No, not a reference to the recent Springsteen visit, but inspired by other contemporary events … of a more global nature. Here we look at the vexed topic of absolute and unbridled power – those who wield it and those (all the rest of us) who are affected by it. In music by the likes of Wilbye, Purcell, Vaughan Williams, Orbán, Pearsall, Rutter and Hamilton, and featuring Eric Whitacre’s spine-tingling Her sacred spirit soars, we pay due or reluctant homage to kings, queens, despots, dictators and demagogues. It’s going to be an amazing concert. The best concert. Truly. A perfect 10. We’re going to make a cappella great again!

Sunday 9 April, 5.30pm
Concert Chamber Auckland Town Hall