Christine, left, and David Griffiths.

Classical music and fine food fundraiser at the Old School Arts Centre

Get ready for a special evening of classical music and delicious food at the Old School Arts Centre on Sunday 15 July – doors open 5pm.

One of New Zealand’s leading baritone soloists David Griffiths performs songs by Bellini, Brahms, Faure, Schubert, Vaughan Williams and Douglas Lilburn.

Accompanied by his wife, well-known pianist Christine, the pair’s performance is a fundraiser for the Creative Space building project underway at the Old School.

As well as classical music, Raglan Four Square are preparing an authentic curry and Raglan Coconut Yoghurt will be supplying their delicious yoghurts to accompany the curries and delectable home-made baking.

Christine and David have performed in recital extensively throughout New Zealand as well as abroad. International concerts have included recital tours of America, Taiwan, China and Italy.

Winner of the Mobil Song Quest (now Lexus Song Quest), David is also a composer of considerable merit.  His works have been performed and recorded throughout the world, both by New Zealand and international choirs, soloists and ensembles and he continues to write in his new home amidst the beauty of Raglan.

Christine has a very busy teaching studio in Hamilton and now in Raglan and is in demand at music workshops throughout New Zealand.

In 2009, Christine and David released a CD recording on the Atoll label of David’s compositions entitled Charms and Knots.

Doors open 5pm, build update 5.30pm, meal 6pm and concert starts at 7pm.

A licensed event, pre-sale of $40 tickets for music and dining are available at the Old School, open Monday – Friday 10am –2pm.

Old School Arts Centre