Friends of The Arts Centre and Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust members $15.00
17 years and under $5.00
Venue: Great Hall, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Bouelvard
The Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series is your annual line-up of renowned local, national, and international musicians playing a curated selection of lunchtime concerts in the picturesque Great Hall.
Listen to the musical genius of Michael Endres, Martin Riseley, Francesca Khalifa, Yulia, Ali Harper, Tom Rainey, Kate Taylor and many more.
How do I get tickets?
Book your tickets online. Scroll down and select the concert you wish to attend and click on 'Find out more' to book your ticket.
You can also email to reserve preferred seating - email@example.com
On the day
Purchase tickets at the Great Hall entrance from midday on the day of the concert.
Purchasing a ticket to a Great Hall lunchtime concert guarantees you a seat to watch the performance. If you have a specific seat you prefer, please come early to reserve that seat. There is no formal reserve seating process.
Performances take place in the Great Hall of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre from 1.10pm to 1.50pm on the following dates:
Artists, venues and dates are subject to change.
Tom Rainey (piano) with friends
13 February 2023
Tom Rainey will be joined by friends to present favourites including songs and melodies you will know and love. Find out more
Mitch Thomas Trio
20 February 2023
A confident and versatile performer Mitch Thomas (drums) will be joined by Nick Pitts (piano) and Bradley Grainger (double bass). Find out more
Francesca Khalifa (piano)
27 February 2023
All the way from New York, musical sensation Francesca Khalifa will perform works by Mozart, Chopin and Liszt. Find out more
Liz Braggins, Graham Wardrop and Mary Dunne
6 March 2023
Three renowned musicians Elizabeth Braggins, Graham Wardrop and Mary Dunne have combined to form a new trio. Find out more
Fiona Pears (violin) and Connor Hartley-Hall (guitar)
13 March 2023
Fiona and Connor will be performing a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heart-warming ballads along with some well-known classics. Find out more
Yulia (vocalist) and Tom Rainey (piano)
20 March 2023
Alongside Tom Rainey (piano) and Mike Story (bass), Yulia will perform songs you love including the beautiful The Prayer and Everything Must Change. Find out more
Vintage Blue (duo)
17 April 2023
Vintage Blue is a guitar and vocal duo comprising of Jenny and Rob Payne. Find out more
1 May 2023
The seven jazz aviators return to their very first haunt where the squadron first formed. Find out more
Michael Endres (piano)
15 May 2023
Michael is a superb pianist of international acclaim. Find out more
Sacha Vee Jazz Trio
22 May 2023
Impressive jazz trio Sacha Vee, Michael Story and Tim Driver love arranging fresh takes on well-known classics.
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A Bohemian Affair
12 June 2023
Tomas Hurnik (cello), Mark Menzies (violin) and Anna Maksymova (piano).
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The Blue Groove Organ Trio
19 June 2023
The Hammond organ is a unique instrument with a strong connection to Gospel, Soul and R&B music. Find out more
'Darren Pickering - Small Worlds'
26 June 2023
Darren has his heels well established in the jazz scene locally and now with the recent release of his album Volume One, is set to expand exponentially Find out more
Martin Riseley (violin) and Michael Endres (piano)
17 July 2023
These highly respected musicians will present a superb lunchtime concert performing Mozart and Brahms.
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31 July 2023
Imagine this, the beautiful sound of four glorious trombones playing harmoniously together in the resonant Great Hall. Find out more
Ali Harper (vocals) and Tom Rainey (piano)
7 August 2023
Join Ali and Tom as they treat you to a lunch filled with jazz standards, musical theatre, and some other tasty morsels. Find out more
The Vocal Collective
20 August 2023
Originally known as the ‘Pops Choir’, and under the directorship of Richard Marrett, The Vocal Collective perform a wide range of repertoire Find out more
Anna Maksymova (piano)
4 September 2023
Christchurch-based pianist Anna Maksymova regularly appears in concert with members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Find out more
25 September 2023
Trio Éclat, from Auckland, is an enthusiastic group of music professionals committed to performing new and existing repertoire for wind trio. Find out more
Brett Painter and Roanna Funcke (Percussion)
2 October 2023
Our masters of percussion Brett Painter and Roanna Funcke will perform music from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and Europe. Find out more
Kate Taylor sings Adele with Tom Rainey
6 November 2023
Kate Taylor takes you on a journey through Adele's songbook Find out more
Mark Hobson and friends.
20 November 2023
This superb collaboration will undoubtedly involve saxophones, rhythm and a variety of musical genre. Find out more
Jennine Bailey (jazz vocalist) and Tom Rainey (piano)
4 December 2023
Jennine and Tom have performed as a duo throughout New Zealand for many years now and have collaborated on various recording projects. Find out more