Civic Choir coming to Cambridge

The Hamilton Civic Choir returns to St Andrews Church this weekend.

Hamilton Civic Choir are bringing their regional tour to Cambridge this weekend, dubbed “From Hamilton to New York” as their impending international tour looms.

Following a call from Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) inviting them to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York in April this year, they are performing in Cambridge and Te Awamutu this week – where the choir’s New York tour was first announced.

For this concert, MD Timothy Carpenter, a former St Peter’s student, draws his inspiration from Fenno-Scandinavian composers such as Carl Neilsen, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi and Ola Gjeilo. It was Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas which first led Hamilton Civic Choir to be discovered by DCINY, and Carpenter said that it was the allure of the Nordic treatment of tonality that inspired him to conceive this repertoire.

The Cambridge show this Saturday, March 24 takes place at St Andrew’s Church, 5pm, with tickets for adults $25, tertiary students and seniors $15, school students free. Door sales only.

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