Chamber Music New Zealand (Manawatū branch)

Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) is the leading presenter of top quality chamber music concerts throughout New Zealand. Chamber music delivers a unique experience of great music that is up-close, personal, immersive and created for sharing – Music Up Close. Our mission is to nurture the love and understanding of music, create remarkable experiences throughout Aotearoa, foster live music by solo performers and small ensembles, as well as encourage and support New Zealand performers and composers. Through our unique year-long presentation of live music, CMNZ presents a Music Up Close experience that is vibrant, distinctive and diverse. The annual concert season offers audiences an array of experiences to explore: from period-instrument performances to jazz collaborations, string quartets to wind ensembles, cross-genre to cross-art form explorations.

CMNZ also plays a vital part in introducing the inspiring world of chamber music to young minds. We achieve this through special school packages, school visits and educational concerts. We are also responsible for the longest running chamber music competition for secondary students, the NZCT Chamber Music Contest.

How to Join

Subscribe online at, or call us on 0800 CONCERT.

Membership Fees

Membership benefits include discounted ticket prices, no booking fees, free concert programmes, free ticket exchanges, preferential seating and flexible payment options.

When and where we meet

All our concerts are held at the Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street. Remaining concerts for 2021 are:

Thu 24 June, 7.30pm: Quartet for the End of Time - NZTrio and Jonathan Cohen (clarinet)

Wed 25 August, 7.30pm: Fantasy and Romance - Melanie Lancon (flute), Bede Hanley (oboe) and Stephen de Pledge (piano)

Sat 11 Sep, 7.30pm: Another Night in Vienna - Amici Ensemble and Ravelation (NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2020 winners)

See for more information.

Contact Details

Virginia Warbrick

Concert Manager (Manawatū)



312 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand