The Arts Centre & University of Canterbury concert series

11 August, 23 September & 13 October 2019 - Great Hall

The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora and the University of Canterbury School of Music Kura Puoro presents an annual series of three unique concerts in the stunning Great Hall at The Arts Centre.

The Beauty of Chamber Music – 11 August

Celebrate the beauty of Chamber Music with a programme of winter delights for the soul. Featuring music by Arvo Pärt, Charles Ives and more, this concert will showcase the talents of local violinists, both from UC and the wider community, as well as featuring works for piano and strings.

The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet – 23 September

The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet present their New Zealand debut concert of modern works written for percussion quartet with and without electronics.

They will perform some of their signature recent commissions from the West Coast of the Unites States alongside some seminal classics from the region.

The concert will feature virtuosic displays of rhythm, sound, light, and movement on over 60 different percussion instruments from around the world, including drums, marimbas, conch shells, tin cans, cricket callers, wooden rulers, and a lion’s roar.

Sing! Sing! Sing! – 13 October

Vocal fireworks, percussion masterpieces and much more. Celebrate spring with a bang and a shout!

As well as showcasing the talents of UC vocalists, on the programme is Artificial Life, composed by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, George Lewis.


To find out more, or book tickets, visit each concert’s page by clicking the concert titles above.

Dates: Sunday 11 August, Monday 23 September and Sunday 11 October 2019

Times: Various

Venue: Great Hall, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Tickets from $10

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.