NZSO at Te Papa

Sing along with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a family concert or take part in a carol-singing workshop. It’s free, and everybody is welcome! 

  • When Sat 25 Nov 2017, 11:00am–4:00pm
  • Where
    Wellington Foyer, Level 2 and Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

Join the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for a day of free family fun!

Celebrate the holiday season, enjoy the beautiful music, and sing along to Christmas carols as an audience member or as part of a special pop-up choir. 


Performance: Join our Symphonic boogie, featuring some of classical music’s best dance pieces from around the globe. Let the orchestra take you for a spin with music from Strauss, Copland, Tchaikovsky and more. Polkas and tangos, waltzes and hoedowns, this concert will stamp your musical passport.

Workshop: Have you ever wanted to take a part in singing with the orchestra? This is your opportunity! Come along to a fun workshop with Julian Raphael and Chris Lam Sam, learn the tunes and then join the orchestra at 3pm for the sing along. No experience necessary!

Performance: Sing your heart out with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, or simply relax and enjoy the uplifting Christmas carols. This Christmas Concert is conducted by Benjamin Northey and presented by the dynamic Chris Lam Sam.

The NZO at Te Papa


The NZSO fills Te Papa with music. Photograph by Robert Catto