Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Internationally-acclaimed musicians in concert at new Kāpiti church Comments 0

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Two local musician, both internationally acclaimed in their own right, performed in concert to celebrate the opening of Our Lady of Kapiti Catholic Church in Kāpiti. Construction of the new church complex began January 2019, and Cardinal John Dew blessed the church and parish centre on Saturday, May 30. Organist Dr Kemp English and his Read more

Priest pens ode to supermarket workers Comments 0

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Fr Chris Skinner SM of Auckland’s Marist Seminary has composed a new song, Super Supermarket Worker, a tribute to all the supermarket workers of Aotearoa New Zealand and particularly those he has met as the “designated shopper” for the eight-strong seminary community these long Lockdown weeks. “I was really conscious of all the supermarket workers Read more

Woman thinks piano in ruined church needs to be played Comments 0

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Josh Roe was live for newscasts at Faith Community Wesleyan Church. It is one of the many buildings destroyed by the Easter storms. Tracy Coats saw the piano in the rubble and told Josh that she felt it just needed to be played. Read more Related Posts:Silent films awoken with live organ score at Feilding Read more

Priests compose songs to commemorate Christchurch Mosque tragedy Comments 0

Monday, March 16th, 2020

To mark the first anniversary of the Mosque shooting tragedy, Father James Lyons and Fr Chris Skinner have worked with each other to record two commemorative songs. Lyons sent a link to the songs to the prime minister with a note saying: “We think these songs could play a part in this current time of Read more

Mission Concert close to sold out in 7 days Comments 0

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

The Mission Concert is close to a full house just seven days after announcing Phil Collins as its top billing. Promoters said the tickets have all sold bar a “small allocation” of extra tickets that will go on sale next week. continue reading Related Posts:Phil Collins to play at Mission Concert in 2019Christian Musician Matt Read more

Ta’u Pupu’a: from football player to opera singer with Dame Kiri’s help Comments 0

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Ta’u Pupu’ moved from Tonga to the United States with his family when he was about eight years old, the youngest of nine siblings. As a young man, he was accepted into Weber State University in Utah on a full football scholarship. From there he was drafted to the Cleveland Browns. He later went on to Read more

Monk accidentally invented Do-Re-Mi Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

The solfège, (do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti) came from an 8th-century  hymn written by a monk, Paul the Deacon In 11th-century Guido of Arezzo created an early version of the solfège system based on the lyrics of Paul the Deacon’s hymn. Read more Related Posts:Church Music, the good, the bad…Santo? DubitoMo Maria moves Matt MaherRussian Catholics a century after the revolution

Church Music, the good, the bad… Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Palm Sunday, I go to early morning Mass and the entrance hymn is an old friend! It’s an old, (1840,) Methodist hymn, “All Glory Laud And Honor!! Now I admit, the blessing of the palms and the reading of the Passion we’re moving, and the homily was first rate! But, as good as it was, Read more

Church concert a Kiwi collaboration Comments 0

Friday, September 9th, 2016

The 2016 Church Tour will bring four legendary New Zealand songwriters, recording artists, and performers together on stage. In a unique concert collaboration, Sharon O’Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood and Hammond Gamble will visit environs of some of the country’s most beautiful churches and cathedrals. While all four artists have worked with each other previously Read more

Taizé New Zealand pilgrimage next year Comments 0

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Next year Brother Alois, the prior and successor of Brother Roger the founder of Taizé, will be visiting New Zealand from the 9 t0 11 February. He will be accompanied by Brothers Matthew and Ghishlan. While they are in New Zealand they will be taking part in events in Otaki, Wellington and Christchurch. The Taizé Read more