Classical music heavyweights Anna Leese, Stephen De Pledge and Dr John Wells will perform in Matakana on May 30 to help raise money for the Warkworth Town Hall restoration project.
The concert titled The Big Guns Come Out to Play for Charity has been organised by Warkworth Music.
“When the hall re-opens, it will provide secure storage for our grand piano,” member Anne Taylerson says. “This will mean that we will no longer be restricted in the concert programmes we can offer which require the piano.
“With the Mahurangi College’s increasing use of their hall we have found it very difficult to find suitable times for some of our concerts.
“We also envision that other community groups may also be able to use the piano on occasions.”
The Ascension concert will feature world renowned soprano Anna Leese singing a range of songs including Schubert’s Die Forelle (The Trout), Mozart’s Deh Veni von Tardar and an aria from the Marriage of Figaro, and an aria by Puccini.
Pianist Stephen De Pledge will play Bach Partita No 3 in A Minor – Fantasia and Gigue, and Debussy’s Clair de Lune.
Organist Dr John Wells, a firm favourite in Warkworth, will play a selection of works and the Kowhai Singers Chamber Choir will also perform.
The Rodney Jazz Connection will provide entertainment before the concert and during the interval.
The concert will start at 4pm; tickets $35.
Info: 425 7313 or 425 9281