Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019 - The Great Hall

The Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series brings together renowned local, national and international artists for a line-up of fantastic performances in a stunning venue.

Due to popular demand, more performances have been added in 2019.

These performances take place in the Great Hall of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora from 1.10pm to 1.50pm on the following dates:

14 October –  Solo, Duo, Trio, More – Rosemary Stott and Katherine Jones (piano), Amandine Guerin and Cathy Irons (violin)
This concert will feature a violin duo by Schnittke, a duo with piano by Shostakovich, Elegie by Saint-Saëns, and some wonderful original piano compositions by our very own Rosemary Stott. Katherine Jones will be tickling the ivories while Amandine Guerin and Cathy Irons will be all fired up on their fiddles. A rich programme offering some beautiful motifs and
musical artistry.

21 October – The Canterbury Japanese Choir
This concert will feature both authentic Japanese repertoire alongside your favourite melodies. We look forward to welcoming this wonderful choir to the Great Hall for this community event.

11 November – Tres Cordes String Trio – Tomas Hurnik (cello), Cathy Irons (violin), Sharon Baylis (viola)

This high-spirited trio, featuring Christchurch Symphony Orchestra members Cathy Irons (violin), Sharon Baylis (viola) and Tomas Hurnik (cello), brings music to life with freshness, warmth and beauty. Tres Cordes exude the musicianship and connectivity that is essential in a chamber music group of this calibre.
Note: this concert will be held in The Backstage Social Club at The Arts Centre, off Market Square.

25 November – Dazzling Romantic Piano Masterpieces
Featuring exceptional Performance Piano students from the University of Canterbury, these passionate performers will impress you with their exhilarating skill and musicality.

9 December – Jennine Bailey (jazz vocalist) with Tom Rainey (piano)
Jennine and Tom have performed as a duo throughout New Zealand for more than 20 years and have collaborated on various recording projects. Join them as they share some of their favourite melodies.

How do I get tickets?

On the day
Purchase tickets at the Great Hall entrance from midday on the day of the concert.

In advance
For reservations and enquiries email

Adults: $15
Friends of the Arts Centre and Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust members: $10
Students and children: $5

from $5

Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.