Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2024


Specific Mondays

Time

1.10PM – 1.50PM

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, Suzanne Lynch, Ali Harper, Naomi Ferguson, Yulia, Woolston Brass and many more. 

How do I get tickets?

In advance

Book your tickets online. Scroll down and select the concert you wish to attend and click on 'Find out more' to book your ticket. 

On the day

Purchase tickets at the Great Hall entrance from midday on the day of the concert if not sold out prior.

Reserving Seats

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, concerts are by general admission. Enquiries to concertsforchristchurch@gmail.com

Become a member of the Friends

Become a member of the Concerts for Christchurch Friends or Friends of the Arts Centre to receive special $15 tickets.

 

 Artists, venues and dates are subject to change. 

Concerts 

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:

 

Darren Pickering Quartet VOLUME TWO (piano, guitar, bass, drums)
4 March 2024 Great Hall

Come and experience the Small Worlds jazz project live with Heather Webb (guitar), Pete Fleming (bass) and Jono Blackie (drums).
Find out more

Michael Endres (piano)
11 March 2024 Great Hall

Michael is a superb pianist of international acclaim. He has performed extensively in festivals and concert halls around the globe. Find out more

Heleen du Plessis and Terence Dennis (cello, piano)
18 March 2024 Great Hall

Heleen is a highly qualified inspirational cellist who will be playing alongside internationally acclaimed pianist Terence Dennis. Bringing drama, romance, and beauty to your lunchtime this week. Find out more

Suzanne Lynch, Elizabeth Braggins and Graham Wardrop (vocals, piano, guitar)
25 March 2024 Great Hall

Three renowned musicians have combined to form a new trio. At this concert they will share with you some favourite melodies, showcasing their musicianship and vocal talents. Find out more

Natalia & Yuri
7 April 2024 Great Hall

Enjoy internationally acclaimed violinists Natalia Lomeiko and Yuri Zhislin in this exclusive concert. Find out more

River City Jazzmen
15 April 2024 Great Hall

The River City Jazzmen are coming back to the Christchurch scene after a hiatus. Their playing is bright and dynamic with well-crafted arrangements and tight ensemble work. Find out more

AGBB - All Girl Big Band
22 April 2024 Great Hall

The AGBB consists of an array of super talented musicians presenting a powerhouse of sound. Prepare to be blown away! Find out more

Helen Webby Up Close (harp)
29 April 2024 Great Hall

Helen Webby loves to bring her fabulous Nikau pedal harp made by her brother Kim Webby out from the back of the Christchurch Symphony. Find out more

Naomi Ferguson and Alex Van Den Broek (vocal, piano)
6 May 2024 Great Hall

This dynamic duo brings you a concert of their favourite songs. Drawing on jazz, folk and cabaret, this will be a delightful way to start your week. Find out more

Canterbury Trio - Edith Salzmann (cello), Mark Menzies (violin), Michael Endres (piano)
13 May 2024 Great Hall

We are thrilled to welcome this fabulous trio to the Great Hall stage. This special performance brings some of the Concert Trusts' featured artists from the past 10 years onto the stage together! Find out more

Ali Harper, Tom Rainey and Michael Story (vocal, piano, bass)
10 June 2024 Great Hall

Join Ali, Tom and Mike as they treat you to a lunch filled with a selection of favourite jazz standards with a sprinkling of other tasty morsels. Perfect lunchtime fare. Find out more

Jonathan Tanner and Gabriel Baird (violin, piano)
8 July 2024 Great Hall

This dynamic pairing was first discovered during spontaneous improvisation in between orchestra calls. Find out more

Pandemonium (percussion)
15 July 2024 Great Hall

Brett Painter, Roanna Funcke and Jeremy Thin join forces displaying their percussive prowess. They will perform on marimba, drums, cabasa, vibraphone and more. A wonder to hear and a visual feast! Find out more

Yulia (vocal)
5 August 2024 Great Hall

Internationally acclaimed vocalist Yulia sings with beautiful warmth and sincerity. Find out more

Tiger Moth (Jazz Band)
19 August 2024 Great Hall

The seven jazz aviators return to their very first haunt where the squadron first formed. Find out more

Woolston Brass Solo Spotlight
2 September 2024 Great Hall

This lunchtime concert will showcase their finest soloists performing beautiful and virtuosic works which are sure to impress. Find out more

Anna Hoetjes and Sharolyn Kimmorley (soprano, piano)
23 September 2024 Great Hall

The duo will perform a programme of songs and arias including works by Strauss, Puccini, Hahn and Schubert. Find out more

Karlsruhe Concert Duo (cello, piano)
4 November 2024 Great Hall

Reinhard Armleder (cello) and Dagmar Hartmann (piano) are a very successful duo in Europe. The ensemble has won international competitions in Italy and France and toured worldwide to great acclaim. Find out more

Morton Trio (violin, French horn, piano)
18 November 2024 Great Hall

This New Zealand trio is comprised of Arna and Alex Morton (violin, French horn) and Liam Wooding (piano). The trio have performed both nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Find out more

Jennine Bailey and Tom Rainey (vocal, piano)
2 December 2024 Great Hall

Join Jennine and Tom at the final lunchtime offering for the year. They will be sharing some of their absolute favourites with you. Come along for a special festive musical journey. Find out more

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