The planned 2022 Organ Music festival, which was to be held in Christchurch, has been cancelled. The NZOA Council is considering the options for rescheduling the planned events.
Saturday 5 June, 7:30
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington
Sunday 6 June, 3pm
Old St Paul’s, Mulgrave St, Wellington
It’s no surprise that some of New Zealand’s brightest talent, from movie makers to government movers and shakers, call Wellington “Home”. New Zealand’s political and cultural hub is indeed a sophisticated destination.
The coastal city is renowned for its coffee and café culture and holds the enviable status of New Zealand’s craft beer capital!
We are thrilled to invite you to join us at orgaNistZ 2021 from June 4–7th for a weekend of musical delights, friendship and chatter.
This weekend of music making, catching up with friends along with the opportunity to experience the newly rebuilt organ in St Andrew’s on the Terrace promises to delight and entertain.
Programme – orgaNistZ 2021
NZOPT Conference events are shown in italics
Friendly Friday — 4th June
All events in St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace
|2:45pm||NZOPT Conference opening afternoon tea||St AotT, Room 1|
|5:00pm||Registrations open||St AotT, Church Hall|
|6:00pm||Light meal||St AotT, Church Hall|
|7:00pm||Formal Opening of orgaNistZ 2021||St AotT, Church Hall|
|followed by||The Great orgaNistZ 2021 Quiz||St AotT, Church Hall|
|followed by||Light Supper||St AotT, Church Hall|
Superlative Saturday — 5th June
|9am – Noon||Willis Street Wander|
|9am: St Mary of the Angels, 7 Boulcott St, Wellington
10am: St Peter’s on Wills, 211 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington
light morning tea
11:15am: First Church of Christ Scientist, 281 Willis St, Wellington
|10am-11am||Registrations open||St Peter’s on Willis, Willis Street|
Maxwell Fernie Memorial Organ, St Mary of the Angels
|St Andrew’s on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace|
|12:30 pm||Lunch||Church Hall|
|1:15 pm||Unconventional Organ inc. hands-on||Church|
|2:45 pm||Afternoon Tea||Church Hall|
|3:15 pm||NZOA AGM||Church Hall|
|4:15 pm||Saturday at the Movies||Church|
|6:00 pm||Dinner||Church Hall|
|7:30 pm||“Bach on a Liszt” with Diedre and Douglas||Church|
|9:00 pm||meet the artists hospitality||Church Hall|
St Pauls on Sunday — 6th June
|1:00 pm||Wellington Cathedral hands on||Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
2 Hill St
|2:15 pm||Light afternoon tea||Wellington Cathedral of St Paul|
|3:00pm||“Chorale Kaleidoscope” – Festival Recital||Old St Paul’s
34 Mulgrave St, Pipitea
|5:30 pm||NZOPT AGM||Rydges Hotel|
|6:00 pm||Gather for Dinner||Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street|
|6:30 pm||Festival Dinner||Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street|
Memorable Monday — 7th June
St Peter’s on Wills, 211 Willis St, Te Aro, Wellington
|9:00 am||Presentation: Thuringia – More Than Just Bratwurst!||Garden Room|
|10:00 am||Morning tea||Garden Room / Studio|
|10:30am||NZOA Performance Competition||Church|
|noon||Closing luncheon||Garden Room / Studio|
|1:00pm||Formal closing of orgaNistZ 2021
(and reopening of NZOPT conference)
|1:00pm||Presentation: Saving the Halmshow in Christchurch
|1:50pm||NZOPT Conference workshops and closing cuppa||Garden Room|
NZOPT Conference 2021
Designed to fit smoothly with orgaNistZ 2021, this year’s NZOPT Conference will be run in tandem. The NZOPT events are immediately before the Festival (Friday afternoon) and immediately after (Monday afternoon), and include a line-up of exciting speakers.
We are delighted that the first speaker on Friday will be the Property Lead from Old St Paul’s/Heritage NZ. She will give conference attendees a deeper appreciation of this marvellous heritage building and what recent major earthquake strengthening meant for the organ when they attend the Festival recital on Sunday.
On Monday hear about the dramatic rescue of the 1879 Halmshaw organ right on Christmas during demolition of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (Christchurch). All orgaNistZ registrants are welcome to attend the Halmshaw presentation (even if they haven’t also registered for the NZOPT conference).
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to extend your experience at orgaNistZ 2021