The Night Watch

The Night Watch is an ensemble that performs on historical instruments and explores historical repertoire. As the musical director of the group, my vision is to present vibrant and exciting concerts with moments of melting beauty. We are based in Wellington, New Zealand, and along with the wonderful local talent we have here, I invite musicians from overseas to collaborate in concert projects with us. For me, historical performance is all about vibrancy and freedom, and of course I am always looking for those moments of melting beauty. 

The Night Watch is the name of an large scale painting by the great Dutch Golden Age Painter, Rembrandt. The reason that I chose the name for our group however, is because of the Rembrandt's revolutionary use of light and shade and the sense of movement that the painting invokes. I see this as an analogy in the creation of the music and how we can explore the timbres and movement of early instruments and repertoire.; the light and shade of music.



I hope to see you at the next concert and

please feel to email me with any

questions,  ideas or repertoire suggestions.

Thank you

Imogen, musical director


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Next concert...

Every Breath You Take featuring the repertoire for the chalumeau.

13th July, 6pm, St Luke's Church, Greytown

14th July, 4pm The Adam Concert Room, Te Koki, NZ School of Music, Wellington. 

The Night Watch are delighted to invite you and your family/friends to our second early music concert of 2019.  This concert, titled Every Breath You Take showcases the unique and little heard sound of the chalumeau and baroque clarinet. Australian Andrew Doyle will join us and team up with Wellington's own Mark Cookson for the Telemann double chalumeaux concerto on original instruments.

We are also very excited to have dynamic Melbourne based baroque violinist Lizzy Welsh coming to lead some glorious chamber music including the beautiful Pachelbel's Canon and Gigue and the dramatic Buxtehude trio sonata in A major. We are thrilled to have violinist HyeWon Kim, recorder player Kamala Bain, harpsichordist Douglas Mews and viola da gamba/baroque cello player Imogen Granwal making up the full instrumental compliment. Our wonderful voices for this concert are Pepe Becker, Helen Acheson, Phillip Collins and David Morriss and we will be presenting the New Zealand premiere performance of Zelenka's Immisit Dominus Pestilentiam ZWV58. 

Two concerts to choose from:

July 13 at 6pm at St Luke's, cnr Church and Main Sts, Greytown.

July 14 at 4pm at The Adam Room, Te Koki NZ School of Music.

Prepurchased tickets on Eventfinda are $30 adult/$20 student (booking fee applies).
Tickets at the door $35 adult/$25 student.

Hope to see you at the concert, and don't forget the ticket special! Get a small group together and buy 5 adult tickets either online or at the door and you will be given another adult ticket free at the door. If you buy 5 mixed or student tickets, you will be given another student  ticket at the door.

© Imogen Granwal