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Upcoming events

    • 09 May 2018
    • 25 May 2018
    • Various

    Ingrid’s flute/viola/harp trio is doing a big New Zealand tour, presented by Chamber Music New Zealand. For full details and ticketing information, see the CMNZ website.

    Motueka - Chanel Arts Centre - Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30pm

    Christchurch - The Piano, 156 Armagh St - Friday, May 11th, 12:10 p.m.

    Gore - James Cumming Wing - Sunday, May 13th, 3pm

    Lower Hutt - Little Theatre - Wednesday, May 16th, 7:30pm

    Whanganui - Prince Edward Auditorium - Thursday, May 17th, 7:30pm

    Warkworth - Ascension Vineyard - Saturday, May 19th, 5pm

    Tauranga - Tauranga Park Auditorium - Sunday, May 20th, 4pm

    Rotorua - St Luke’s Church - Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:30pm

    Gisborne - St Andrew’s Church - Friday May 25th, 7:30pm

    Toru will present works by Debussy, Bax, and either Beethoven or Mathias, alongside a new commission from Tabea Squire.

    • 10 May 2018
    • 22 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Auckland Town Hall

    In the APO line up this year the harp has interesting and/or featured portions of each of the below concerts:

    Thursday 10 May 7:30 p.m. Auckland Town Hall, for information and tickets see: 

    Friday 20 July 7:30 p.m. Auckland Town Hall, for information and tickets see: 

    Thursday 27 September 7:30 p.m. Auckland Town Hall: (for Scheherazade)

    Thursday 25 October 8:00 p.m. Auckland Town Hall: (for the Bartok)

    Thursday 15 November 8:00 p.m. Auckland Town Hall: (for the Mahler works)

    Thursday  22 November, 6:30 p.m., Auckland Town Hall: (harp cadenza)

    • 19 May 2018
    • 26 May 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Auckland 19/20 Wellington 22/23, Christchurch 25/26

    Alexander Technique Workshops 

    The Harp Society of New Zealand is sponsoring a visit to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, from Lucy Reeves, a professional harpist and a qualified Alexander Technique teacher who resides in Brisbane, Australia.

    Lucy’s experience with both disciplines gives her a unique understanding of the stresses we harpists put on our bodies every day, and how we can find a path towards more fluency and relaxation in playing the harp.

    For more information about the Lucy Reeves and the Alexander Technique see the News Posting.

    Lucy will conduct workshops and private lessons in New Zealand during May 2018. 

    Dates and times are:

    Auckland – Sa, 19 May and Su, 20 May (Coatesville) 

    • Saturday 19 May 1:30 for Introduction, a brief break, and 3:00 p.m. for At the Harp Workshops; Private lessons will be confirmed via email with individuals.
    • Saturday and Sunday: Private Lessons will be confirmed via email with individuals.

    Wellington – Tu, 22 May and We, 23 May (Southgate) 


    • 5.45-6.45 pm    Introduction to Alexander Technique
            - Break - please bring your dinner if you wish
    • 7.15-8.45 pm      Alexander Technique at the Harp

    WEDNESDAY 23 MAY 9.00 am onwards    Private Sessions as booked

    Christchurch – Fr, 25 May and Sa, 26 May (Fendalton)  

    • Friday 25 May: Private Lessons
    • Saturday 26 May:  1:30 p.m. for Introduction and 3:00 p.m. for At the Harp Workshops

    Alexander Technique Workshops

    There are two workshops available and are planned to be held in Auckland (19 May), Wellington (22 May) and Christchurch (26 May):

    Introduction to Alexander Technique (approx. 1.0 hour) – Fee $45
    A maximum of 8 attendees per workshop will provide an opportunity for Lucy to spend a small amount of hands on time with each person.

    Introduction and Alexander Technique at the Harp (approx. 2.5 hours) – Fee $95
    This Workshop comprises the introductory workshop above and includes demonstrations at the harp. There will be an opportunity for harpists to volunteer during the session and a time for questions and answers.

    Private Individual Lessons

    Lucy is available for individual lessons either Alexander Technique only or Harp/Alexander Technique. At this stage we are taking indications of interest in a private lesson. Venue and timings will be communicated once these details have been finalised.

