Meeting Schedules

Below you will find details of metings in Auckland over the course of the year. If you need further information about any of our meetings please contact the Auckland meeting co-ordinator, details of which can be found on the Contact page.

2018 MEETINGS

Sunday, 25 February at 7.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland
The Ring and The Rings, Wagner,
Tolkien and Peter Jackson

Heath Lees explores the links that
connect Richard Wagner, the original Lord of The Ring, with J.R.R.Tolkien’s book, Peter Jackson’s film, and Howard Shore’s music. Heath reveals how Shore followed the Master’s musical legacy, by including bits of Wagner in his soundtracks, and by making free with Wagner’s so-called leitmotifs.
Sunday, 15 April at 7.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland
Terence Dennis: Weber and Wagner, Dresden Kapellmeister
Wagner called Carl Maria von Weber his ‘spiritual father’. Terence will introduce music Wagner wrote for the Dresden interment of Weber’s remains, plus excerpts from his masterpieces Der
Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon — all within the context of Wagner’s early works.
Sunday, 20 May at 7.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland
WSNZ AGM / The Golden Ring
AGM plus the 1964 BBC documentary on the first ever complete recording of the Ring (the Solti Ring).
Sunday, 12 August at 7.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland

Die Meistersinger – Models,
Motivations and Misconceptions
Peter Bassett looks ahead to the
Melbourne Die Meistersinger that will be staged later this year. What was Wagner’s motivation, and what were the models on which he drew when creating his characters, text and music?

Sunday, 30 September at 3.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland
DVD Screening
Heath Lees introduces a complete opera (Details to come).
Sunday, 9 December at 7.00pm
St Heliers Community Centre
100 St Heliers Bay Road
St Heliers
Auckland
Christmas Function
Featuring a Potpourri of Wagneriana plus our famous cake and wine.