What's On

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Globe Theatre has taken the decision to close to the public. Anyone who has purchased a ticket to a show will be contacted during the coming week to organise a full refund. To date, two of the shows have been rescheduled. The Houstoun/Fox Project to Sunday September 20th and Daniel Champagne to Friday December 11th. You have the option of transferring your tickets to these shows or having a full refund. The artists hope you will transfer as they are looking forward to performing for you. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what is happening. At this stage we envisage being closed till at least the end of April.

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The event listing is followed by all booking details below. Please note that unless stated otherwise, concessions apply to Gold Card, students, junior (17 years and under) and CSC holders. You will be asked to provide proof that you meet the concession standards.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We will contact you during the coming week to organise a full refund. We thank you for your understanding and support.

SAT 28 MAR 2020, 8.00 PM
The Comedy Hub presents Parbaked Lol's

Palmerston North's hottest rookie comedy show is back featuring a freshly baked batch of new performers, with a few of your old favourite treats on top! Hosted by Dylan Stewart, 3 time winner of the Comedy Hub's Best Male Comedian award.

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. We will contact you during the coming week to organise a full refund. We thank you for your understanding and support.

SAT 4 APRIL 2020, 7:30PM
Drag Up Your Life

International Drag Queen Kelly Fornia is back with her hit production Drag Up Your Life, but this time, we're taking the show all around New Zealand!
Drag Up Your Life brings some of the talented Drag Artists from Wellington, New Zealand for a 100 minute lip sync extravaganza! We are talking about the Drag out of the nightclubs and putting on an extraordinary show on the big stages all around the country! 
Kelly Fornia has been a key part of the New Zealand Drag Scene for the past four years and has been scouting the best of the best when it comes to our Drag talent, and drag up your life is no exception! The production concists of incredible ballads, choreographic excellence and performances that'll make you want to get into Drag and slay up a storm yourselves!
Oh and did we mention this is a PG show?! Which means we're aiming to make it suitable for everyone to come along! So don't miss out on this fabulous experience of a lifetime, get the whole family along and come watch a spectacular show that you'll never forget!

Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled. For those of you that purchased your tickets through our website, we will contact you during the coming week to organise a full refund. For those of you who are CMNZ Subscribers, CMNZ will contact you directly. We thank you for your understanding and support.

WED 8 APRIL 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents VESA & FRIENDS

Born and raised in Finland, Vesa-Matti Leppänen moved to New Zealand in 2000. For well over a decade he has been Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has earned international recognition as a chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator and soloist.

Vesa-Matti Leppänen has gathered an impressive group of friends, including principal players from the NZSO, to perform a programme that shines a light on the sensational horn playing of Samuel Jacobs. After several years playing principal horn in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel returned to New Zealand in 2017 to take up a permanent position with our national orchestra.

The ensemble will perform the most cherished piece of chamber music for horn, Mozart’s Quintet, and will be joined by a second horn player from the NZSO to play a rarely performed work, Beethoven’s Sextet in E flat Major. To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the group will also perform his String Trio in E flat as part of their programme.

THURS 14 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 15 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
SAT 16 MAY 2020, 2:00PM
SAT 16 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
SUN 17 MAY 2020, 2:00PM
The Last 5 Years

Three Divas and a Queen proudly presents the Last Five Years, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically.

The show has had a handful of productions in New Zealand and arrives on the Palmerston North stage for the first time ever, with only five shows. Starring local performers and musicians and proudly supported by Palmerston North Creative Communities Scheme and a number of other local businesses.

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

ONE NIGHT IN AFRICA

SAT 23 MAY 2020, 7:30PM

Jennifer Moss Music presents ONE spectacular night of rhythm, melody, singing, colour & dance...African inspired, pulsating and brimming over with life filled vitality! One Night In Africa.

Jennifer Moss is Palmy's passionate local musician, teacher and creative giant. After last year's sell-out performance, once again she has gathered a wonderful array of local legends together, to bring you an intoxicating evening of music, dance & sounds of Africa. Special guest artist for the night is master drummer extraordinaire Koffie Fugah. Come & join us & feel the rhythm!

