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Operatunity Daytime Concerts

About Our Concerts

We are excited to present our Concerts of Note series of concerts later in 2022. These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity 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.

21st July 2022 - 26th August 2022
Iconic venues reverberate to the sounds of the 60s presented by Bonnie, Karl, Pat & band.
24th September 2022 - 21st October 2022
Music to soothe the mind and the soul sung by our NZ Three Tenors in this perfect setting.
18th November 2022 - 16th December 2022
A Christmas gala set in beautiful gardens with historic houses as our backdrop.

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)

 

Whangarei - Sensational 60s

Sherwood Park Golf Club
Millington Road, Maunu

Auckland - Sensational 60s

Ellerslie Racecourse Event Centre
100 Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland

Auckland East - Sensational 60s

Turanga Creek Vineyard
133 Whitford Park Road, Whitford

Auckland North - Sensational 60s

Gulf Harbour Country Club
180 Gulf Harbour Drive, Gulf Harbour, Auckland

Christchurch - Sensational 60s

Omarino Wine Park
638 Harewood Road, Harewood, Christchurch

Dunedin - Sensational 60s

Heritage Room @ Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
118 High Street, Dunedin

Hamilton - Sensational 60s

Zealong Tea House
495 Gordonton Road, Hamilton

Invercargill - Sensational 60s

Scottish Hall
112 Esk Street, Invercargill

Kapiti - Sensational 60s

Anam Cara Gardens, Otaki
Otaki 150 Rangiuru Road, Ōtaki Beach

Hawke's Bay - Sensational 60s

Mission Estate Winery, Taradale
198 Church Road, Taradale, Napier

Nelson - Sensational 60s

Seifried Winery, Appleby
168 Redwood Road, Appleby

New Plymouth - Sensational 60s

New Plymouth Golf Club
24 Golf Course Lane, Bell Block, New Plymouth

Palmerston North - Sensational 60s

Orlando Country Club
748 Rangitikei Line, Palmerston North

Tauranga - Sensational 60s

The Yacht Club, Sulphur Point
90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur point, Tauranga

Timaru - Sensational 60s

Castle Claremont
222 Mount Horrible Road, Claremont 

Wellington - Sensational 60s

The Boatshed, Waterfront, Wellington
Taranaki Street Wharf, Wellington Waterfront

Auckland - Music for Inspiration

St Mary's in Holy Trinity, Parnell
446 Parnell Road, Parnell

Auckland East - Music for Inspiration

All Saint's Anglican Church, Howick
17 Selwyn Road, Howick, Auckland

Auckland North - Music for Inspiration

St George's Presbyterian, Takapuna
2 The Terrace, Takapuna

Whangarei - Christmas Garden Gala

Clarke Homestead
Kiwi North, 500 State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei

Christchurch City - Music for Inspiration

Transitional Cardboard Cathedral
Cnr Madras and Hereford Streets, Christchurch

Hamilton - Christmas Garden Gala

Woodlands Estate
42 Whitikahu Road, Gordonton

Christchurch Papanui - Music for Inspiration

St Paul's Anglican Church, Papanui
1 Harewood Road, Papanui

Auckland East - Christmas Garden Gala

Puhi Nui, Howick Historical Village
75 Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga

Dunedin - Music for Inspiration

East Taeiri Presbyterian
12a Cemetery Road, Mosgiel

Auckland Central - Christmas Garden Gala

Alberton House
100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert

Auckland North - Christmas Garden Gala

Couldrey House, Wenderholm
37 Schischka Road, Waiwera

Tauranga - Christmas Garden Gala

The Elms
15 Mission Street, Tauranga

Hamilton - Music for Inspiration

St Peter's Cathedral, Hamilton
51 Victoria Street, Hamilton

Hawke's Bay - Christmas Garden Gala

Duart House
51 Duart Road, Havelock North

Invercargill - Music for Inspiration

First Church Invercargill
155 Tay Street, Invercargill

Palmerston North - Christmas Garden Gala

Caccia Birch House
130 Te Awe Awe Street, Hokowhitu

New Plymouth - Christmas Garden Gala

Goodin House and Gardens
158 Mirikau Road, Warea

Kapiti - Music for Inspiration

Otaki Waikanae Presbyterian
43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae

Wellington/Kapiti - Christmas Garden Gala

Gear Homestead
1 Okowai Road, Aotea, Porirua

Hawke's Bay - Music for Inspiration

St Luke's Anglican Church, Havelock North
24 Te Mata Road, Havelock North

Nelson - Christmas Garden Gala

Village Green, Founders Park
Founders Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood

Nelson - Music for Inspiration

Nelson Anglican Cathedral
305 Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Christchurch - Christmas Garden Gala

Mona Vale
40 Mona Vale Avenue, Fendalton

New Plymouth - Music for Inspiration

St Andrew's Presbyterian
72 Liardet Street, New Plymouth

Timaru - Christmas Garden Gala

Castle Claremont
222 Mount Horrible Road, Claremont, Timaru

Palmerston North - Music for Inspiration

St Peter's Anglican Church
229 Ruahine Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North

Dunedin - Christmas Garden Gala

Corstorphine House
23A Milburn Street, Dunedin

Tauranga - Music for Inspiration

Bethlehem College Chapel
Bethlehem College, 24 Elder Lane, Bethlehem

Invercargill - Christmas Garden Gala

Anderson Park
91 McIvor Road, Invercargill

Timaru - Music for Inspiration

St Mary's Anglican Church
24 Church Street, Timaru

Wellington - Music for Inspiration

Old St Paul's Wellington
34 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon

Whangarei - Music for Inspiration

Christ Church Anglican, Kamo
2 Kamo Road, Regent, Whangārei
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Susan Boland

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John Cameron

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Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

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Karl Perigo

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Alex Foster

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Alex Milligan

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Amanda Atlas

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Bruce French

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Bryony Williams

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Cameron Barclay

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Charlotte West

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David Kelly

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Derek Hill

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Gail Tipene

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Grant Winterburn

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Hamish McGregor

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Hank Trenton

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Isaac Pawson

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Jessica Hindin

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Kalauni Pouvalu

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Kelly Lim Harris

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Lukas Fritsch

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Lynette Martin

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Marian Burns

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Mike Booth

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Pat Urlich

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Paul Carnegie-Jones

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Penny Dodd

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Pete France

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Ray Eade

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Rebecca Wright

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Rikki Morris

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Rory Nolan

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Russell Dixon

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Rutene Spooner

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Sharon Emirali

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Stuart Coats

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Suzanne Lynch

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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

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!
Valentine's Special - Happiness Half Hour Episode 40
Valentine's Special - Happiness Half Hour Episode 40
Bonnie and Karl's Crazy Capers! - Happiness Half Hour Ep39
Bonnie and Karl's Crazy Capers! - Happiness Half Hour Ep39

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