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Whānau: Voices of Aotearoa, far from home

A beautiful performance of Pakeha, Māori and Pacific songs live in the Royal Albert Hall by Kiwi singers in London, broadcast on RNZ Concert.

The Dame Malvina Major Foundation is proud to support this unique fundraising and celebratory concert, featuring UK-based NZ artists, that was captured in the Royal Albert Hall just before London’s latest lockdown. The world premiere broadcast of Whanau: Voices of Aotearoa, Far From Home was first broadcast on 23 November on RNZ Concert.

Artists include:

  • Organiser and baritone Julien Van Mellaerts (Kathleen Ferrier Award winner, and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019 finalist)
  • Organiser and soprano Madeleine Pierard (former Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artist and Lexus Song Quest Winner)
  • Filipe Manu (current ROH Jette Parker Young Artist)
  • Madison Nonoa (Jerwood Young Artist Glyndebourne 2020)
  • Benson Wilson (Kathleen Ferrier Award winner and Harewood ENO Young Artist)
  • Phillip Rhodes (Lexus Song Quest winner)
  • Isabella Moore (Lexus Song Quest winner)
  • Kieran Rayner
  • Marlena Devoe
  • Sophie Sparrow
  • Katherine McIndoe
  • Christie Cook
  • Claire Egan
  • Kamilla Dunstan
  • Rhonda Browne
  • Carleen Ebbs
  • Clinton Fung
  • Leila Alexander
  • Kamilla Dunstan
  • Jonathan Eyers
  • Harry Grigg
  • Jarrod Lee
  • Benjamin Reason
  • pianist Bradley Wood
  • award-winning NZ conductor Tianyi Lu
  • Ngāti Rānana London Māori Club

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