vary in availability. Go to the next workshop page and from there you can find out more, with links to availability and registration.

Getting (just a few) emails about upcoming events

If you click on 'Contact us' in the navigation above left,  you will have an option to email us, and also to go (if you wish) on a list of people receiving emails notifying them of concerts.