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Concerts of Note - Sensational 60s

Concerts of Note - Sensational 60s

Iconic venues reverberate to the sounds of the 60s presented by Bonnie, Karl, Kelly & band.

Concerts of Note - Sensational 60s

 


Introducing Concerts of Note... 

Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. We do not think it is a good idea to present our full daytime concert series at present with audiences of 500- 900 people at one concert. We are unable to continue with vaccine mandates for our audiences (we will still continue those for our artists), but we are able to limit our audience sizes to provide a safer concert experience with less people in attendance.

Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a special bespoke feel: Sensational 60s in wedding venues, golf clubs, yacht clubs, vineyards and the like; Music for Inspiration in awe-inspiring historic or architecturally significant churches; and our Christmas Garden Gala in front of historic houses in their beautiful gardens.

Prices are more expensive than our usual daytime concerts taking into account smaller audience sizes, more expensive venues and also the requirement for the venue to provide more costly catering rather than being able to do our own catering.

We do hope you will come along and enjoy our concerts this year!


Presenting the first tour in our new Concerts of Note series... 

Sensational 60s - Iconic venues reverberate to the sounds of the 60s presented by Bonnie, Karl, Kelly & band. Touring NZ 21 July - 26 August. This concert will be limited to 100 customers. Bonnie, Karl, Kelly and band twist and shout to hits by The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Beach Boys and more! All at iconic venues like Ellerslie Racecourse, Mission Estate, Boatshed, Wellington Harbour, vineyards, yacht clubs, golf clubs - shimmy and sway at our 60s party with wine/coffee afterwards with our artists.

  • Tickets $75 - General admission
  • There is a $5 discount for groups of 10 or more so groups can enjoy this discount. 
  • Strictly limited to 100 customers.
  • Price includes refreshments after the concert with our artists.
  • Concert starts at 10am, a 2pm concert may be offered if first show sells out.
  • Tickets only available online.

 CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT SENSATIONAL 60S

*Artists subject to change.

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Auckland Central:
28th July 2022
Auckland East:
26th July 2022
Auckland North:
29th July 2022
Christchurch:
23rd August 2022
Dunedin:
25th August 2022
Hamilton:
25th July 2022
Hawke's Bay:
2nd August 2022
Invercargill:
26th August 2022
Nelson:
18th August 2022
New Plymouth:
4th August 2022
Palmerston North:
3rd August 2022
Tauranga:
1st August 2022
Timaru:
24th August 2022
Wellington/Kapiti:
16th August 2022
Wellington/Kapiti:
15th August 2022
Whangarei:
21st July 2022
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Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Principal Resident Artist

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua was awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship Award for the support and development of Pacific Island Opera Singers in 2004 and was a finalist...
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Karl Perigo

Resident Artist

Karl Perigo has a string of credits to his name having performed lead roles in Les Miserables and recently in the title role as 'The...
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Chet O’Connell

Guitarist

Chet O’Connell has earned a formidable reputation as one of New Zealand’s most dynamic, in-demand guitarists at the same time as receiving accolades as a...
Grant

Grant Winterburn

Pianist

Grant Winterburn is one of New Zealand’s leading keyboard players. His wealth of experience across a wide range of musical genres has made him in...
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Kelly Lim Harris

Singer

Kelly Lim Harris is an Auckland based, New Zealand born singer actress of of Malaysian and NZ European descent.  Most recently she was selected as a...
Tom Dennison

Tom Dennison

Bassist

Tom Dennison is a double bassist based in Auckland. He’s performed with Alan Broadbent, Mike Nock, Molly Ringwald, Roger Mannins, Frank Gibson Jr.  After a...

2022 Ticket Prices

For our Concerts of Note our ticket prices are:

Sensational 60’s - $75

Music for Inspiration - $60

Christmas Garden Gala - $75

Prices are more expensive than our usual daytime concerts taking into account smaller audience sizes, more expensive venues and also the requirement for the venue to provide more costly catering rather than being able to do our own catering. 

 

Group Tickets

There is a $5 discount for groups of 10 or more so groups can enjoy this discount. 

We are no longer able to hold bookings for groups as unpaid tickets, ringing you before each concert to confirm your final numbers.

 

Gift Vouchers  

We have gift vouchers available, the perfect gift for the music lover in your life! These can be for any value to use towards the above tickets or to go towards our daytime concerts in 2023 (due to be announced in August 2022). These need to be purchased by calling or emailing our office.

 

How to Book

www.operatunity.co.nz Online bookings are the fastest and easiest way to secure your seats.

 0508 266 237 Our friendly team in the office are here to help, Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

bookings@operatunity.co.nz Our friendly team in the office will aim to get back to you within 2 working days.

PO Box 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland. This can sometimes take time. We appreciate your patience when we have a high level of bookings to process.

