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PO Box 64 489
Auckland, Auckland, 2163
New Zealand

0508 WAIRUA

Founded in July 2014, Wairua Sinfonietta is a unique Auckland-based orchestra whose players hold a strong belief that music can strengthen communities and unite the world. With like-minded musicians and supporters, Wairua Sinfonietta puts on high quality concerts to increase awareness and raise funds for charitable organisations locally and around the globe.

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Concerts & Events

Oriental Spring
Sep
23
5:30 pm17:30

Oriental Spring

  • St Lukes Church

Join Wairua as we perform works by Zhao Ji Ping, Monti and Beethoven with soloists Tanya Li and William Yu, conducted by Elizabeth Lau.


Unity
Jun
10
5:30 pm17:30

Unity

  • St Lukes Church

Works by Hamilton, Bach and Haydn plus a selection of choral works. Come see soloists Stephan Diaz, Yuka Eguchi and Vanessa Tam as they join conductor Elizabeth Lau for Wairua's next concert.

The Classics (Waiheke)
Apr
9
2:30 pm14:30

The Classics (Waiheke)

  • Morra Hall

MOZART - Lucio Silla K. 135 Overture

HOFMANN - Flute Concerto in G major (NZ Premiere)

HOLMES - Prelude for Strings

HAYDN - Symphony No 37 in C major, Hob. 1:37


Uwe Grodd | flute

Elizabeth Lau | conductor


Saturday 8 April 5:30pm - The Community of St Luke, Remuera

Sunday 9 April 2:30pm - Morra Hall, Waiheke Island


Proceeds from this concert go towards Motor Neuron Disease New Zealand

The Classics
Apr
8
5:30 pm17:30

The Classics

  • The Community of St Luke

MOZART - Lucio Silla K. 135 Overture

HOFMANN - Flute Concerto in G major (NZ Premiere)

HOLMES - Prelude for Strings

HAYDN - Symphony No 37 in C major, Hob. 1:37


Uwe Grodd | flute

Elizabeth Lau | conductor


Saturday 8 April 5:30pm - The Community of St Luke, Remuera

Sunday 9 April 2:30pm - Morra Hall, Waiheke Island


Proceeds from this concert go towards Motor Neuron Disease New Zealand

Wellbeing for Musicians
Mar
25
4:00 pm16:00

Wellbeing for Musicians

  • Community of St Luke

Join Dr Tony Fernando (Psychiatrist, University of Auckland) on March 25 as he talks about the science of happiness and mindfulness. This is the first of Wairua Sinfonietta's workshops, "Wellbeing for Musicians" in 2017.

Classics Hour
Jan
24
7:00 pm19:00

Classics Hour

  • St Andrew's on The Terrace

Join us for a concert with works by Mozart, Bach, Mascagni and Britten as we raise funds for the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul organ appeal.

Soloists: Yuka Eguchi and Haruo Goto

Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

Spring Serenade
Oct
1
5:00 pm17:00

Spring Serenade

  • St Heliers Community Centre

Hamilton Folk Song Suite for Strings | Mendelssohn Concerto for Piano and Strings in A Minor (1822)  Dvořák Serenade for Strings

Piano soloist: Matteo Napoli | Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

Proceeds from this concert go towards Changing Minds , a small not-for-profit organisation that works to provide information, education, and systemic advocacy for people who experience mental distress or addiction issues, as well as to the wider Auckland community. 

Winter Soirée
Jul
16
5:00 pm17:00

Winter Soirée

  • St Luke's Church

FAQUAR - Ring Around the Moon Suite
BOTTESSINI - Passione Amorosa (Bassi duo)
MASCAGNI - Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana"
RAVEL - Pavane pour une infante défunte
MOZART - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

The Classics - Waiheke
Apr
24
2:30 pm14:30

The Classics - Waiheke

  • Morra Hall

CIMAROSA - Il ritorno di Don Calendrino: Overture
MOZART - Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major
HAYDN - Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, "Farewell"

The Classics - Remuera
Apr
23
5:00 pm17:00

The Classics - Remuera

  • St Luke's Church

CIMAROSA - Il ritorno di Don Calendrino: Overture
MOZART - Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major
HAYDN - Symphony No. 45 in F-Sharp Minor, "Farewell"

Well-being for Musicians Workshop
Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

Well-being for Musicians Workshop

  • St Heliers Bay Community Church

A workshop by Dr Fernando & Dr Fung on:

  • Practical techniques for motivation, gratitude, mindfulness and compassion
  • Preventative strategies and the recovery of a musician from illness or injury
  • Common mind patterns that lead to happiness and frustrations
  • Overview of health problems musicians commonly encounter
AROHA
Nov
21
5:00 pm17:00

AROHA

  • St Luke's Church

RITCHIE (NZ) - Remember Parihaka
MOZART - Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major
SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 5

Soloists: Marko Pop-Ristov (violin) & Alex MacDonald (viola)
Conductor: Elizabeth Lau

Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Te Rangimarie Charitable Trust.

Winter Soirée
Aug
29
5:00 pm17:00

Winter Soirée

  • St Luke's Church

Concert 2 in 2015.  First Annual Fundraising Concert - Profits from this concert will go towards Wairua Sinfonietta's ongoing work. Support Wairua Sinfonietta to support our community.

Programme:
Lilburn: Concert Overture in D
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, soloist Sarah Spence
Brahms: Serenade No 2 in A Major

Listen to Eva Radich's interview of conductor Elizabeth Lau and soloist Sarah Spence (link)

Listen to the Brahms Serenade from this concert in our Media Gallery

Summer Delights
Feb
21
7:30 pm19:30

Summer Delights

  • St Luke's Church

Concert 1 in 2015. Profits from this concert will be donated to support Heart Kids NZ, a charity that touches the lives of heart children and their families by providing them with practical, emotional and psycho-social services.

Programme:
Huang-Hsu: Mokoia (arranged for Wairua Sinfonietta, 2015, NZ premiere)
Stamitz: Clarinet Concerto in B-flat Major, soloist Donald Nicholls
Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E-minor
Haydn: Toy Symphony

Aurora
Oct
11
7:30 pm19:30

Aurora

  • St Michael's Church

Aurora - the inaugural concert of Auckland's newest orchestra, Wairua Sinfonietta. Profits from this concert will be donated to support The Hearing House, a charity that works with hearing-impaired children and their families.

WA Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major, soloist Uwe Grodd 
E Greig: Varen (The Last Spring) 
FJ Haydn: Symphony No. 6, 'Le Matin'