Opus Orchestra Fundraiser - TUKUA TE WAIRUA KIA RERE - LET YOUR SPIRIT FLY
Please support our fundraiser and help us give our community the gift of music this Easter Season!
We need your help to present a vibrant program of musical masterpieces with you this Easter Season. It’s a project close to our heart ‘Tukua te wairua kia rere – Let your Spirit Fly’. Help us present musical masterpieces that explore the sorrow, hope and exultation to audiences in Hamilton, Tauranga and Rotorua.
Opus Orchestra is the professional orchestra for the Waikato and Bay of Plenty. We strive to bring exceptional performances of live orchestral music to audiences across our region. For this project, Opus will be conducted by Music Director Peter Walls, and will be joined by Tauranga-based baritone, Chalium Poppy, and the civic choirs of Hamilton, Tauranga and the Rotorua district choir.
We aim to perform the ‘Tukua te wairua kia rere – Let your Spirit Fly’ on March 17 – 19, 2023
In each city, Opus Orchestra will collaborate with the Civic Choir in Vaughan William’s deeply moving Mystical Songs. The programme includes the premiere of Waikato composer David Griffith’s Parable of the Vineyard. Our concert opens with Haydn’s reflection on Christ’s final words from the cross and his dramatic evocation of the earthquake that followed his death. We end with Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony written at the same time as Don Giovanni and sharing its strongly dramatic character.
Your help is needed!
We are crowdfunding through Boosted to raise money to help pay the artists involved in this project.
‘Tukua te wairua kia rere – Let your Spirit Fly’ represents many things but for us with the hardship, we have faced as an arts organization during Covid-19 it represents a rebirth. We hope 2023 will be a year where we can introduce new audiences to the delights of orchestral music. Please help us make this happen.