Musical Miscellany

This section is just for fun, and is intended a place to post videos, images, links and other bits and pieces for your (and our) entertainment.  If there's something you'd like us to add to this page, please send it to Sarah.

Choirs are My Passion - Gareth Malone

Thanks to Colleen for suggesting this one... it's lovely!

TED Talk - Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion

If you haven't seen this already, watch it now. Trust us, you'll love it.

This is Your Brain. This is Your Brain On Music.

The voice totally counts as an instrument, right? :)

Salut Salon "Competitve Foursome"


Rossini's 'Barber of Seville Overture' - The King's Singers

Gold. Never fails to impress!


By the way, Maurice and Sarah are looking for another awesome bass to perform this number with their wee Whakatane-based a cappella group. If you're an experienced part singer who can hold a challenging bass part by yourself, and can have fun hamming it up a bit, Sarah would love to hear from you.

The Mnozil Brass perform 'Lonely Boy'

Love it.

'Benedictus' from 'The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace'

Check out this beautiful rendition of the Benedictus from 'The Armed Man' by Karl Jenkins, played by cellists during a concert in the Croatian capital Zagreb.


The Edgecumbe Choir has performed this work twice already, and is intending to present a special performance of the The Armed Man at The Little Theatre on ANZAC Day 2015.

Silent Monks sing Hallelujah

How about, Choir Members? Shall we invite these guys to provide surtitles for our next performance of The Messiah? :)

Noteworthy performs Lady Gaga's 'Pokerface'

'Ode To Joy' Flashmob

'Welcome Home' Flashmob

Alright, so some of us are suckers for flashmobs. Everyone needs a little cheese... ;)

Matt Mulholland performs Katy Perry's 'Roar'

Spot the Whaktane lad in this one!