    The fees for individual lessons are:

                30 minutes - $45.00
                45 minutes - $67.50

    60 minutes - $90.00

    Recommendations for private lesson length are:

    • ·       30 minutes - If you have been to the Workshop and want a private AT lesson
    • ·       45 minutes - If you haven’t been to the Workshop and want a private AT lesson
    • ·       45 minute / 60 minute - If you’d like a harp/AT lesson, you will need to have attended the Introduction Workshop – lesson length depends on how much harping you do. Also please bring a piece(s) or warm up routine or exercise(s) to play that you know really well.

    Payment by April 23 will secure your space.   Cancellations up to 15 days prior to workshops will be refundable, minus an administration fee (TBD, looking into costs to harp society associated with refunding ... we don't expect it to be more than $10).

    When you register for the workshop you will have the option of specifying that you are interested in a private lesson, and for how long.   We will get back in touch with members interested in a private lesson closer to the date.

    Registration will allow you to register for yourself, and any guests (member and non-member both), so if there is a family who would like to attend one person can register and pay for all attendees with a single payment.   If you want invoices/payments separate then each person must register for themselves.

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
    In this programne the harp has a fairly difficult and interesting part during the Bartok violin concerto:
    • 18 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 4th Wall Theatre, 11 Baring Terrace, Strandon, New Plymouth, Taranaki for details and tickets.

    Quoted directly from eventfinda:

    "Angelika Nielsen fiddle, viola; Thomas Loefke Celtic harp.

    The Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic inspire the music of the duo Norðan, Tory Island in the Northwest of Ireland, the Hebridean Island of Staffa, the Shetlands, Lofoten in the East, Iceland in the North and right in the middle: the Faroe Islands.

    With violin, harp and pictures the two musicians take their audiences on a breathtaking adventurous journey to the North Atlantic. The music is accompanied by a slide show with photographs Thomas took during his island travels over the last couple of years.

    Thomas Loefke learnt his trade in Dublin from Ireland's leading harp players - Máire Ní Cháthasaigh, Helen Davies and Áine Ní Dhúill.

    Angelika Nielsen is the Faroe Island's number one traditional fiddle player. With deep roots in the musical tradition of her home country she also feels at home in jazz and classical music."

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Auckland

    Venue – TBC Auckland 

    Aim – to bring together local harp businesses and create an environment where prospective students who want more information on all things harp, and current harpists on the lookout for a new harp, can see all the options in one place. 

    Teachers – Ina Yoon, Melody Lin, Wei Ting, Wendy Piddington, Rebecca Swan ++ 

    Harp Makers/Retailers – KBB Music, Stewart Harps, Harpitree, Lewis Eady’s Music, The Harp Therapy Training Programme. 

    It would be fantastic to have other local harp businesses involved in this event also – so for more information please contact Anna .

    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Charles Luney Auditorium, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch

    "Tom Woods, chief conductor emeritus.

    Ashley Brown, cello.

    Helen Webby, harp.

    Debussy Sacred and Profane Dances.

    Gulda Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra.

    Grieg Peer Gynt Suites 1 and 2.

    Telling the adventures of the Norwegian folk anti-hero, Peer Gynt, Grieg's music captures the magic of the fairy tale characters from the ominous, frenzied "Hall of the Mountain King" to the lyrical beauty of "Solveig's Song".

    Evoking an atmosphere of ancient religiosity, Debussy's Sacred and Profane Dances contrast the opening mood of spiritual contemplation with an earthy dance infused with Spanish character.

    Gulda's Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra was commissioned and premiered by Heinrich Schiff in 1981 and was described by critics as 'a knock-out'. It features swinging big band riffs, melodious folk tunes, classical gestures and virtuostic cadenza passages.

    Performing this tour de force, cellist Ashley Brown joins the CSO for the New Zealand premiere of this concerto."

    See Eventfinda for details and tickets.

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Moon Bar, Newtown, Wellington

    Come and listen to the NZ Harp Duo from within the comfort of Moon Bar Newtown. Have a drink and relax! 

    See or for up to date information closer to the day.

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth


    Sunday, August 26th 2018, 5pm

    Old Masonic Hall, Warkworth

    For ticketing information, visit the Warkworth Music Society’s website.

    Ingrid’s trombone and harp duo Parp! presents a varied and fun concert programme showcasing both instruments.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 30 The Terrace, Wellington

    This year, Amici comprises Donald Armstrong and Malavika Gopal (violin), Andrew Thomson (viola), Ken Ichinose (cello), Bridget Douglas (flute), Patrick Barry (clarinet) and Carolyn Mills (Harp). The Amici Ensemble was formed in 1988 and the performers are mostly principal players with the NZ Symphony Orchestra and leading chamber musicians on the New Zealand music scene.

    The make-up of the Ensemble varies to match the programmed works, which enables less frequently performed combinations of instruments. A typical review comment is “It was marvellous to hear these works from outside the standard chamber music repertoire.”

    The current programme uses an interesting mixture of wind and string instruments. A new work by award-winning composer Salina Fisher contrasts with pieces by well-known composers.

    Wolfgang Mozart Clarinet Quintet

    Claude Debussy Syrinx for solo flute

    Salina Fisher New work for string quartet, flute, clarinet and harp

    Wolfgang Mozart Flute Quartet in D, KV 285

    Camille Saint Saens Fantasie for Violin and Harp

    Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro"

    See Eventfinda for details and tickets.

    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 1:10 PM
    • The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Past events

04 May 2018 Pt Chevalier Library Music Month
30 Apr 2018 Seven Harp Ensemble All Australian Programme
28 Apr 2018 Seven Harp Ensemble at Canberra Intl Music Festival
19 Apr 2018 NZSO, Berlioz, Debussy and Ravel
11 Apr 2018 Duo Eolienne at St Andrews
06 Apr 2018 NZSO Mozart and Mahler
31 Mar 2018 Concert Amongst the Arts
23 Mar 2018 Harp Retreat
11 Mar 2018 Mulled Wine and Toru
22 Feb 2018 Time for Tea at Alberton
11 Feb 2018 CANCELLED Music In the Parks: Te Anahera Harp Ensemble
31 Jan 2018 Esther Swift Tour
06 Jan 2018 BlueMountain Harp Summer School
16 Dec 2017 Napier Concert including Mozarts concerto for flute and harp
15 Dec 2017 Sorry This has been canceled Toru at Karori Klassics Series
10 Dec 2017 Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, Puccini Messa di Gloria
06 Dec 2017 Toru at the Tuatara Third Eye Brewery Classical Sessions
29 Nov 2017 Christchurch Harp Orchestra and Friends
26 Nov 2017 Parp! presents: Opposites Attract Auckland
25 Nov 2017 Parp! in Te Awamutu
23 Nov 2017 Parp! In Katikati
12 Nov 2017 Sound Healing Journey
04 Nov 2017 Orchestra Wellington: Petrouchka
04 Nov 2017 Aorangi Symphony Orchestra
04 Nov 2017 Singing For Our Lives
03 Nov 2017 Harmonie Harp Orchestra
28 Oct 2017 Olde Hallows Eve Event
25 Oct 2017 Toru at St Marks Wesley Church Lunchtime Concert
23 Oct 2017 Cantana Memoria for the children of Aberfan Wellington Premier
18 Oct 2017 Churton Park Seniors Tea
14 Oct 2017 Hamilton Civic Choir Presents Faure' requiem
08 Oct 2017 NZHS AGM Meeting
06 Oct 2017 NZSO Berlioz, Harold in Italy
30 Sep 2017 Dunedin Symphony: International Series 3
17 Sep 2017 Te Anahera performs as part of Dante Alighieri Chamber Concert Series
09 Sep 2017 Orchestra Wellington: Invititation to the Dance
06 Sep 2017 Healing Voice and Celtic Harp
01 Sep 2017 Ingrid Bauer performing in the 44th Intl Viola Congress
26 Aug 2017 Auckland Harp Orchestra Retirement Village Concert
20 Aug 2017 NZ Harp Duo- Adventure and Fantasy
19 Aug 2017 NZ Harp Duo- Adventure and Fantasy
13 Aug 2017 Harp Ensemble Gliss
13 Aug 2017 Les Bons Vivants
13 Aug 2017 NZ Harp Duo, "Adventure and Fantasy", Lower Hutt
11 Aug 2017 NZSO Presents Mahler & Berg
02 Aug 2017 NZ Harp Duo at The Third Eye
08 Jul 2017 Love, Loss & Cafe Operana
30 Jun 2017 Beneath the Midnight Sun
24 Jun 2017 Manukau Symphony Orchestra Romance
15 Jun 2017 Natalia Mann, David Long, Richard Nunns- Album Launch
03 Jun 2017 Concert: Te Pūru the Golden Bull Lyre
02 Jun 2017 Duo Eolienne (Saxaphone and Harp)
02 Jun 2017 Exhibition of Utterance album sound and film installation
20 May 2017 Singing for our lives
14 May 2017 Mothers Day at the Esplanade (Yi Jin and Luca Manghi, harp and flute)
30 Apr 2017 NZ Harp Duo - Lower Hutt
22 Apr 2017 NZ Harp Duo - St Peters on Willis
19 Apr 2017 Harpenz 2017
12 Apr 2017 NZ Harp Duo at St Andrews on the Terrace
10 Apr 2017 Wahine 49th Anniversary
09 Apr 2017 NZ Harp Duo Futuna Chapel Karori
28 Mar 2017 Harp From the Celtic Northwest - Havelock
25 Mar 2017 Harp From the Celtic Northwest - New Plymouth
21 Mar 2017 Harp From the Celtic Northwest - Coromandel
19 Mar 2017 Harp From the Celtic Northwest - Thames
14 Mar 2017 Harp From the Celtic Northwest -Upper Hutt
24 Feb 2017 Eduard Klassen Harpist and Speaker (Seventh Day Adventist)
24 Feb 2017 High Tea At Alberton
18 Feb 2017 Harp and Voice Recital in Nelson
25 Jan 2017 Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
24 Jan 2017 Peria Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
23 Jan 2017 Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
23 Jan 2017 Harp workshop with Máire ní Chathasaigh (half day)
22 Jan 2017 Auckand Harp Workshop with Máire ní Chathasaigh (Intermediate to Advanced)
21 Jan 2017 Auckland Harp Workshop with Máire ní Chathasaigh (Beginners up to Grade 3'ish)
20 Jan 2017 Auckland Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
20 Jan 2017 Folkalyptica at International Akaroa Music Festival 2017
17 Jan 2017 Katikati Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
16 Jan 2017 Hamilton House Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
14 Jan 2017 Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
11 Jan 2017 Wellington House Concert: Máire ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
09 Jan 2017 Summer Harp Week 2017
08 Jan 2017 Nelson Concert: Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
07 Jan 2017 Nelson Harp Workshop with Máire Ní Chathasaigh
06 Jan 2017 Christchurch Harp Workshop with Máire Ní Chathasaigh
05 Jan 2017 Christchurch house concert: Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
04 Jan 2017 Wanaka Concert: Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman in Nelson
03 Jan 2017 Dunedin Harp Workshop with Máire Ní Chathasaigh
30 Dec 2016 Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh
03 Dec 2016 Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
03 Dec 2016 Harp in the Park at Blockhouse Bay (Anna Dunwoodie)
30 Nov 2016 Christchurch Harp Orchestra and Friends
19 Nov 2016 Kapiti Concert Orchestra
13 Nov 2016 Te Anahera NZ Harp Ensemble at Parnell Festival of Roses
07 Nov 2016 Songs of the Soul Auckland
06 Nov 2016 Songs of the Soul Christchurch
28 Oct 2016 Michelle Velvin and Geneviève Davidson at Old St Paul's
16 Oct 2016 NZ Harp Duo Lower Hutt
09 Oct 2016 NZ Harp Duo Paekakariki
08 Oct 2016 NZ Harp Duo Wellington
11 Sep 2016 Music of the low countries
10 Sep 2016 Joy Sun Harp & Piano Recital in Ashburton
03 Sep 2016 Annual General Meeting Harp Society of New Zealand
03 Sep 2016 Auckland Harp Orcehstra and Beginner Harp Ensemble
28 Aug 2016 Harp Concert -!! POSTPONED NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED !!
25 Aug 2016 Open House - Solo Recital and Talk (Retired over 60's only)
21 Aug 2016 Poetry At The Fringe
21 Aug 2016 Canterbury Philharmonia Concert
14 Aug 2016 Music at the Pines
26 Jul 2016 Colour, key and chromaticism in the development of the modern pedal harp.
22 Jul 2016 NZ Chamber Music Open Stage
09 Jul 2016 Auckland Harp Orchestra
28 Jun 2016 St Pauls Lunchtime concert with Harp & Saxaphone
26 Jun 2016 Evening of Irish Music & Dance: Traditional and Contemporary
