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F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

Piano Hits 29 July, Marama Hall - "The hits came fast and tick as the Cellists of Otago took a large audience on a roller coaster ride through the piano repertoire - The Star 29 July 2018

'Cello Goes Pop,  14 October 2018 "An adaptable group, Cellists of Otago gave an excellent performance of challenging and entertaining programme' - The Star

Norma’s Birthday Celebrated in Style’, Elizabeth Bouman, Otago Daily Times, 7 October 2019

“Both calm and beautiful lyrical themes from 16 cellos”

‘Delightful Afternoon of Celebration and Music’, Brenda Harwood, The Star, 10 October 2019

‘Cello for Africa At Porirua a Spectacular and Moving Multi-Cultural Collaborative Event’, Peter Mechen, Middle C, Classical Music Reviews, Wellington, 24 November 2019


'Cellists of Otago had a very successful and fruitful 2019. We have provided a platform for musicians and audiences to experience the joy of playing and hearing music. We have increased in member numbers, in level of playing and expanded our following' - Heleen du Plessis, Director Cellists of Otago

E V E N T S​

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Cellists of Otago directed by Heleen du Plessis, will present a delightful blend of cherished classics and enchanting melodies for cello ensemble and soprano voice. It includes Villa-Lobos' magnificent Bachianas Brasilieras no. 5 and traditional New Zealand songs like Hine e Hine. Joining the very popular cello ensemble is renowned soprano Rebecca Ryan. Cellists of Otago will be extended in some works for mass cello ensemble by players from Dunedin and the region
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