Philip Norman CNZM
Composer, conductor, author, speaker, educator and publisher Philip Norman has been entertaining New Zealand audiences for forty-five years. His output of over 250 compositions ranges from orchestral, chamber music and opera (A Christmas Carol) through secular and sacred choral and vocal works, to musicals with playwright Roger Hall (including Love Off the Shelf and Footrot Flats – still New Zealand’s best selling musical) and ballets for the Royal New Zealand Ballet such as the highly successful Peter Pan (toured New Zealand three times)
Philip holds a PhD in musicology and is the award-winning
author of Douglas Lilburn: His Life and Music and the compiler and publisher of John Ritchie at Ninety: a festschrift. He was invested as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for services to music and music theatre in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2017/2018 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship completing writing a history of composition in New Zealand.
VivE La France
Philip Norman, conductor
Risingholme Orchestra and guest artists
Sunday 14 June, 2.30pm
The Piano, Christchurch
A sequel to Risingholme's sold-out Viva L'Italia concert. Presents un buffet of French music: some meaty, some cheesy, all Gallic flavoured and served under Philip's baguette. Pieces from the Moulin Rouge, Paris Opera and the Palace of Versailles
A Christmas Celebration
Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra
Rubert de Cruze, conductor
Saturday 7 December (Time to be announced)
Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton
A festive Christmas concert featuring Philip's Suite from A Christmas Carol amongst many other Christmas favourites.
Big Sing Regionals
Auckland and Bay of Plenty
Philip is adjudicating the regional secondary school choral competitions in Auckland 9-11 June and Tauranga 16 June.
God Save The Queens
Philip Norman, conductor
Jubilate Singers and brass ensemble
Saturday May 23,
St Mary's pro-Cathedral 7.30pm .
A right royal celebration of music composed for the ruling queens of England – Elizabeth I and II, Mary, Anne and Victoria.
His life and Music
A 21-chapter salute to a cultural icon. Winner of the Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2007 biography category, this book offers fascinating insights into the world of New Zealand music, literature and fine art through the eyes and ears of one of New Zealand’s most creative sons, ‘the father of New Zealand composition’, Douglas Lilburn.
Douglas Lilburn: His Life and Music can be purchased for $40 (plus postage and packaging)
Please contact for further details