The Grand Tour with Collegium Musicum Auckland

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7.30pm, Saturday 25 July 2015
Music Theatre, School of Music
University of Auckland
Door Sales: Cash/Cheque: $20 / $15
School of Music students FREE

Age of Discovery is delighted to be associated with the launch of a brand new face on Auckland's musical landscape: Collegium Musicum Auckland has been formed by early music specialist James Tibbles, to provide opportunities to explore baroque music on modern instruments, with close attention to historic performance conventions.

The group is made of gifted university music students, and follows the model established by Telemann, Bach and their colleagues in 18th century Germany.

This Saturday's programme is a Grand Tour that moves from 17th century Italy to far reaches of North Germany, and back to the high baroque of J.S. Bach.

The concert is going to be a real eye-opener - showing just how 'baroque' modern instruments can be! We are also delighted to be featuring a group of fine ensemble and solo singers - Collegium Voices.

Please join us. 


Stabat Mater 3 April 2015

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Stabat Mater
7pm, Friday 3 April, 2015
St Patrick's Cathedral
Wyndham Street, Auckland
FREE Admission. Retiring donations welcome.
$2 validated parking available at Wilson Carpark on Hobson Street


TALLIS Lamentations of Jeremiah  
COUPERIN Elevation, from Messe pour les couvents  
COUPERIN Lecon de tenebres
BUXTEHUDE Chorale prelude  
BÖHM Mein Jesus geht ins Totengrab  
BUXTEHUDE Jesu, meines Lebens Leben  
Songs of Love and War 8 March 2015

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Songs of Love & War
5pm, Sun 8 March, 2015
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Claudio MONTEVERDI Or che'l ciel e la terra ("Now that the sky, earth and wind are silent")  
Giulio Caccini Amarilli, mia bella  
Giulio Caccini arr. J NAUWACH Amarilli, mia bella
Giovanni BASSANO Susanne un jourdiminution after Lassus  
Claudio MONTEVERDI Lamento della Ninfa ("Lament of the Nymph")  
Michelangela ROSSI Toccata Settima
Giovanni BASSANO Ricercata Quinta  
Claudio MONTEVERDI Altri canti di Marte  
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Claudio MONTEVERDI Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda ("The combat of Tancredi and Clorinda")  










Voices of Age of Discovery
Luana Prictor
Fiona Tibbles
Dilys Fong
Lachlan Craig
Nicholas Forbes

Age of Discovery
Graham McPhail baroque violin
Amelia Giles baroque violin
Wen Chuan Lin baroque viola
Margaret Cooke baroque cello
Sally Tibbles renaissance flute
Kevin Kim recorder
James Tibbles harpsichord & director

2015 Season

 2015 Concerts

Close Encounters Monteverdi main 150March 8 
Close Encounters: Songs of Love & War - Monteverdi

Monteverdi’s passionate madrigal collection from 1638, played on instruments of the time as part of the 2015 Auckland Arts Festival. more 5pm @ Leigh Sawmill Cafe Buy Tickets

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At the Foot of the Cross 

Renaissance and Baroque vocal music for Holy Week. more

Bach Family
May 23 
Back-to-back BACH

A celebration of Organ, Vocal and Instrumental music by J.S. Bach and his sons. more


Francesco Granacci


September 26 
Ave Maria

A celebration of polyphony from Italy and Spain. more

April 18 - At the Foot of the Cross

At the Foot of the Cross

Good Friday, 18th April 2014, 7.30pm

St Patrick's Cathedral, 43 Wyndham Street
Auckland City

Voices of Age of Discovery, directed by James Tibbles, presents a programme of Renaissance masterpieces for Holy Week.

Entry free; a retiring donation is much appreciated.

May 17 - Organ PLUS - LEIPZIG

May 17| 7.30 pm

James Tibbles presents an all-Bach organ recital on the mechanical action 'German-style' instrument at St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland City.

Prelude and Fugue in G BWV 541
Partite diverse sopra 'Sei gegruesset'  BWV 768
Prelude and Fugue in D  BWV 532

and Cantata 'Non sa che sia dolore' BWV 209, with

Fiona Tibbles - soprano
Sally Tibbles - baroque flute
Graham McPhail, Amelia Giles - baroque violin
Shelley Wilkinson - baroque viola
Margaret Cooke - baroque cello
James Tibbles - harpsichord


July 26 - Sans Souci

July 26 | 7.30 pm

Music from the court of Frederick the Great

Sally Tibbles, Ella Tunnicliffe-Glass baroque flutes


James Tibbles, harpsichord & fortepiano


take us back to the palace of Sans Souci, Potstdam, for what promises to be an extraordinary evening of music by C.Ph. E. Bach,

in celebration of the 300th year of his birth.

Sonatas, Fantasias of all shapes and sizes.


October 25 - Insalata Mista

October 25 | 7.30 pm

Insalata Mista  (mixed salad).  From 17th century Italy to late 18th Century France, and beyond.

A European grand tour through the baroque and beyond. Age of Discovery instrumentalists present music by Cima, Fontana, Fescobaldi, Rossi, Lous Couperin, Rameau, J.S. Bach and Mozart,

in the sumptous acoustics of St Luke's Church, Remuera Rd.


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