Libraries will be filled with music this May for NZ Music Month – Te Marama Puoro o Aotearoa.
NZ Music Month celebrates music from New Zealand, and the people who make it. There’s an exciting line-up of local groups and musicians performing throughout the month ready to get your whole whānau moving, grooving, and maybe even singing along.
Jacquie Arnot, Lower Hutt War Memorial Library Manager, is delighted to support local talent during NZ Music Month. “We’re hosting a range of performers from choirs to school groups and individual performers, including some of our very own multi-talented musical staff. Everyone in the Lower Hutt Community is invited to come along and enjoy what’s on offer.”
Tamariki can explore different ways to make music at special storytimes or make their own musical instrument from recycled materials.
Students from St Bernard’s College will entertain with original material from their two bands heading to Smokefree Rockquest, their choir and rock orchestra will also perform.
The Bach Orchestra of Wellington and the Hutt Valley Community Choir also join in with performances exploring baroque, classical and contemporary music.
“Libraries are about storytelling and communication and music is a creative and beautiful form of expression. Music is great way of conveying a message and bridging cultures. We’re really pleased to provide a platform for our diverse New Zealand communities to share music,” says Lillian Pak, Programmes, Outreach and Partnerships Manager.
View the full line-up of events at Hutt City Libraries – NZ Music Month.
Music Month Storytimes
Eastbourne Library, Wednesday 5 May 2021, 10am
Moera Library, Wednesday 5 May 2021, 11am
War Memorial Library, Fridays in May 2021, 10:30am
Explore music at their special storytimes for NZ Music Month.
St Bernard’s College Bands
War Memorial Library, Thursday 13 May 2021, 2pm
Two bands from St Bernard’s College are heading to the Smokefree Rockquest later this month. They have composed, produced and prepared to play all of their own original material. Each band has their own style – both are extremely talented and welcome this opportunity to perform.
Make an Instrument!
Naenae Library, Saturday 22 May 2021, 11am
Celebrate NZ Music Month by making some noise with your own musical instrument created from recycled materials.
Hutt Valley Community Choir
War Memorial Library, Saturday 29 May, 12noon
The Hutt Valley Community Choir is an inclusive, non-auditioned, all-comers choir. They’ll be performing songs from South Africa, Madagascar, Finland, and Scotland. And will also sing songs from the Native American tradition, a waiata, and songs by New Zealand composers.