Master of ceremonies
I went to most of the National Orchestra (as the NZSO was called then) concerts in the period 1954–1960. I...
Her time in the spotlight
My father used to tell me that my grandmother, Edith Alicia (‘Bonnie’) Ross – a promising young pianist – played...
The top brass from Hawera
My GREAT memory of the Town Hall and its wonderful main auditorium dates back to 1951. In that year the...
The Beatles raise the roof
In 1964 The Beatles came to New Zealand and played at the Wellington Town Hall. As a psychology lecturer, the...
Gareth Farr drags up his memories
In 1996 my commissioned piece to celebrate the NZSO’s 50th birthday was performed in the Wellington Town Hall. I was...
Creating the soundtrack for The Hobbit
In 2013, the acoustics of the Wellington Town Hall were put to good use during the recording of the soundtrack...
Hearing it live
The NZSO’s inaugural concert in the Wellington Town Hall, 1946 It was 1946 and the film Song to Remember ignited...
Nostalgia is not enough
It’s a little known fact that my music career started on the stage of the Old Wellington Town Hall, as...
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