Live Music Series & New Zealand Music Month

We are delighted to bring music to the library with the Live Music Series on the fourth Sunday of every month. These are free performances from local musicians held in the Elma Turner Library at 2pm.

During May we're celebrating NZ Music Month with two additional weekend performances. The times vary.

Our full 2022 programme is as follows:

Sunday 29 May 2pm for New Zealand Music Month

Eva & Cara

Celebrate NZ Music Month with Eva and Cara who will perform classical violin duos.

Sunday 26 June


Tasmonics is a group of singers from the  Nelson Tasman region who sing a capella ( unaccompanied) music from a wide range of genres - The Beatles, traditional  Barbershop,  Disney films, 50's Rock and Country, Broadway, spiritual and Americana.

Sunday 31 July

The Ceol Merchants

'Ceol' means music in both Scottish and Irish Gaelic and music has been a lifelong passion for performers Barrie McDonald, Alex Davidson & Davy Stuart. They will perform Celtic music from Scotland and Ireland with a selection of Airs, Reels and Jigs and a couple of slower more reflective pieces

Sunday 28 August

Juliet Ayre

Juliet will perform solo on the violin.

Sunday 25 September

Bryce Wastney

Discover the music of New Zealand singer/songwriter Bryce Wastney. Inspired by the acoustic music of Cat Stevens, Neil Finn, and Travis, Bryce’s music naturally traverses the folk, country, rock and pop genres – always soulful whatever the genre. It’s the ideal soundtrack for the traveller and free spirit in us all.

Sunday 30 October

Mosaic Choir

Nelson’s longest-standing world music choir, Mosaic has been bringing a cappella pleasure to audiences for over 20 years with their high energy and vibrancy. This 45-strong choir is directed by Shannel Courtney and has been described as one of Nelson hidden treasures. Their repertoire covers most the continents of the world, including songs from the Pacific, with a special focus on African music with its uplifting harmonies and rhythms. The inspiration that drives Mosaic is the sense of community that singing fosters and the privilege of experiencing the diversity of musical cultures through song.