Musica Viva Manawatū

‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.’ Plato

Join us for our live performances each month in the Evelyn Rawlins Room at Square Edge. Enjoy the sounds of many eras and styles performed by local pianists, instrumentalists, singers, soloists and ensembles. All are welcome.

In addition, Musica Viva offers a Young Performers’ Scholarship competition for local musicians under 30 years. Prizes are offered in Piano, Instrumental and Vocal categories. Participants perform an item in our April–September concerts, with the competition taking place in October. Applications to participate in the YPS programme closed on March 15 2024.

How to Join

All are welcome, performers and listeners alike. Come to our next concert to enjoy some live music and find out about Musica Viva, or contact us by clicking the email button on this page.

Membership Fees

Subscribe for the year: Single $30; Double $50; or, at each concert, entry for visitors is by koha (Recommended $5+). School students are free. Subscription and door charges contribute towards the cost of running our Society - we make no payments to officers or members.

When and where we meet

Our live performances are held on a Monday night once a month in the Evelyn Rawlins Room at Square Edge. Each concert starts at 7.30pm. Our 2024 concert programme can be found on our website - - on our Facebook page or by sending an email. There are also flyer cards in the library on the promotions wall. Come and enjoy some local live music – we’d love to see you.

Contact Details

Ruth Trethewey

Committee member

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47 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand