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Enchanting Voice and Saxophone

Join us for the final free Winter Concert series at the National War Memorial this Sunday at 4pm. 

We invite you to enjoy the elegant pairing of classical saxophone and voice in the wonderfully reverberant Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Acclaimed saxophonists from around New Zealand are converging on Wellington this Sunday the 2nd of October to present an afternoon of reflective and enchanting music. The concert will incorporate the music of composers such as Barber, Schubert, Ravel, Dvorak and more. These will include works with soprano Rebecca Woodmore. The concert will also feature the NZ premiere of Andrew Baldwin’s haunting work, Lamentation which was written for ANZAC Commemorations and performed under the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Tenor saxophone image sourced from Wikipedia.

Mezzo Soprano 

Rebecca Woodmore


Reuben Chin graduated from the New Zealand School of Music. There he won the NZSM concerto competition, audition competition and woodwind player of the year competition. He was also a member of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra, a finalist in the Pettman/Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition, and a prize winner at the Gisborne International Competition.

Michael Jamieson is in demand as an orchestral and chamber saxophonist, working regularly with groups such as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Chamber Orchestra (NL) and Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

Kim Hunter is completing her studies at the New Zealand School of Music and a progressing classical saxophonist with a specialisation in baritone saxophone. Among her many groups she is a saxophonist with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.

Mark Hobson is currently saxophonist with the RNZN Band. Prior to this he built one of the most dynamic and successful saxophone scenes in Christchurch. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Auckland Philharmonia and internationally at the World Saxophone Congress in both Slovenia and Thailand, often presenting new works he has championed for the saxophone.

Simon Brew graduated with a Masters of Music from the Artez Conservatorium in the Netherlands. He has been a contract player for, among other ensembles, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Netherlands National Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Netherlands Blazers Ensemble.

The concert will commence at 4pm and concludes at 4.45pm.

You are invited to attend the daily Last Post ceremony.  Prior to the 5pm ceremony on Sundays, we remember a fallen World War One soldier by reciting their story alongside the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Admission is free and no RSVPs are required.


Updated on 3rd October 2016