Please note that online bookings include a $1 booking fee per ticket.
Friends of The Arts Centre and Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust members $10.00
Students and children $5.00
Venue: Great Hall, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Bouelvard
March, April and May concerts have been cancelled. Concerts from June onward are still happening at this stage. We are also exploring options to bring some concerts online, watch this space!
In light of the NZ Governments efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and in the interest of the safety of our customers and performers, we have decided to cancel the March and April concerts. We apologise for any inconvenience and will be in contact with those who have purchased tickets.
Enjoy a stellar line-up of renowned local, national and international artists performing in a beautiful heritage venue.
Due to popular demand, we've increased the number of performances this year.
How do I get tickets?
Book your tickets online. Scroll down and select the concert you wish to attend and click on 'Find out more' to book your ticket. Please note that online bookings include a $1 booking fee per ticket.
You can also email to reserve preferred seating - [email protected]
On the day
Purchase tickets at the Great Hall entrance from midday on the day of the concert.
Performances take place in the Great Hall of The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora from 1.10pm to 1.50pm on the following dates:
[Note: Artists, venues and dates are subject to change]
Michael Lawrence (piano)
8 June 2020
We are thrilled to have Michael return to the Great Hall stage where he will be performing favourite works by Beethoven, Chopin and Bartók. Find out more
Chamber Music Showcase
15 June 2020
As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020, this performance showcases some of the talented musicians from local secondary schools. Find out more
Yulia (vocals and guitar)
29 June 2020
It is wonderful to welcome internationally acclaimed vocalist Yulia to the Great Hall stage as part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020. Find out more
Ben Morrison (violin)
6 July 2020
Benjamin has returned home briefly, and we are extremely privileged to have him perform as part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020. Find out more
Spina and Benignetti (piano duo from Italy)
20 July 2020
Presented by the Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts 2020, this internationally acclaimed duo is recognised as one of the most talented and interesting piano duos in Europe. Find out more
27 July 2020
Presented by the Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts Series 2020, HKH (Hoekstra Kime Hobson) was formed around 20 years ago when the three musicians discovered they had a similar passion for European jazz. Find out more
Tony Lin (piano recital)
3 August 2020
As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020, Tony is no stranger to our Christchurch stage and each time he returns home from Europe we are fortunate to hear him perform. Find out more
17 August 2020
The 2020 Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series presents a classic selection of Broadway’s best loved songs and melodies presented by, you guessed it, ‘Buddies’. Find out more
Garden City Big Band
31 August 2020
As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020, the GCBB has a full big band line-up consisting of some of the best local musicians and vocalists. Find out more
Naomi Ferguson (voice) and Alex van den Broek (piano)
14 September 2020
As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020, this dynamic duo bring you a concert of their favourite songs. Find out more
Aeolus Saxophone Collective
28 September 2020
As part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020, an impressive line-up of eight saxophones, of all sounds and shapes, will perform as quartets before colliding together to form an octet. Find out more
Brett Painter and Roanna Funcke (percussion)
5 October 2020
Our masters of percussion Brett Painter and Roanna Funcke will span music from the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and Europe, performing on Marimba, Caribbean steel pans and hand percussion. Find out more
Michael Endres (piano) and Mark Menzies (violin)
12 October 2020
Michael is a superb pianist of international acclaim and for this concert he will be joined by Mark Menzies who is described as an ‘extraordinary musician’ and a ‘riveting violinist’. Find out more
Suoni - The ‘Sound of many Voices’
19 October 2020
An offering of great vocal ensemble and choral works led by the indomitable master of song, Ravil Atlas. Find out more
Fiona Pears (violin) and Connor Hartley-Hall (guitar)
2 November 2020
The music Fiona and Connor will be performing as part of the Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series 2020 will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heart-warming ballads along with some well-known classics. Find out more
Classical Jazz Quartet
9 November 2020
The 2020 Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series is proud to present Cathy Irons (violin), Barry Brinson (piano) Michael Davis (bass) and Doug Brush (drums). Find out more
30 November 2020
Featuring Helen Webby on pedal harp, Sophia Bidwell on accordion and Lois Johnston the vocalist. Find out more
Jennine Bailey (jazz vocalist) and Tom Rainey (piano)
7 December 2020
Jennine and Tom have performed as a duo throughout New Zealand for many years now and have collaborated on various recording projects. Find out more