Tauranga BayCourt X Space auditorium

The Tauranga Amateur Variety Concert

The Tauranga Amateur Variety Concert (TAVAC) presents a variety of musical styles, and acoustic instruments performed by intermediate and advanced musicians.  It's an opportunity to support development of the musical arts in Tauranga, as well as enjoy a good, and in general light hearted concert, with a few 'serious' pieces. If you are a musician, its a great opportunity to perform (see the 'Info for Musicians' page).

The concert schedule for 2021 is:

10th April   [Concert CANCELLED]

26th June

30th Oct

at the Tauranga Holy Trinity Events Centre, 215 Devonport Road (corner of 3rd Avenue).

Example Programme from last concert (2pm Saturday afternoon, 31st October 2020)

Piece Composer Style Instrument

Habanera George Bizet Tango piano
Exprompt (Impromptu) Arno Babajanian 20th Century Soviet / Armenian folk piano
Capricho Arabe Fransisco Tarrega Spanish Classical guitar
Prelude No. 8 in F# major, Opus 38 Dmitry Kabalevsky 20th Century Soviet piano
Waltz in B Minor Op. 69, No. 2 Frederick Chopin Waltz piano
Feelin' Good Brian Bonsor "Jazzy Contemporary" piano
Sonata for Flute & Piano, mov. 1 & 2 Poulenc, Francis Neo-classical flute & piano
Kiss the Rain Yiruma Korean Contemporary piano


Dance of the SnowFlake Arkady Fileppenko Slavic Folk piano & voice
Sonatina Op. 55, No.1 Frederick Kuhlau Sonatina piano
Mystery Sketch Scherzo Scherzo piano
The New Doll, The Sick Doll, Op. 39, No.7 & 8 Pyotr (Peter) Tchaikovsky Russian Children's Album piano
Transcendental Etude, No. 1 & 3 Franz Liszt Romantic / Classical piano
For God so loved Stuart Dauermann "Israeli" harp & voice
I heard the voice of Jesus Say Horatius Bonar English Traditional Hymn harp & voice
Voices of Spring Johann Strauss Waltz piano