13 Jun 2018

Upbeat for Wednesday 13 June

From Upbeat, 11:08 am on 13 June 2018



Can’t make it to the concert hall? It’s now coming to you in a specially designed truck and the German recording label Deutsche Grammophon announces its 120th birthday celebrations.

1pm Singing Big at the Big Sing

Thousands of young voices will sing up over the coming weeks for the New Zealand Choral Federation’s annual Big Sing competition. 260 choirs from 150 schools are participating this year. National co-ordinator Elizabeth Crayford talks about why growing numbers are singing up.

Divinitus performing their Pasifika Medley

Divinitus performing their Pasifika Medley Photo: supplied


And we continue to celebrate rising stars during Matariki. Today it’s violinist Augustin Hadelich, performing Lalo’s Symphonie Espangnole.

Augustin Hadelich

Augustin Hadelich Photo: Rosalie O'Connor Photography