Manawatu Sinfonia
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Sinfonia Rehearsals 2019

All rehearsals are in Room 116 in the Square Edge Creative Arts Centre unless otherwise indicated.

For rehearsal dates and times see the detailed schedules below.


First Schedule: March - May 2019

Directed by: Peter van Drimmelen

Thursday rehearsals are 7.15pm-9.15pm, Sundays 2pm-4.30pm.

March 17 21 24 28 31

April 4 7 11


May 5 9 12 16

CONCERT: May 19th 2.30pm in Speirs Centre

Pre-concert rehearsal: 1pm


Second Schedule: June - September 2019

Directed by: Tim Jones

Thursday rehearsals are 7.30pm-9.30pm, Sundays 2pm-4.30pm

July 7 21 28

August 1 4 8 11 15 22 25 29

Sept 1 (dress rehearsal at Regent)  5 (if needed)

CONCERT: Saturday Sept 7th 7.30pm, Regent on Broadway

Pre-concert rehearsal: TBA


Third Schedule: September - November 2019

Directed by: Martin Riseley

Thursday rehearsals are 7.30pm-9.30pm, Sundays 2pm-4.30pm

Sept 22 29

Oct 6 13 20 24 27 31

Nov 2 (2-4.30pm Saturday dress rehearsal)

CONCERT: Nov 3rd 2.30pm in Speirs Centre

Pre-concert rehearsal: 1pm


Fourth Schedule: November 2019

Directed by: Alison Stewart

Thursday rehearsals are 7.30pm-9.30pm, Sundays 2pm-4.30pm

Nov 10 14 17 21 24

Nov 25 7pm Monday with choir @ St Peters Hall

Nov 29 7pm Friday dress rehearsal @ Ross Intermediate

Pre-concert rehearsal: Saturday Nov 30th 11am - 12noon 

CONCERT: Saturday Nov 30th 7.30pm Regent on Broadway



Eva & Elsie Laing Fund

This fund is administered by the Manawatu Youth Orchestra Inc. It provides grants up to a maximum of $100 per annum to players from the Manawatu Sinfonia or Manawatu Youth Orchestra to attend music courses outside Palmerston North or to assist with advanced tuition which is unavailable locally.

Application Forms are available from the Secretary - use the 'Contact Us' Form on this website or download here


Hearing protection

Manawatu Sinfonia and Youth Orchestra members are entitled to a special discount on custom made earplugs with Heartland Audiology.




ECCT community trust        Pub charity    
Milverton Trust
Performance Trust




            Evelyn Rawlins Arts Trust                    

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