It’s time for the joyful noise of Baby Pops again!
Vector Wellington Orchestra is performing its popular annual concert for children aged 2 – 6, on June 14, 15 and 17 in Masterton, Palmerston North and Wellington.
This year’s theme is all about counting and alphabet rhymes. Children and their caregivers will sing and act along with classics like Do-Re-Mi and ABC, keep time to Grandfather's Clock, and thrill to big orchestral numbers like Sabre Dance and the Star Wars theme!
Even the youngest listeners will love learning to conduct and count in the musicians. The big finale, as always, is a march right through the middle of the orchestra, with a chance to get up close to the musicians as they play!
Our story this year is the Maori legend of Tongariro’s fight with Taranaki. Set to music by VWO Education Composer-in-Residence Thomas Goss, The Battle of the Mountains features some spectacular percussion!
Multi-talented master of ceremonies Kevin Keyes will tell the story as cymbals, gongs and drums of all kinds help the orchestra depict the mighty mountains’ struggle.