Performers previously presented in St Georges Church through Thames Music Group 2021/2022
Waikato Uni Conservatorium Vocal Students
2023: The vocal department from the University of Waikato were excited to present “Harmonious Horizons”- end of year finale on Friday 27th October 2023 at St George’s Church in the lovely Thames Valley. This lunchtime concert will feature the efforts of the students academic journey studying classical voice in 2023. Prepare to be captivated by the sensational showcase of stunning arias, Brahms’s Liebeslieder waltz, musical theatre, and jazz. With works spanning from the late 16th century to the early 20th century, and influences from Germany, Italy, France, England and America.
2023 Kumeu Vintage Brass
Members love to travel to Thames to entertain us with their special blend of humour and popular band music. Playing in KVB are ex Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery, Army and Air Force players as well as Navy band players. All players have backgrounds in NZ community bands and some in British, Canadian and Australian bands as well.
"Like a Vintage wine, we improve with age. Like our local classic cars, Kumeu Vintage Brass is a treasure to be seen, heard, enjoyed and applauded".
2023 Josh Layne
Canadian harpist and composer Josh Layne performs music by Bach, Beethoven, Layne, Presle, Smetana, and more.
Here as a guest of the New Zealand Harp Festival, Layne has been touring the north and south islands since the start of February, with this concert marking the end of his New Zealand tour. Layne performs a program that shows off the depth and breadth of the harp. Headlined by stunning arrangement for solo harp of Smetana's orchestral masterpiece, "The Moldau", the program also includes the Adagio from Beethoven's "Appassionata" sonata, Layne's own music, and Jacques de le Presle's French impressionist "Garden in the Rain".
2023 Thames Citizens' Band
If you want a lunchtime of enjoyment, variety and surprises Thames Citizens’ Band’s latest performance has all that. You may laugh, you may cry, you will remember, you’ll hear things like you’ve never heard them before and there’ll be surprises too.
2022 Sounds of the Shore
Sounds of the Shore is a vibrant, exciting women’s chorus on Auckland's North Shore. We sing an eclectic range of songs in barbershop style; from golden oldies to modern pop favourites. Come and watch us perform – fun, friendship and laughter guaranteed!
Our members are beautifully unique, of different backgrounds, ages and occupations – all connected through friendship, and a love of singing and performing. We are a prospective chapter of Sweet Adelines International (one of the largest singing organisations in the world) Our award-winning director, Richard Harker, is very entertaining and professional – you will love watching us perform.
2023 Yamaha 40th Birthday
Barrie Stewart & the Haakma Sisters Irving Berlin - “I love a piano”
Francis Cowan & Jonathan Dunlop Richard Wagner Excerpts from “Tannhauser” for four hands:
John Broadbent Franz Schubert Impromptu in Gb D899 No. 3
Franz Liszt Liebestraum No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# Minor
Interval Pictures from past concerts
Jonathan Dunlop Frederic Chopin Impromptu in Gb Minor Opus 51
John Mullon The History of the Thames Music Group
James Brown Franz Schubert Impromptu in Eb Opus 90 No.2
Christopher Norton from Pacific Preludes - Pokarekare Ana
A Surprise Pianist Not another Impromptu? Yes well…. Maybe!
Barrie Stewart and Dawn Finch Boogie Woogie Duets
Acknowledgements and Cutting the Cake