A CD of the Inaugural Concert of the Klais Organ of the Auckland Town Hall (21 March 2010). The CD features the inaugural performance of Symphony in C composed for the occasion by Auckland City Organist, Dr John Wells.
The CD also features:
-the thrilling singing of the combined choirs of Musica Sacra, The Graduate Choir New Zealand and Viva Voce conducted by John Rosser and Terence Maskell, and accompanied by Dr Indra Hughes on the organ, with anthems by Parry, Brahms and Bairstow
-an exhilarating performance of Guilmant's Symphony No 1 performed by the Auckland Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antun Poljanich, with Paul Tarling on the organ
-the combined forces of choirs, orchestra, organ and audience in a stirring rendition of the National Anthem of New Zealand, arranged for the occasion by Dr Indra Hughes.
The CD is accompanied by a beautiful and informative 20 page booklet packed with information and photographs about the organ and the performance.