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Pre-purchase tickets and skip the queue!
Please help us avoid queues at the box office. Pre-purchase your tickets online at: or visit us 11am – 5pm any week day.

To make it more worthwhile our lunchtime concerts are now cheaper online.

Lunchtime Concert Season Pass
Purchase all your Term 2 Lunchtime Concert tickets at once with this Season Pass.
Avoid queues at the box office, and purchase at a discounted price.
$100 per Term for 10 Lunchtime Concerts, every Thursday at 1pm during Term time.

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Lunchtime Concert: Katrina Kallil
Katrina Kallil’s style of powerful vocals, charisma and comedic wit, along with her Jazz, Blues and Pop arrangements, gives her audience a very special performance. Accompanied by Barry Korcheski.
Date: Thu 3 June
Time: 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Tickets: $15 (cheaper online)

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Live Lounge Sessions – Ceann an Éisc
Coming to Nelson as part of the Ceol Aneas Festival, Ceann an Éisc are an Irish folk band from Wellington. They combine fiddle, uilleann pipes, whistles, and bodhran to play traditional and modern tunes with maximum groove.
Date: Fri 4 June
Time: After work (from 5pm)
Tickets: FREE

Ceol Aneas Festival Showcase Concert
World renowned Irish musicians take center stage at the 2021 Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival, with a homegrown theme, culminating in an exciting Festival Showcase concert on 6th June.
Date: Sunday June 6
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $20-30

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NEW! Composers’ Network Nelson
Announcing an exciting new group for composers of art/classical music to share information and discuss issues around composing and performance. New members are welcome. Contact Mary
Date: Monthly, first meeting Thu June 10
Time: 6pm

Live Lounge Sessions: Ngaio Aida
Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Ngaio Aida combines the hybrid sounds of indie folk with a jazz funk fusion. Drawing from an eclectic base of musical inspiration she performs a range of original and transformative cover versions.

Date: Fri 11 June
Time: After work (from 5pm)
Tickets: FREE

EMERGE! Right Here, Right Now
NCMA presents EMERGE! Right Here, Right Now, reflecting our joy at being able to gather freely in our great little city. Free concert. Any donations made will support a new adult daytime music programme
Date: Sat June 12
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: Free

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CMNZ District Contest
The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is a culmination of countless hours of practice and perseverance, connecting and sharing in music-making with other musicians and, ultimately, sharing music with us – engaging us in new ideas, new worlds, new soundscapes. Free entry (please be aware that judging will be in progress throughout the concert).
Date: Mon June 14
Time: 6:00pm
Tickets: Free

Lunchtime Concert: Elgee Leung & Josie Yau
Blenheim-based duo Josie Yau (Piano) and Elgee Leung (Cello) perform in another of our Lunchtime Concert series, presenting romantic pieces by Beethoven and more.
Date: Thu 17 June
Time: 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Tickets: $15 (cheaper online)

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Heath Franklin’s Chopper: The Silencer
NEW SHOW RELEASED. Winner ‘Comics Choice’ Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018. Covid-safe and harder than ever, Aussie comedy legend – CHOPPER – brings his smash hit show to NZ
Date: Thur 17 June
Time: 7:00pm and 9:00pm
Tickets: $38-42

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Live Lounge: Jane Baken & Francis Meria
Jane Baken on Vocals and Francis Meria on Keys, this dynamic duo play everything from jazz standards to pop and rock in their own unique and entertaining piano bar style.
Date: Fri 18 June
Time: After work (from 5pm)
Tickets: FREE

Sounz Community Commission: Call of the Ocean
Premiering the Sounz Community Commission ‘Call of the Ocean’. A collaboration between composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus with special guests.
Date: Sat June 19
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: $20-25

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NCMA Orchestral Pathways concert
It’s that time again! Every six months, NCMA children’s and adult orchestras combine to perform a selection of their eclectic and popular repertoire. The programme includes classical and contemporary music suitable for all ages and guaranteed to brighten up your Sunday afternoon.
Date: Sun June 20
Time: 4:00pm
Tickets: Free

CMNZ Quartet for the End of Time
Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.
Date: Tues June 22
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets: $20-39

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Lunchtime Concert: Erica Sim & Friends
Upstairs Downstairs Duets from Opera and more … Featuring Erica Sim, Allison Cormack and pianists Anne Shearer and Pauline Boyd

Date: Thu 24 June
Time: 1:00pm – 1:50pm
Tickets: $15 (cheaper online)

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Live Lounge: Reece Milton Trio
Reece Milton on guitar and vocals, Isaac Stewart on Bass and Sam Edmonds on Drums. Reece Milton is a NZ Singer / Songwriter with three singles currently released and his debut Album “Elixir” to be released this year. Reece’s songwriting sits comfortably in the pop/ rock genre and features his incredible talent as a guitarist.

Date: Fri 25 June
Time: After work (from 5pm)
Tickets: FREE

Doctors Orchestra concert
The New Zealand Doctors’ Orchestra is delighted to return to Nelson to perform Dvorák (soloist Catherine Kwak), Lilburn and Vaughan Williams. The orchestra is made up of doctors and medical students from around New Zealand. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Nelson Tasman Hospice.
Date: Sun 27 June
Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: $10-25

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