TWSO and Cantando Choir – Proms@The Hamilton Gardens

17 November 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
from $25


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$10 PER TICKET.  Max one free child ticket with each adult ticket, additional children $10


In partnership with Cantando Choir and Soloist: Anna Hawkins


There are very good reasons that millions of people are hooked on The Proms – famous music, great performers and an atmosphere full of heart and bubbling with fun. Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra and Cantando Choir are thrilled to present A Night at the Proms at the Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, becoming the largest orchestra and choir ever to perform at the venue.

Hamilton hasn’t seen a Proms since the closure of Founders Theatre. The Proms are a famous British tradition started in 1895 as a way to allow commoners to attend concerts. In French “se promener” means “to walk”, so the founding idea was that people could have standing places which would not cost much.

Today, the Last Night of the Proms is the most celebrated and ends a summer series of concerts. Millions around the globe watch it on television. People queue for hours for prime standing room and add to the magical atmosphere by dressing-up and waving flags.

A Night at the Proms promises all the fanfare, and it won’t just be Elgar providing ‘Pomp and Circumstance’. Internationally acclaimed Anna Hawkins returns to warm hearts. Characterised by her expressive vocals and moving interpretations, the New Zealand songstress is well-known to kiwi audiences. A regular at festivals and major events, she has toured the country twice and recorded with world-class musicians, orchestras and producers in Poland, London and Israel as well as New Zealand creating three unique full-length albums.

Special guests, the Pearly Queen and Major Blunder & the Fifth Waikato Dragoons will satisfy the comical side of the Proms. English-themed food trucks will be on site, and concert-goers are encouraged to dress-up, wear the colours and wave the flags. With plenty of opportunity to sing along to all the songs you love, the Hamilton Gardens is set to burst with spirit.



Orff                                  O Fortuna ( from Carmina Burana)

Verdi                               Va Pensiero (Nabucco)

Verdi                               Soldiers Chorus (Trovatore)    


Puccini                            O mio babbino caro    

Bizet                                Habanera (Carmen) with Choir

Dvorak                            Song to the Moon (Rusalka)

Moussorgsky                 Night on a Bare Mountain

Handel                            Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)


Handel                            Zadok the Priest

Kachaturian                   Adagio – Spartacus


Woodcock Somewhere over the rainbow

The Prayer – with Choir

Journey On      

Trad.                               Now is the Hour

Arne arr. Sargent         Rule Britannia – with Anna Hawkins/Choir

Elgar                                P & C #1 – with Anna Hawkins/Choir

Parry                               Jerusalem – with Choir

Woods/Ritchie             God Defend NZ – with Anna Hawkins/Choir