Enjoy the eclectic acts performing in some of Kāpiti's live music venues
Live Art: Kāpiti Community Choir
Kāpiti Community Choir have been singing together since 2018. They enjoy getting together just for the fun of singing, and sometimes take part in choir events and support local initiatives. Come and hear songs from around the world, (and plenty from Aotearoa too!) sung by your local community choir.
Live Art @ Mahara is a series of free events held in Mahara Place from 31st Jan to 28th April.
50 Golden Years of Musicals
Pioneers of the New Zealand entertainment industry, Stewart and Tricia Macpherson, will celebrate 50 golden years in 2023 and to mark this amazing milestone, they will present a showstopping journey through their greatest musical triumphs.
Featuring superb singers and musicians, 50 Golden Years of Musicals will give a rare insight into the lives and loves of New Zealand’s, and possibly the world’s, longest-serving promoter duo.
50 Golden Years of Musicals will allow audiences to relive the Macphersons’ musical journey, through songs, featuring a setlist from their catalogue of personal favourites, songs such as Time Warp from Rocky Horror, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from Evita, the classic Memory from Cats, All That Jazz from Chicago and the high-energy What A Feeling and Maniac from Flashdance.
Live Art: React Childrens Junk Orchestra Workshop
School holiday activity Thursday 13th April 10am to 2pm free to come and go as you please.
REACT Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre Trust
Are an experienced group of creatives who will run this workshop Using recycled items from the waste stream participants will be invited to produce simple musical instruments. These can be wind instruments such as reed blowers, single stringed guitars (Pindangles) or percussion instruments.
The amazing Junk instrument tower will also be available for participants to play on. All age groups and whanau/family participation encouraged.
Live Art. @ Mahara is a series of free events held in Mahara Place from 31st Jan to 28th April.
The Harmonic Resonators - Rongo Ki Te Oro Tour
Join Aotearoa's finest family band for an evening of lush harmonies, country geetar breaks, soaring yodels, and delightful banter.
The Harmonic Resonators are touring on the big stage in 2023 to promote their second album ‘Rongo Ki Te Oro’ (Listen to the Music). Don’t miss this feel-good kiwiana show!
Bridget Douglas and Her Magic Flute
The Kāpiti Concert Orchestra opens its 2023 concert season with one of the country’s best loved musicians, Bridget Douglas, Principal Flute with the NZSO.
Bridget is no stranger to Kāpiti audiences appearing in several diverse music ensembles over the years. Some of these concerts have been in partnership with Donald Armstrong, Resident Conductor of KCO, who will conduct the Orchestra with Bridget as soloist in a performance of a much-loved Mozart Concerto for Flute.
Tom Rodwell & Storehouse - Wood & Waste Tour
Roots guitar music is rarely as evocative as on Tom Rodwell’s Wood & Waste, an album that moves easily between raw pre-rock structures and darkly sensual grooves, just as his on-stage group Storehouse speaks a secret language of rhythm & blues - vivid, propulsive and uncommon.
A Natural Woman - Celebrating the music of Carole King
Carole King - extraordinary, timeless, iconic!
Prepare to be uplifted with a nostalgic musical ride with Ali Harper and her band featuring Nick Granville (Guitar), Francis Meria (Piano), Scott Maynard (Bass) and Frankie Leota (Guest Vocalist).
If you loved Ali’s recent show THE LOOK OF LOVE honouring Burt Bacharach as well as her other shows - Songs For Nobodies, A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas, Bombshells and many more then you won’t want to miss A NATURAL WOMAN.
J.S. Bach, St John Passion from Kāpiti Chorale
An afternoon of compelling music as St Paul's Church presents Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece St John Passion. This beautiful piece will be directed by Eric Sidoti and performed by The Kāpiti Chorale, accompanied by six soloists, piano and organ. The Passion, a powerful retelling of the final days of Jesus Christ, is a monumental work that has inspired audiences for centuries. Come and experience the music and immerse yourself in the spiritual journey of The Passion story.
You are invited to be a part of this unforgettable musical experience.
Eclipse - The Music Of Pink Floyd In Full Quadraphonic
Celebrate 50 YEARS OF PINK FLOYD’S ‘DARK SIDE OF THE MOON’ with an unbelievable performance from ECLIPSE.
FULL QUADRAPHONIC SOUND and STATE-OF-THE-ART dynamic lighting, along with Eclipse’s full eight-piece line-up of first class performers brings you a jaw-dropping rendition of the whole of ‘Dark Side of The Moon’, and much more.
Tiny Ruins - Ceremony Album Release Tour
To celebrate the incoming release of their fourth album, Ceremony, Tiny Ruins will embark on an eight-date headline tour around Aotearoa this Autumn.
Out April 28th, Ceremony features the singles ‘Dogs Dreaming’ ,‘The Crab / Waterbaby’ & 'Dorothy Bay’ and is the soaring follow-up to 2019's celebrated Olympic Girls - a finalist for the Taite Music Prize.
Strike Up The Band!
Strike up the Band is a scintillating celebration of the best of the big band era. Let the velvety voiced artists charm you with swoon-worthy renditions of “Feeling Good” and “Sway”, among many more of your most adored hit tunes. And what better way to hear these songs than with a brilliant live band? You’ll be swaying to the sensational sounds of Tijuana Brass, Glenn Miller, Henry Mancini, and more!
Concerts start 11am - General admission seating
Doors open 10am - Complimentary morning tea
The Zimmermans play Bob Dylan
The ten piece band will once again feature the horn section known as the Brasskickers, as well as the full compliment of singers and instrumentalists.
The two hour show shines a spotlight on the many facets of Dylan, from his early protest days and solo singer songwriter, through the crazy searing sixties through to his later more funky big band tunes.
Expect one or two deep cuts but also be prepared to holler along with all those choruses you forgot you knew. Usually there's room for dancing too.