Kōrero: Orchestras

Centennial Orchestra

Centennial Orchestra

The Centennial Orchestra, consisting of 34 radio orchestra players supplemented by local musicians, was formed to give concerts in the four main centres in 1940. These increased public demand for a permanent professional symphony orchestra. Conductor Anderson Tyrer is pictured with members of the orchestra. 

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Reference: William Renwick, ed, Creating a national spirit: celebrating New Zealand's centennial. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2004, p. 240

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Peter Walls, 'Orchestras - The first professional orchestras', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/44507/centennial-orchestra (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014