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Music Month Storytimes

Join us for a special musical Preschool Storytime to celebrate New Zealand Music Month.

Eastbourne Library Wednesday 5 May, 10am

Moera Library Wednesday 5 May, 11am

Music with Thumbs Up

Join Thumbs Up, an organisation enabling adults with intellectual disabilities to actively engage in the full life of their community, at the library for a fun and interactive music session.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 5 May, 10:30am Postponed to Wednesday 26 May, 10:30am

Musical May Storytimes

Each week we’ll focus on a particular instrument, read stories with a musical element, sing songs, and explore different ways to make music!

War Memorial Library Fridays in May, 10:30am


Interested in Chinese culture? Would you like to learn how to play the Guzheng (Chinese plucked zither)? Come and try first-hand the Guzheng with instructor Jessie Ling from the Confucius Institute at Victoria University.

War Memorial Library Saturday 8 May, 12noon

Filip Piri on Electric Guitar

Filip Piri, Library Assistant at the War Memorial Library, will entertain us on his electric guitar and ukulele!

War Memorial Library Wednesday 12 May, 3:30pm

St Bernard's College Bands

These two bands from St Bernard's College are heading to the Smokefree Rockquest later this month. They have composed, produced and prepared to play all of their own original material. Each band has their own style - both are extremely talented and welcome this opportunity to perform.

War Memorial Library Thursday 13 May, 2pm

Lynne Scott and her Gallery Fiddlers

The violinists from the Gallery Orchestra will present lively music for dancing and beautiful music for listening. Music from Scotland, Ireland and Israel, to suit all tastes!

War Memorial Library Saturday 15 May, 1pm

Silver Screen: Pianomania

Enjoy a cuppa and a movie on the big screen. This month we’re screening Pianomania which introduces Stefan Knüpfer, a softly-spoken, bespectacled piano tuner for Steinway and Sons who just might be the most gifted musical talent in the world... even though he's not a musician.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 19 May, 10am

Anne Olsen on Piano

Join Anne Olsen, Library Assistant at the War Memorial Library as she plays classics and old favourites on the piano.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 19 May, 3:30pm

Make an Instrument!

Celebrate NZ Music Month by making some noise with your own musical instrument created from recycled materials.

Naenae Library Saturday 22 May, 11am

Muritai School Guitarists

Enjoy the sounds of the Muritai School Guitarists as their music fills the library!

Eastbourne Library Monday 24 May, 3:45pm

Anne Olsen and Melina Gilbert on Violin and Piano

War Memorial Library staff members Anne Olsen (on violin) and Melina Gilbert (on piano) will share their love of music with us for NZ Music Month!

War Memorial Library Wednesday 26 May, 3:30pm

The Bach Choir of Wellington

Explore baroque, classical and contemporary music with The Bach Choir of Wellington, originally formed in 1968 from students and staff at Victoria University of Wellington.

War Memorial Library Wednesday 26 May, 6:30pm

The Bach Choir of Wellington was formed in 1968 from students and staff at Victoria University of Wellington and performed its first concert in July of that year, under the direction of founder Anthony Jennings - Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata 39. Since that first concert, the Choir has maintained an active profile as one of Wellington’s leading choral ensembles. Performing at least three concerts a year, the Choir has been able to explore much of the baroque, classical and contemporary repertoire, from the monumental Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St Matthew & St John Passions to the smaller works of Bruckner, Schubert, Tavener and much in between (Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Britten’s Cantata Misericordium). Although choir members are on average a little older than the founding members, the same value of singing good music well still applies. The Choir’s current Director of Music is Shawn Michael Condon.

St Bernard's College Choir & Rock Orchestra

The St Bernard's College Choir sing weekly to rehearse. They sing a variety of songs from the Caribbean to musicals to NZ popular music.
The St Bernard's College Rock Orchestra play a variety of music from the Baroque through to modern rock and pop and jazz.

War Memorial Library Thursday 27 May, 2pm

Hutt Valley Community Choir

The Hutt Valley Community Choir is an inclusive, non-auditioned, all-comers choir. They’ll be performing songs from South Africa, Madagascar, Finland, and Scotland. And will also sing songs from the Native American tradition, a waiata, and songs by New Zealand composers.

War Memorial Library Saturday 29 May, 12noon

The Hutt Valley Community choir welcomes anyone who loves singing- there are no auditions or pre-requisites. We have spread the joy of singing to our community since 2011. Our notable performances include singing at the opening of the NZ festival of the arts: the Waka Odyssey. We performed for Multifest, the Hutt Winter festival, the Petone carnival and Christmas at the Dowse, to name but a few. We believe that music is our birthright, and that everyone should have the opportunity to come together and share in this gift. We are delighted to have been invited to sing at the Hutt War Memorial Library in celebration of National music month. We will be performing songs from South Africa, Madagascar, Finland, and Scotland. We will also sing songs from the native american tradition, a waiata, and songs by New Zealand composers.

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