Asia-Pacific Tour 2012
Harry Christophers and The Sixteen are currently abroad on their Asia-Pacific 2012 tour.
The choir will be sending regular updates so keep an eye on this page for blogs and tour videos.
27 February - another video diary - this time from tenor Mark Dobell, reporting from inside the Sydney Opera House! (views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of The Sixteen)
Member of The Sixteen Rob Evans logged a video diary for 25 February, ahead of the group's Messiah performance in Hong Kong (views expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of The Sixteen)
Harry discusses the Asia-Pacific tour with broadcaster Anne-Marie Minhall.
Radio and Press
5 March - concert review on artsHub - read here.
2 March - concert review in The Dominion Post - read here.
1 March - concert preview in The Dominion Post (New Zealand) - read here.
29 February - concert review in The Age - read here.
28 February - concert review in The Manly Daily - read here.
27 February - concert preview in Sydney Morning Herald - read here.
27 February - radio interview on ABC Classic FM - listen here.
23 February - Interview on Radio Television Hong Kong. Select audio file time '09.05-09.51'. Harry's interview at approximately 19.17 seconds - listen here.
21 February - Article in The Sydney Morning Herald - read here.
20 February - Another Q&A with Harry, this time in Limelight Magazine - read here.
13 February 2012 - SoundsLikeSydney host a Q&A with Harry - read the interview here.
17 December 2011 - Harry is interviewed by Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand - listen again here.
Latest blog post from soprano Katy Hill:
"Day awf! With the vivid memories of last night still swirling around my head (a fabulous concert, and one of the most thrilling for me so far, followed by a gorgeous reception and late night celebrations that took us well into the morning at our new favourite bar/restaurant, Duke Carvell's), not to mention the wine still swirling around my system, my sloshy revery was rudely interrupted by my 7.30am alarm. This, the 2 March, was to be our day off. No planes, no concerts, no deadlines. One. Whole. Day. Off. In New Zealand. I love my job. So why the 7.30 alarm you may well wonder...
Owing to tenor Jeremy's strong lead on the decision front and one brief phone call to a nice man call Nigel, five of us had arranged to go out Quad Biking for the day. Following a speedy and much needed breakfast, we met Nigel (New Zealand's answer to Bear Grills and Jack Bauer) who drove us the 45 minute drive around the bay to Wainuiomata. Try saying that before your morning coffee. Upon arrival at Nigel's home, we were all reeling from the simply breath taking views that surrounded us, which had teasingly revealed themselves bend by bend as we ascended his very long driveway - blissfully clear sky smiling down on the hills that rolled lovingly all the way down the the coast, with Wellington herself nestled in the cove. It was easy to see why Nigel had chosen this spot to build his house (for which he had of course cut down the trees himself from a hillside opposite, probably with his bare hands).
Once we had donned sunnies, helmets, and fetching protective clothing, we were given a brief lesson in how to stop start and drive a quad bike at degrees, and off we went. Our 45km drive took us on a mini adventure of epic proportions - from driving across the bush land at 900 meters, admiring the unbelievable views while the sun shone down and the dung gleefully showered us as we roared passed many a bemused cow, to the rugged coastline populated with understandably smug looking sheep, weird and wonderful vegetation, and even the odd seal. After many wibbly starts, we had all gained enough confidence by our post lunch stretch (sandwiches atop a seaside bolder) through a river bed to climb to to 5th gear and hopefully hit that 60kph limit. Much hilarity as we splashed through the increasingly deep and slippery mud puddles and a few awkward hillside stalls saw us finally return to Nigel's house muddy and delirious, to enjoy a hilltop beer before heading home.
What better way to follow such a magical day than to celebrate it all back at Duke Carvell's with the rest of our merry band, many of whom had been to Zealander's, where they had also been enjoying the outside wonderland that surrounds this city. The flowing wine and the best lamb shoulder I have ever had seemed like the perfect end to a perfect day off - ending where it began, now refreshed, excited and full, and raring to go for our last concert of tour..."
- Photo Gallery: Asia-Pacific Tour 2012
23.02 Chris and Tim
24.02 RTHK radio interview
24.02 Hong Kong rehearsals underway
24.02 Hong Kong
24.02 Harry at dinner
24.02 Gillian Keith
24.02 Stage door
25.02 Messiah workshop
26.02 Harry and CORO Director John check CD stock in Hong Kong
25.02 Robin Blaze
28.02 Melbourne Rehearsal
01.03 Wellington rehearsal
02.03 New Zealand