Performers previously presented in St Georges Church through Thames Music Group
Talented performers presented in Concerts in St Georges Church have ranged from International stars like WILL MARTIN (pictured above December 2020) to other local, seasoned and well travelled performers like many more below....................
James Langabeer Quartet
-International Saxophone player on Alto Sax and Flute: with Nicola Haddock on Bass Sax;
Lukas Fritsch - Alto and Soprano Sax;
Markus Fritsch - Tenor Sax;
AFFETTO Group and William King , November 2020
Music by well-loved composers J.S. Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti and Henry Purcell will be interspersed with gems by composers you may never have heard of! Praised as ‘inspired programmers’ by Metro Magazine, early music ensemble Affetto were formed in 2010 to explore the lesser known chamber music of the Baroque and Renaissance. The members of Affetto are all early music specialists, leaders in their respective fields, Kiwis, overseas trained, all playing authentic instruments & all hopelessly passionate about early music. Affetto is made up of viola da gamba player Polly Sussex, NZ's only exponent of the cornetto Peter Reid, harpsichordist and organist Rachael Griffiths-Hughes and exciting young baritone Will King.
Alison’s music studies began at an early age with piano lessons at St Joseph’s Convent in Te Aroha. Her interest in organ began after leaving high school, when she went to a concert by Dutch organist Bernard Bartelink in Rotorua. Learning the organ, which in some ways resembles a mini-orchestra, because of all the different sounds and tones available, opened up new challenges. The organ required a different keyboard technique to the piano, and also presented the new challenge of playing a pedal board as an additional ‘voice’ to what was played with the hands. She describes her four years of study at Auckland University in organ performance, in the late 1908’s, as very valuable and is grateful to have had that opportunity.
Alison has been on the organ roster at St James Church, Thames for the past eight years.
From Gypsy to Jazz to Bach and Shostakovich and anything in between, this classically trained ensemble has branched out into an exotic array of genres to create something uniquely their own.
Trio Jackson is a family group that has been playing together for over twenty years. This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression.
Their classical training allows them to present with authority and style, the works by Shostakovich and Bach which have been faithfully arranged by Miles.
Their flair for improvisation allows them to play
Jazz in an exciting and very original style.
Trio Jackson has evolved from Duo Jackson when Miles and Margarita’s daughter Fleur rejoined them after completing her Master's Degree in Violin Performance at Victoria University under
Duo Jackson are well known for their numerous recordings and performances throughout Australasia and Europe.
Trio Jackson had been invited to give performances in Melbourne, France, and Spain but unfortunately, these performances were cancelled due to the pandemic and they gave a very successful tour in the South Island inst
Fleur Jackson - Violin
Margarita Jackson - Violin
Miles Jackson - Guitar