 

Know Before You Go

  • Tickets can only be purchased directly through the Operatunity website or office.
  • Ticket prices include booking fees, GST, credit card charges & programmes (if refreshments are included this will be noted on each event).
  • Tickets will be sent to you via email, for you to print or save to your phone and bring along to the concert.   All tickets will be scanned into the event.
  • If you would like your tickets sent to you, standard postage costs $5, to be paid at time of purchase. Allow at least 2 weeks for postage.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.  If the event is postponed or cancelled due to Covid restrictions, then your ticket will be automatically transferred to the new date, or you will be offered a full refund.
  • Sickness Policy - If you are unwell, with any Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend our shows. You can give your ticket to a friend or family member to use on your behalf.
  • There will be no door sales at these events, due to limited capacity.
  • All seats are general admission.
  • Our concerts are 90 mins in duration (if there are refreshments to be served, then allow an extra 30-45 mins after the concert).
  • Venues have been carefully chosen to be mobility and wheelchair accessible, but you must tell us at time of booking. As a courtesy, please arrive early and make yourself known to our team who will assist you. (*Please note Ellerslie Event Centre has some stairs, please contact us for more info)

 

Dear Sue and John

Huge thanks for another very special Happiness Half Hour. Amazing interview with Dame Vera Lynne and John’s medal story was very poignant and a great credit to you both.
Your story of one of the oldest audience members Sue was an inspiration to us all.
Congratulations on all the Happiness Half Hours. I am enjoying being able to play them over and over!!! Good luck and very best wishes.

~ Dorothy - 2020

Dear Sue, John & the Gang,

What a way to finish my Anzac Day!

I have just watched your Anzac Special and I have to send this note of appreciation for a wonderful presentation.

The programme brought back memories for me as I certainly know all of the songs, which, during the war were great morale boosters.

Your Happiness Half Hours are excellent, much appreciated and seem to get better and better!

My day started before 6.00am when I stood outside to join in the remembrance and now has finished in the best possible way.

My sincere thanks to all involved.

~ Barry - 2020

Thank you for yet another lovely concert. These concerts are a ray of sunshine in these days of lock downs and it is so nice to feel we are getting to know you on a more personal basis. Love the music, the photographs and love the humour!!

Look forward to seeing you back on stage in Tauranga as soon as circumstances permit. It's a nice feeling to know I belong to the Operatunity family.

Love and best wishes to all.

~ Malcolm, Tauranga - 2020

FANTASTIC show in Whangarei yesterday and congratulations to Sue for her award. I took my sister to a show when she was visiting from Vancouver and she was amazed at the talent and costumes and wished they had something similar in Canada.

She is always keen to hear of my travels with the Operatunity family.

Thank you, Sue and John you bring so much joy.

~ Lynn, Whangarei -100 Glorious Years of Song 2020

We have just attended the Glenn Miller concert in Christchurch. What a wonderful time we had. With the beautiful costume changes by the girls and the music that took us back in time another enjoyable morning. Thank you very much you are all real troupers to keep us entertained after a rather tough night getting to Christchurch.

~ Margaret Smart’s Group, Christchurch - 2020

Hurrah! Hurrah! What a bottler of a show. We laughed, we cheered, we were treated to a delightful
time of music and fun. What a wonderful proms at Mosgiel today. Particularly, the rendition of
O Holy Night which was powerful, poignant and so special to me as was The Holy City – I sat, closed
my eyes and listened to these two beautiful songs performed so wonderfully.

Neat to have a special English guest on stage in all her finery at one stage.

Hope all at Operatunity have a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

Look forward to 2020 concerts.

~ Bon, Mosgiel/Dunedin – 2020

Dear John and Sue,

We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful concert that we attended in Rotorua. It was just fantastic as they get better all the time. We are so happy that we are apart of the Operatunity family. Your concerts are a special treat for us as they lift our hearts and send us home with a smile and still singing. You are all so good and will never be forgotten. What a wonderful way to start the year. We love you all. We love you all. We wish you all a very happy New Year.

~ John and Khristine, Rotorua 2020

Hello to The Three Tenors, performers and behind the scenes staff

My husband and I attended your show at the Warkworth Town Hall last Thursday 24 June. This is a message to let you know that we enjoyed the show enormously but that is not all! We were so well and kindly looked after by your staff. We found that a space had been reserved for my husband in his wheelchair which enabled him to have a great view of the stage. Everything was taken care of which helped me enjoy the day also.

Because my Husband’s taxi van had arrived, we had to make a quick exit but before leaving we were asked the type of sandwich we would like. In amongst the rush for the door two super sandwiches were put in our hand and two biscuits as well! It all happened like magic!

We are booked in for the next show and looking forward to going already. It is a highlight of our lives because my husband, Bill Browne has to live permanently at Warkworth Hospital so attending your shows brightens up his life, hugely.