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SAT 13 JUNE 2020, 6.00PM
THE IGNITE KIDS

Theme for the night “MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Our children and youth are the future of our families, governments, churches, countries and our world! Ignite Kids offers how sweet the sound and the power of the music  to grow their relationship with God at a level they understand and helps them to make right decisions in life

We know that parenting is hard, but “ When Words Fail, Music Speaks" (Hans Christian Andersen)

Anyone can speak. Anyone can give advice or comfort one another with words. But, no matter what is said, how carefully those words are spoken; they always fail to express one's emotions as deeply as they intend.

Music gives those words a new tone, a new viewpoint  It gives those words a mood, and the melody of it almost speaks for the words. Music is something powerful, something that can't be defined in one way.

No matter age, race, religion, sexual orientation, we all use music as an escape from the cruel world we live in. We like to remember the times where we suffered, and the songs we listened to while we found the will to stand back up and go on.

Tickets $10 available from Faatasi Tupua on 027 3570459 or [email protected]

Unfortunately, this concert has been cancelled. For those of you that purchased your tickets through our website, we will contact you during the coming week to organise a full refund. For those of you who are CMNZ Subscribers, CMNZ will contact you directly. We thank you for your understanding and support.

SUN 14 JUNE 2020, 5:00PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents CALEFAX

In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new.

Calefax Reed Quintet has enjoyed collaborations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, trombonist Christian Lindberg, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, Jungle Boldie (formerly the Tony Overwater Trio) trumpet player Marco Blaauw, percussionist Arnold Marinissen, Zapp String Quartet, cellist Matthew Barley, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh, violinist Claude Chalhoub, jazz singers Denise Jannah and Astrid Seriese, and choreographer Sanne van der Put.

This concert offers works by Bach, Fauré and Schumann, but freshly imagined, as if they were indeed written for reed quintet.

“Five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.” – The Times (UK)

A classical ensemble with a pop mentality. We dare you not to be charmed.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

FRI 28 AUGUST 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents BLACKBIRD ENSEMBLE

Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SUN 13 SEP 2020, 7:30PM
Bloom Presents: Adele & Amy Songbook

Australia's brightest new singing star Bloom brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them. Bloom will be backed by an all-star band that features James Morley, former  member of ARIA hall of fame band The Angels and current member of the Choirboys as well as members of the late Jon English Band. 

The Melbourne singer/songwriter who is highly applauded as one of Australia's greatest power vocalists will combine the two artists in one incredible show. Bloom has already garnered international acclaim and recently sang the National Anthem for the Aust/NZ Test Series. 

Back by popular demand! Returning from their soldout NZ tour in 2018.

ENTRY: Earlybird tickets $39.50, General Admission $45. Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office.

Houstoun - Fox Project

SUN 20 SEPTEMBER 2020, 2:30PM

Featuring Michael Houstoun - The Rodger Fox Big Band - Erna Ferry

A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb combination of two of New Zealand's pre-eminent musicians - outstanding classical pianist Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer Rodger Fox

Their programme will include:
- Two new arrangements from internationally acclaimed composer - arranger Bill Cunliffe
- Piano and jazz big band material written by one of Michael Houstoun’s favourite artists the great Gino Vannelli. "Brother to Brother" and "Storm at Sunup".
- Mountain Dance, written for piano and big band by Grammy award winning composer and arranger David Grusin  

The Big Band will also present material from their New York studio recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will present three stellar New Zealand numbers "Sensitive To A Smile" by The Herbs, "You've Got To Know" by Supergroove and "Carry The Blues Away's" by Mike Farrell - recorded by Midge Marsden.

A concert not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $55/$48/$30 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SAT 10 OCT 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents DORIC STRING QUARTET

If the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America.

Spoil yourself with this vibrant world-class string quartet.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

Daniel Champagne

FRI 11 DECEMBER 2020, 7:30PM

The young Australian-born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his tour to New Zealand playing an intimate show at The Globe Theatre on Friday 11th December 2020

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available HERE or at the Globe Box Office