NZSSC 2019-20 Farewell Tour – Auckland with Simon O’Neill

16 Dec 2020

We can’t wait to bring our final Farewell Concert to Auckland!


16 Dec 2020

7:30pm, St Matthews in the City, Auckland

$10 - $25

After a tough year which saw many of our events cancelled, including our international tour, we are incredibly excited that the 2019-2020 choir can come together one last time to present a week of concerts in Auckland and Wellington.

Join us for our favourite music from the last couple of years - including David N. Childs, Dan Davidson, Michael McGlynn, Stephen Rapana - as well as a few Christmas jingles for the festive season!

“The audience was enthralled and totally absorbed in everything they heard and saw, from start to finish. … Little wonder that the audience was on its feet at the end in a prolonged standing ovation in appreciation of a superb concert where all the singers continually projected the pleasure they gained from singing and sharing this with an appreciative audience.” - Hawkes Bay Today, 2018

Get your tickets, we'll see you there!

For this concert only we will be joined by world-renowned Heldentenor and NZSSC alumnus Simon O'Neill!

A native of Ashburton Simon began his singing career as 1st bass in the NZ Secondary Students Choir. He is now recognised as one of the finest Helden-tenors on the planet. He has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Berlin, Munich and Vienna Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh, Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals. Simon’s performances as Siegmund in Die Walküre at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden with Pappano, Teatro alla Scala and Berlin Staatsoper with Barenboim, at the Metropolitan Opera with Runnicles in the celebrated Otto Schenk production returning with Luisi in the Lepage Ring Cycle and in the Götz Friedrich production at Deutsche Oper Berlin with Rattle were performed to wide critical acclaim. He is a Fulbright Scholar, an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, alumnus of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music and University of Otago, he holds a Doctor of Music from Victoria University (Honoris Causa), Arts Foundation Laureate, and is a Grammy nominated recording artist with EMI, Decca and Naxos. Simon lives in Auckland with his wife, Carmel and their three children.


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