Thank you very much for coming to Warkworth and giving us the opportunity to experience top quality entertainment.

Kind regards

~ Bill and Noeline - 2021

We have just arrived home from the Hamilton concert, what a brilliant show. The three boys were amazing, I don’t think you could better their performance anywhere, and I’m sure they don’t need go to a gym to keep fit. The band also did the concert proud and Grant on the piano was amazing.
We look forward to the Christmas concert.

Thank you again for a wonderful concert

~ Myrie and John - 2021

Hi All, especially Sue and John,

We were among the lucky ones who got to see The Crooners concert last week.
We usually leave the concerts saying “That was the best yet!”.....This one truly was!!
It was fabulous......and so many laughs.

We are sad that many people won’t get to see it, we still all need a ‘lift’ in our lives.
Perhaps a reprise sometime.

Many thanks to all the Operatunity team, you’re all fabulous.
All the very best

~ Pauline and Trevor - 2021

I do not know how to say thank you. It is simply not sufficient for all you give me. So, I sit here wondering, how you will ever know what you have done, not just for me, but for all those thousands who are lucky enough to have found you.

~ Julie, Rondo Member

My husband and I have attended your concerts for some time. Unfortunately, he passed away with lung cancer. Only 11 days prior to this and after his last radiotherapy session he attended your concert. I have a lasting vision of him standing and giving you performances a standing ovation with a huge smile on his face despite his weakened condition. This was probably the last time I saw him enjoying himself. He died 11 days later. Thanks for the memory.

~ Marie

Dear All,
How could I ever thank you enough for the wonderful Happiness Half Hours that you are sending us? If the whole country isn’t listening to these shows they should be. There is absolutely no better way of feeling uplifted and happy than spending half an hour watching and listening to you all. Thank you, Sue, for arranging these programmes and sharing them with us and thank you to all the rest of you amazing performers for sharing your talents with us. If we can’t watch you in person this is absolutely the very next best thing. Now to sign off and spend the rest of my day singing “We’ll Meet Again”.

~ Collen, Hastings Happiness Half Hour

Well done, another amazing contribution from the most caring people of Operatunity. There are not many businesses who would spread so much love and care to the more mature in our country, in such a professional way, as you all do.
Your shows have got better and better as each year goes by. You bring on new, young talent & give them opportunity to progress in their careers.
We feel we know you all personally, just like a family. You make us laugh; you make us cry.
Many thanks & keep up the good work. Also take care of yourselves & your families at this time.

~ Janet, Orewa - Happiness Half Hour

To Operatunity,
You guys and girls are the bee's knees. Now I'm craving Operatunity concerts like I'm craving for fish and chips because I can't have either!!! Huge thanks to Karl's mum for her video and the giggle wobbles were fun. We had to hold our water while jigging along with our favourite fiddler.
There will be special gifts from the lock down and your gift to us is top of that list!!

~ Cindy - Happiness Half Hour

Dear John and Sue,
We would like to thank you so much for the wonderful concert that we attended in Rotorua. It was just fantastic as they get better all the time. We are so happy that we are part of the Operatunity Family. Your concerts are a special treat for us as they lift our hearts and send us home with a smile and still singing. You are all so good and will never be forgotten. What a wonderful way to start the year. We love you all. We wish you all a happy New Year.

~ Kristine & John, Rotorua

Heartiest congratulations Susan to you and all your cast. How uplifting and inspiring from everybody! It is so lovely to see so many people enjoying your performances. What joy you brought to the audience as you normally do. I introduced a friend to your concert today and he loved it too. I spent perhaps the 1st 20 to 30 mins wiping away tears of joy and they were never far away after that. The concert was fabulous and brought back so many lovely memories of wonderful music. Bless you all Sue and please convey my heartfelt appreciation to everyone. It was magical and fabulous.

~ John, Te Atatu - 2021

I attended your last concert at Southwards and want to say thank you Operatunity for all your wonderful music and entertainment. You mentioned in your opening that we could laugh or cry and to enjoy the programme, you were right on, I did enjoy, laughed heaps, and struggled to hold back tears while singing "Till We Meet Again", it meant so much to me. Your pianist, voices and acting are all very clever and funny, I like the way you all work as a team from deck to stage to serving us lunch to selling CD's/DVDs on the way out, all well done and great to see. Continue making music for all of us music lovers. I laughed and sang all the way back to Island Bay

~ Nev, Kapiti - 2021

Media/Newsflash

The Many Faces of Karl Perigo
The Many Faces of Karl Perigo
The Amazing Amanda! Happiness Half Hour Episode 43
The Amazing Amanda! Happiness Half Hour Episode 43
Announcing Our Exciting New Look Daytime Concerts!
Announcing Our Exciting New Look Daytime Concerts!
Russell's Revue! Happiness Half Hour Episode 41!
Russell's Revue! Happiness Half Hour Episode 41!

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