New Music Central – Modern Art Song
16 September 2019 - Chemistry
Join well-loved vocalists Jennine Bailey, Zara Ballara and Naomi Ferguson for an evening of song from the last 100 years as part of the University of Canterbury School of Music’s New Music Central series. Each vocalist will share songs from their repertoire that they believe are works of arts in their own right.
Jennine Bailey is a name synonymous with style and individuality in the New Zealand jazz and adult contemporary music worlds. She has headlined sold-out shows nationwide many times during her career and has performed alongside such luminaries as Ray Wolf, Roger Fox, Midge Marsden, Whirimako Black, Hollie Smith, Stu Buchanan, Tom Rainey and Doug Caldwell. Jennine has a Master of Arts in Music and teaches contemporary vocals at the University of Canterbury. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 Malcom Tait Scholarship in Music Education.
Zara Ballara was born in Christchurch and has returned after 16 years living, performing and teaching in London. She began her formal studies at Victoria University with Emily Mair. She was the first performance student to graduate there with a Master’s Degree in singing. She completed her postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and represented the school at several international events including Opera Montepulciano in conjunction with Hochschule für Musik, Köln. Zara is currently voice co-ordinator at the University of Canterbury.
An accomplished musician, Naomi Ferguson has performed at national and local festivals and also at international venues in Korea, Hong Kong and The Netherlands. She has a Masters in Fine Arts and First Class Honours in Performance Voice from the University of Canterbury. Recent highlights include performing the role Killer Queen for Showbiz Christchurch’s production of We Will Rock You, and co-creating and performing in Free Radicals for WORD Christchurch 2018.
Date: Monday 16 September 2019
Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Recital Room, University of Canterbury Arts at The Arts Centre, Chemistry building, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch