Performing as the



Arts on Tour NZ event

Saturday 30 January 2021– 8.00 pm

Let your imagination fly to the South of France even if air travel is unavailable at present!

Check out Fiona's new video

Past performances at the hall by Fiona Pears have been sold out events.

Get your tickets early!

Tickets can be purchased online here

Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the 'Quintette du Hot Club de France' back in the 1930s. Take a virtual trip to the South of France from the comfort of the concert.

The music Fiona and Connor will be performing in their upcoming shows will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heartwarming ballads and some well known classics such as ‘ Czardas ‘ and ‘Dark Eyes’.

These shows will be exciting and dynamic; a musical experience not to be missed.

Fiona Pears

Violinist and composer Fiona Pears, has performed and recorded internationally over the past 15 years. She has appeared everywhere from Birmingham symphony hall and the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London through to Joe’s pub in New York and the very loved Donovan’s store in Okarito.

Fiona has also been a soloist with the Liverpool Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony and Trust Waikato Symphony orchestras.

Her fiery mix of Tango and Gypsy Jazz alongside soulful ballads will keep any audience on the edge of their seats.

Connor Hartley-Hall

Guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall grew up in Akaroa. As a teenager he found a passion for improvisation and over the past 10 years has been performing in a myriad of settings.

An extraordinary master of the Gypsy Jazz style played by legends such as Django Reinhardt and Biréli Lagrène. Connor has made himself a name as one of the top guitarists in the country performing this style of music.

TICKETS $25.00 at:

* Sefton Garage

*Sally Mac’s, Amberley

*Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy, Rangiora

(Cash preferred by ticket vendors. We invite you to leave your contact details when buying from vendors to facilitate hasty refunds in the event of cancellation due to any covid escalation).

Tickets can be purchased online here

Famous Free Supper provided – Alcohol free event – No stiletto heels inside hall please!

Bring some cash for the raffles and CD which will be on sale.

Arts On Tour NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Southland, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Rata Foundation and the Southern Trust. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable – artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse.

Balcairn Hall thanks community sponsors!

A very big thank you to:

· Mike Greer Homes (North Canterbury) Ltd –your support is very much appreciated.

· Sounds Musical – 33 Percival Street, Rangiora – you might have been a lucky winner of one of their music vouchers at a recent concert?

· Sefton Garage, Stans 7 Day Pharmacy and Sally Macs our long standing loyal tickets vendors!

And thanks for printing and copying supplied by Brandts-Giesen McCormick Lawyers, Rangiora – for all your legal needs.

Bringing big-city shows to you

The Hall committee knows how much you love a great show - and how much you hate the trip across the bridge. We bring you the best of touring and local Acts who all tell us how much they enjoy playing for you.

Pictured: the amazing Fiona Pears playing her unique brand of celtic, classical, gyspy and jazz to a sellout crowd.