Aotearoa NZ

Taonga Moana – A love letter to the oceans

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Aotearoa's outstanding national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, presents a breathtaking musical and visual homage to the beauty and vulnerability of our oceans.

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Starting in the North with a new work by eclectic Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi about the Arctic Ocean, we encounter whales, turtles and mysterious serpents on this musical journey following the great Māori navigator Ui-Te-Rangiora on his quest to save the oceans. Travelling through Latvia, Canada, the US and Indonesia, we arrive at a sanctuary, the majestic Antarctic captured in a new work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell, inspired by his own, personal experiences on the ice.

Conducted by Karen Grylls, with elegant direction and choreography by New Zealand Arts Laureate Sara Brodie, Taonga Moana is set to a stunning landscape of projected moving images.

This spectacular theatrical event is an ode to the power and poetry of oceans – essential, now more than ever, to survival on our planet.

Early Bird Premium (until 31 Dec 11.59pm, limited avail) $71
Adult Premium $79
Early Bird A Res (until 31 Dec 11.59pm, limited avail) $62
Adult A Res $69
Conc / Group 6+ A Res $62
Under 30 A Res (limited avail) $48
Early Bird B Res (until 31 Dec 11.59pm, limited avail) $53
Adult B res $59
Conc / Group 6+ B Res $53
Under 30 B Res (limited avail) $53
C Res all tickets $39
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Dates

Duration

75 mins, no interval

301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central

+64 9 309 2677
www.aucklandlive.co.nz

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With Support From

Platinum Patrons Andrew & Jenny Smith, and Sir Roderick & Gillian, Lady Deane

“Moving, uplifting, and thought-provoking. A very special evening of music indeed.”

Otago Daily Times

“Impressions.... ranged from full blown despair to total joy and delight.”

The Hook

Credits

Conductor
  • Karyn Grylls
Director/Storyboard
  • Sara Brodie
Script Development
  • Briar Grace-Smith
Audio Visuals
  • Tim Gruchy
  • Mic Gruchy
Composers
  • David Hamilton (Aotearoa)
  • James Gordon Arr. Diane Loomer (Canada)
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi (Finland)
  • Jeff Enns (Canada)
  • Warren Maxwell (Aotearoa)
  • Ken Steven (Indonesia)
  • Eriks Esenvalds (Latvia)
  • Mason Bates (USA)
Image
  • Tim Mossholder

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