24 Jun 2016 TGIF Ingrid Bauer and Peter Maunder
12 Jun 2016 Leys Orchestra Winter Concert with Harpist Helen Tang
12 Jun 2016 jolt presents Fish Multiple sessions from 12 to 17 June
03 Jun 2016 Harp Attack with Helen Webby
02 Jun 2016 Pataka Matariki: NZ Harp Duo
01 Jun 2016 Classical Music Session - The NZ Harp Duo
29 May 2016 Autumn Concert at Rudolf Steiner School
24 May 2016 Music Therapy Symposium - Not harp related but thought some may be interested
22 May 2016 NZ Harp Duo
16 May 2016 JOLT presents Fish
14 May 2016 Folk Under The Mountain
13 May 2016 Musical Mentors- Helen Webby - Harp Recital
08 May 2016 Harps and Flowers for Mothers' Day
08 May 2016 Toru at Greytown Music
06 May 2016 Harp Retreat - West Auckland
30 Apr 2016 They Also Serve Stories and Songs of NZ Women in WWI
23 Apr 2016 Christina Tourin Introductory Workshop on Therapeutic music and Concert
16 Apr 2016 They Also Serve: Cathie Harrop and Ilona Rogers
10 Apr 2016 Commemoration of the 48th Anniversary of the Wahine Storm and Disaster
08 Apr 2016 Toru at TGIF lunchtime series
06 Apr 2016 Classical Music Sessions
02 Apr 2016 The Lyre of Tauranga
25 Mar 2016 Christchurch Music Festival 2016
17 Mar 2016 Les Bons Vivants
07 Mar 2016 Les Bon Vivants
06 Mar 2016 Colours of Futuna Concert Series: Michelle Velvin and Jennifer Newth
05 Mar 2016 Grafia Summer House Concert
21 Feb 2016 No Regrets
20 Feb 2016 Piano, Harp & Positiv Concert; Bluff Music Festival
16 Dec 2015 Twas the Night Before Christmas
29 Nov 2015 Harp Concert - Wellington
28 Nov 2015 Harp Orchestra Christchurch Christmas Chairty Concert
22 Nov 2015 Michelle Velvin National Chamber Music Competition Preliminaries
21 Nov 2015 HIGHWIC Garden Festival
15 Nov 2015 Triple and Lever Harp Concert
14 Nov 2015 Celtic Music from Nova Scotia
14 Nov 2015 Opposites Attract
06 Nov 2015 Voices NZ Chamber Choir with harpist Helen Webby
22 Oct 2015 Sasha Henderson, Recital for Univ of Canterbury Stage 3 Performance
21 Oct 2015 Ingrid Bauer and Rebecca Steel Music for flute and harp
03 Oct 2015 Supertonic presents "Fighting in the Dancehall"
20 Sep 2015 Palmerston North: Sunday Concert Series
19 Sep 2015 Auckland Harp Orchestra Concert directed by Anna Dunwoodie
06 Sep 2015 Golden Season Concert
06 Sep 2015 String Wizardry Tour
05 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Harp Society of New Zealand
09 Aug 2015 Music and Dance at the Pines
26 Jul 2015 The Sound Of Wellington Youth Music 2015 with Guest Artist Carolyn Mills
24 Jul 2015 Chamber in the Church
19 Jul 2015 Bastille Day Concert: DU PAIX ET D'ESPERANCE
16 Jul 2015 Christchurch Masterclass
21 Jun 2015 Helen Webby and Davy Stuart Kapiti Coast
24 May 2015 Garden City Orchestra Concert (guest performance from Christchurch Harp Orchestra)
23 May 2015 Auckland Master Class with Carolyn Mills
20 May 2015 Madeleine Crump - Lunchtime Recital Series Hamilton
19 May 2015 NZSH Orchestra - Including Soloist Jennifer Newth playing Ginastera Harp Concerto
10 May 2015 A Garland of Songs for Mothers Day
09 May 2015 Splendour
09 May 2015 Plucking at the Library
18 Apr 2015 Harpenz Concert
15 Apr 2015 Harpenz 2015
19 Feb 2015 Auckland Harp Sampling
17 Feb 2015 Eduard Klaussen in Blenheim
31 Jan 2015 Quintessence
23 Jan 2015 Pole to Pole in the New World
05 Jan 2015 Summer Harp Week
13 Dec 2014 A Ceremony of Carols
29 Nov 2014 Auckland Harp Orchestra Concert
29 Nov 2014 One Day Workshop Hamilton
09 Nov 2014 Performance Workshop (Wellington)
09 Oct 2014 Harp Companions Lunch Time Concert
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