Upcoming Events

Sunday 16th June 2024 –  “On Your Bike !”

 Jazz and Music Theatre. The cool scene of Jazz and Music Theatre  cruises into town with the welcome return of The Max Crook Trio – an extraordinary group of young musicians – and local Music Theatre talent.

For further information, contact the Chairperson CVMFT (Gina Sanders) at enquiries@cvmft.org  or 09 2928047

Briar Simpson

Briar graduated from Wintec Te Pukenga with a Bachelor of Performing Arts and Music (Theatre) in 2022. Since then Briar has performed in many shows throughout New Zealand over the past few years. She most recently played the roles of Private, Mort and a Zookeeper in Madagascar The Musical NZ Tour. Previous credits include, The Music Man, Grease, Hands On A Hardbody, Destination Earth and That Bloody Woman. She has also had roles backstage as stage manager, production assistant, and props and set designer for shows and concerts.

Hannah Morgan (soprano) has had a passion for singing from a young age, performing in numerous musicals within Hamilton and competing in local vocal competitions from age ten. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Music Majoring in Classical Performance in Voice at the University of Waikato under Gina Sanders. She was awarded the Nora Howell Music Award for academic excellence in 2023 and the Sir William and Lady Judi Gallagher Foundation Scholarship for opera in both 2023 and 2024.

Riley Rolton has been a keen chorister since he was 13 years old. He was a part of the St Paul’s Collegiate School choirs throughout his college years,  and more recently represented New Zealand in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir. After years of refining his singing, he found his niche and passion for stage and musical theatre. In 2022 he was  selected for the New Zealand Youth Choir. He and around 50 other keen performers will tour as a group both nationally and internationally over the next three years.An extremely familiar stage name around St Paul’s, Riley played The Cowardly Lion in the 2022 year’s Wizard of Oz production, and Jesus in the previous year’s Jesus Christ Superstar. His stage presence and voice are undeniable and audiences cannot help but remain fixated on him during his performances.Now studying design at Waikato University, Riley is still very active in musical pursuits and hopes to move overseas to follow his passion for the stage and implement his musical prowess in the coming years.

The Max Crook Trio

Young Auckland based jazz drummer Maximilian Crook brings his stellar Trio to perform an array of jazz classics written and performed by many of the past greats.

Sunday 8th September 2024 –  “Plans, Projects and Promises”

 Celebrating the combined wisdom of established artists who are enjoying international careers, and launching those about to depart our shores to seek new paths.  Special guests will be the Puhinui School Choir with Brent Read MD. CAMA Youth Choir will also feature.

For further information, contact the Chairperson CVMFT (Gina Sanders) at enquiries@cvmft.org  or 09 2928047

Sunday 13th October 2024 –  Scholarships

Our much-anticipated festival where participants compete for 9 different development and study awards in a variety of instruments.

For further information, contact the Chairperson CVMFT (Gina Sanders) at enquiries@cvmft.org  or 09 2928047