Meeting Schedules

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

2018 MEETINGS

Friday, 2 March at 7.30pm
The Music Centre
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Manchester Street
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.
Friday, 18 May at 7.30pm
The Music Centre
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Manchester Street
1990 NZ Festival production of Die
Meistersinger
Acclaimed NZ bass baritone Roger
Wilson will present a talk on the 1990
NZ Festival of the Arts production of
Die Meistersinger in which he sang
the role of Fritz Kothner. Even after a
quarter of a century this production is
still seen as a watershed in our cultural history.

Friday, 17 August at 7.30pm
The Music Centre
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Manchester Street

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?
Friday, 7 September at 7.30pm
The Music Centre
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Manchester Street
Der Rosenkavalier: a match-maker
between Mozart and Wagner

Heath Lees will present a full evening’s
‘tour’ of Der Rosenkavalier demonstrating how effortlessly Strauss combined the elegance of the Mozartian world with the richness of Wagnerian composition.
Sunday, 14 October
Venue & time TBA

DVD screening
DVD presentation of Die Meistersinger
starting mid-afternoon and including a
meal between acts.

Sunday, 2 December
Venue & time TBA
Christmas social function
Christmas BBQ/Pot-Luck