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Nelson Bach Cantata Residency 2017
A three-day residency over Queens' Birthday weeeknd in beautiful Nelson - this is an opportunity for singers and Baroque instrumentalists to explore the performance of Bach and, in particular, his sacred cantatas with Maestro Masaaki Suzuki, who is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest living exponents of this repertoire. Participants will work alongside the extraordinarily talented musicians of Juilliard415 under the leadership of Cynthia Roberts in preparing several Bach cantatas for performance.
The weekend will include an all-Bach performance by Juilliard415 with Masaaki Suzuki and will conclude with an informal concert of the residency cantatas.
Alongside the rehearsals, masterclasses and coaching sessions, there is a stimulating programme of talks and seminars for observers.
Applications for the Nelson Bach Residency are now CLOSED.
If you have any questions email J415@chambermusic.co.nz
If you need help with accommodation during your stay, contact Tasman Bay Backpackers - they offer comfortable and affordable accommodation with a choice of dorm or private room.
Enjoy a programme of open rehearsals, seminars and masterclasses with Masaaki Suzuki, Juilliard415 students, faculty members and esteemed speakers Samantha Owens and Peter Walls. The weekend opens with a welcome lunch for participants and observers and concludes with an informal concert by the residency's participants on Monday 5 June.
Download the full observer programme here.
Fully immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Baroque music with our Weekend Package, or keep it flexible and pick and choose the sessions you wish to attend. Individual session tickets are only available on the day - first in, first served. Weekend Package buyers are also entitled to a discounted ticket for the Masaaki Suzuki and J415 concert on Sat 3 June.
Please note: Observer session tickets are strictly limited, booking early is recommended.
Zero booking or credit card fees.
*Concession prices apply for those aged 65 years or more. Proof of eligibility must be supplied.
Final residency concert (General Admission)
2017 CMNZ Subscribers receive a second ticket free.
HOW TO BOOK
To book simply email your request to our Ticketing Coordinator Laurel Bruce at email@example.com. Door sales for individual sessions will be available on the day (cash only).
Click here to read the full biographies of the coaches and speakers you'll get the chance to work with during the Residency weekend.
Is the pitch A415? Yes
Do I need to bring my own instrument? Yes - with the exception of any keyboard players applying.
What level of performance is the residency aimed at? Tertiary performance student level or professional.
What instruments are needed? Interested performers should submit applications on any appropriate instrument - the repertoire will be decided on the basis of the range of instruments available among successful applicants. Transverse flute, recorder, oboe (including oboe d’amore), bassoon are all possible. Trumpet and horn might be possible provided the applicant has an appropriate baroque (not classical) instrument and sufficient experience.
What are vocalists going to perform? Vocalists will be considered for both solo and ripieno parts. However those who aspire to sing solo parts must also be prepared to sing as part of a choral ensemble.
Will participants be playing alongside J415 students? Yes.
The Bach Cantata Residency is presented in partnership with The New Zealand School of Music (Victoria University of Wellington) and The Nelson School of Music.
Review: Juilliard's Fast takes on French Baroque
The Juilliard School www.juilliard.edu
Nelson School of Music www.nsom.ac.nz
New Zealand School of Music www.nzsm.ac.nz
The Nelson Bach Cantata Residency has received sponsorship funding for this year’s event from the Nelson Events Marketing & Development Programme, which is funded by the Nelson City Council to stimulate Nelson City’s economy.
Enjoy three days of open rehearsals, seminars with esteemed speakers Samantha Owens and Peter walls, workshops with Juilliard415 students and faculty, and masterclasses with Masaaki Suzuki. The residency will conclude with an informal concert by the residency's participants.
Download the full observer programme here.
Informal concert programme
Mon 5 June, 2pm Nelson Cathedral
Cantata 71: Gott ist mein König BWV 71
St Matthew Passion: concluding section (from “Von der sechsten Stunde an”)