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Special Events, Arts, Jan-Dec 2017

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Saturday 14 Jan 7.30 p.m.



Chris Firkin—“Mellow”  

Light Summer Entertainment

Oldies by Donovan, Presley,

Credence Clearwater Revival,

to Eric Clapton ,Sting and others.

Saturday 11 February 4-6 p.m.



13 Annual (West Melton) Art Event

Works by :

Angela Newport

Bradley Howlett

Celia Wilson

Christine King

Christine Maynard

Christine Watton

Janie Porter

Jillian Wordsworth

Marilyn Austin

Mark Collinson

Maureen McCann

Rachel McRobb


Group Fine art Exhibition  

by  NZ Artists                                        

Closes on Sun’ the 19 Feb.

The Changing Art Colletion 2017

A changing collection of a greoup exhbition

Details on site


Sunday 12 March  2 p.m.


Romantic beside Folk.

Cornelia Didenco Violin

Veronica van der Knaap Piano

Inc works by  Schubert & Taneyev


Sunday 14 May 2 p.m.



Veronica van der Knaap 70th Birthday                  

Piano Recital

Works by Brahms, Chopin, Schubert and others-Charity for       

Canterbury Charity Hospital

Saturday 10 June 7.30 p.m.


Jubilate Singers in Concert

Join Christchurch's Jubilate Singers for an evening of music and songs.

Thursday 22 June 7.30 p.m.



Aroha Ensemble                              

Masterworks for String Trio

Haihong Liu - Violin , NZSO            

Zhongxian Jin –Viola,           


Robert Ibell - Cello, NZSO

Saturday 8 July  7.30 p.m.


Love, Loss &

Café  Operana

Lois Johnston- Soprano

 and her student Reva Tokona- Soprano

A varied selection of songs and arias

exploring the themes of love, loss and everything in between

Piano accompanist- Sophia Bidwell

Helen Webby - Pedal harp

 Sophia Bidwell –Accordion

Joined by Lois Johnston on vocals

East meets West in this elclectic smorgasbord of haunting melodies and wild dances with a dash of gypsy flavour.

"Cafe Operana" take their listeners on a musical merry-go-round ride through Puccini's Florence, to Macedonia and on to discover if "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris".  

Hop on board and hold on tight - the carousel won't wait.

Saturday 11 Nov’  7.30 p.m.


Baritone  Angus Simmons

A recital touching on themes of love, life and lament.

works by Ralph Vaughan William's most famous song-cycles,

'House of Life' & 'Songs of Travel‘,

as well as Mahler, Wolf, Brahms,

Verdi and Puccini.



Sunday 10 December  2 p.m.



Coming Out The Kitchen                  

Christmas  Celebration

The Blues Mama’s                                     

Izzy Miller Bell ,Susan Leigh Grant                                           

Molly’s Remedy                                                   

Mary Dunne , Helen  Fahy , Monica Millar    


Concert Wine & Aft’n tea $25 p.p.

Jazz Series Young Blood


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