Triumph and Tribulation – August 2020

Triumph and Tribulation concert postponed due to Covid 19


Guest conductor – Timothy Carpenter

Trombone soloist – Joe Thomas

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 2.30pm; Holy Trinity Church, Devonport Road, Tauranga

With our winter concert, we are on track to triumph over all the difficulties of Covid-19. While Justus takes a well-deserved break from conducting, two other wonderful musicians join us, along with special guest performers, the young players of Youth Philharmonic Tauranga.

Our guest conductor 

Timothy Carpenter is a New Zealand born conductor, organist, cellist, musical director and singer. He has just completed his Masters of music specialising in conducting and is emerging as one of New Zealand’s most active and promising young conductors, having worked with several amateur and professional ensembles in New Zealand and overseas. 

Timothy Carpenter

Our soloist 

Since graduating from the NZ School of Music with a performance degree, Joe Thomas has worked professionally throughout New Zealand as a freelance trombonist in numerous orchestras and bands, as well as in the New Zealand Army Band.  Passionate about music education, Joe is currently an Itinerant Music Teacher and brass band coach in the WBOP.  He has performed as a soloist with many of NZ’s top brass bands.  

Joe Thomas


  • Kenneth Young – Douce Tristesse
  • Grøndahl – Trombone Concerto
  • Sibelius – Kuolema Suite: Valse Triste, Scene with Cranes, Canzonetta, Valse Romantique
  • Poulenc – Sinfonietta

Includes a special performance by YPT


No ticket charge. Whatever you can afford as a donation will be very much appreciated.


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