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All music students take to stage for Sing! Sing! Sing!

For the second year running UC Music has partnered with The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora to present a series of concerts in the beautiful Great Hall.

Sing! Sing! Sing! will be performed on Sunday October 13 at 2pm. This concert marks the final in this series for 2019, and will feature just about all of our performance music students on stage at the same time!

The programme includes two main works: The Old Maid & the Thief by Menotti and Artificial Life by George Lewis.

The Old Maid & the Thief is a 1950’s radio play that is staged before your eyes, complete with divas, sound effects, and era appropriate commercials composed by School of Music composers. It tells the story of an old maid who takes a young, attractive man into her house, causing scandal in the neighbourhood. The resulting chaos is both entertaining and absurd!

Two of the UC vocal students playing key roles in The Old Maid & the Thief are Hayley Tait, in the role of Miss Todd, and Yumeka Hildreth playing Leticia, the maid. Both singers can’t wait for another opportunity to perform in their favourite venue, The Great Hall.

Hayley says the sound in the hall can’t be beaten. “You just look up and it goes all the way to the back of the room! My voice sounds triple the size; I can hear it roaring in there!” Yumeka agrees, “It’s super easy to sing in there. You don’t have to push, it’s just effortless.”

They both find The Old Maid & the Thief a satisfying challenge. For Hayley it was her first opportunity to perform a work that challenged her theatrically. “I’ve never been able to get into a role where I can act so that was really nerve wracking for me. Being able to build on that was so much fun!” Yumeka was also challenged by the acting elements, as well as memorising such a significant work. “It takes so much time to get it into your body, so it’s been a real challenge for my time management.”

The remainder of the programme will be a performance of Artificial Life by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and jazz trombonist, George Lewis. Performed from an interactive score, this work can be performed by any number of players on any type of instrument; no two performances are the same. UC performance music students have been working towards a public performance of this work for the second half of the year, and no doubt what they produce at this concert will be unique, special and exciting!

Musicians are personally and collectively responsible for the sonic environment they create in this work; balancing personal freedom with the challenge of listening and responding to their fellow musicians. Students describe the work as “full of rapid changes, with moments of fun, as well as sudden silence and dramatic dynamics.” The score requires students to make smart decisions and follow the direction the music is taking them. Come and see what they have in store for you at Sing! Sing! Sing!

Tickets are $20 for waged, $10 for unwaged and are on sale now. You can purchase in advance via the Arts Centre’s website or at the door on the day of the concert.

Student life returns to Arts Centre

An official opening ceremony and dinner were held on Wednesday evening to celebrate the relocation of UC Music and Classics to the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre.

The 1910 building has been fully restored and the fit-out custom-designed for Music and Classics students. It includes a new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, named in recognition of UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife Leigh Teece who generously contributed to the restoration of the building. UC’s treasured James Logie Memorial Collection is now on permanent public display in the museum.

Hon Christopher Finlayson, who is well known for his support of the arts, was at the ceremony to declare the new home of UC Music and Classics officially open.

During the celebration dinner Christchurch Mayor, Hon Lianne Dalziel spoke about the significance of UC bringing the Logie Collection and music performances to central Christchurch for everyone to enjoy. The public can now easily access and view the Logie Collection – one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

Prof Teece and Mrs Teece, who are based in the United States, also made the trip to New Zealand to join the celebration and officially open the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

In an interview with One News before the official opening, Leigh Teece spoke about the importance of the arts.

“Art feeds the imagination, it engages critical thinking, it fuels creative problem solving, all of which are essential to the development of innovation skills,” Mrs Teece said.

View the full news item.

The Teece Museum opening exhibition

We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans opens to the public on Saturday at 11 am, and will run until 29 October 2017.

Teece Museum public opening hours:
Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am – 3pm.

Where:
Ground floor, Chemistry building, The Arts Centre
3 Hereford Street, Christchurch

For more information about the exhibition and other events visit www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/logie

UC Music Concerts and Events
An exciting programme of free music concerts and events are being held in UC’s new Recital Room in the Chemistry building at the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Find out what’s on at www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/schools-and-departments/school-of-music/

A selection of photos from the opening event
(click on the a photo to enlarge it.)

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.       Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.    Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.   Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Arts Centre, opening of the Chemistry building by Minister Chris Finlayson and the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities by Leigh and David Teece, dinner in the Great Hall, musician students playing throughout the building as guests inspect the facilities, 17.5.17 Speakers, Chancellor, John Wood, Minister Chris Finlayson, Prof Paul Millar, Prof Te Maire Tau, VC Dr Rod Carr, Hon Lianne Dalziel, Prof Jonathan Le Coq, Emily Barker UCSA Vice President. Entertainment by, EPIC. 219-225, Robin Bond and Graham Zanker, Classics. 141-151, Teece Museum. 001-011, Chancellors party plus Teeces.

Classics and Music move to Arts Centre

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Over the last few weeks UC Classics and UC Music have been relocating into the restored Chemistry building, at the Arts Centre of Christchurchformerly the University’s campus until the 1970s.

The Chemistry building has been transformed into a purpose-built space over four floors. It features music practice suites, a recital space, a small lecture theatre and library, offices for Classics and Music staff, student workstations and a social area.

Some classes and music recitals are already running in the new space, and weekly Composition Workshops and New Music concerts are held each Monday which are free to attend. Friday lunchtime concerts will also start soon.

A new exhibition space, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, is due to open in mid-May. The museum will showcase UC’s highly valuable James Logie Memorial Collection, allowing greater public access to view the treasured collection of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts.

The move  provides more public performance opportunities for Music students and puts UC’s Classics and Music departments in the ideal location for greater collaboration with the local and international arts community.

The building, along with the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, will be officially opened in late May.

Information for those travelling between UC and the Arts Centre is available here.

The public will be able to attend music performances held in the new recital space.

Recital Room

The entrance to the Chemistry building (from the South Quad) has been restored to its former glory.

Entrance

The new student social space in the loft (right) and new learning spaces.

Interior rooms

Stairs – a blend of the old and the new.

Stairs

 

*All images supplied by Warren and Mahoney, photographer Sarah Rowlands.