Waltzes, piano and love songs

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On Sunday afternoon September 17, music lovers can relax to the charm and sentimentality of the Liebeslieder Waltzes.

The performance of the Brahms love songs by Scholars Pro Musica will be followed by a piano duet of Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. 

The afternoon concert will be rounded off with love songs of a different kind - English Renaissance madrigals sung a cappella.

Scholars Pro Musica's pianists, Hilda Bester and Christine Leaf, will provide the accompaniment in duet on the new grand piano at St Peter's at Mount Maunganui. 

The Scholars Pro Musica is a chamber choir under the musical direction of Chalium Poppy.

Based in Tauranga, they are the only auditioned early music choral ensemble in the Bay of Plenty. Performing stunning concerts throughout the year, their repertoire spans the history of choral music from early sixteenth century masterpieces to thrilling twenty-first century contemporaries.

The Scholars Pro Musica have received international accolades for the New Zealand premières of choral works by Henry Purcell, Jean-Phillipe Rameau and Michael Haydn.

The concert on Sunday is at 3pm, at St Peter's Church in Victoria Street, with tickets sold at the door.

Adults $30, 1 child free, high school students and children $20.

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