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Bruce Paine concert at Alberton

Last updated 13:57 04/12/2013

ALBERTON: The historic Mt Albert homestead will host The 19th Century Guitar - A Tribute to Alberton concert.

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Bruce Paine and Rex Button will present The 19th Century Guitar - A Tribute to Alberton as part of anniversary celebrations for Mt Albert's Alberton.

The pair will play 19th Century guitar solos and duets on a magnificent 1823 Panormo guitar and three reproduction period instruments that were built this year by Auckland luthier Rod Capper especially for the performance.

"The two guitar virtuosos will also be joined by young Auckland singer Imogen Abernethy in performances of a selection of songs from the Victorian period, including the 1863 work Angel's Visits from Alberton's music collection" says Alberton manager, Rendell McIntosh.

A performance of one of Bruce's popular compositions Seringapatam, inspired by Alberton's architecture, will be a special feature of the anniversary concert.

"Bruce loves the intimate ambience and acoustics of Alberton - which is the perfect venue for concerts like this one," says Rendell.

Seats are limited for this special event and booking is essential.

The concert takes place on December 7 and includes a complimentary drink for guests on arrival, and supper after the concert.

Guests will be able to explore Alberton before the concert ($10 per adult; children free).    


The 19th Century Guitar - A Tribute to Alberton

Alberton, Mt Albert

December 7, 7pm

Tickets for the concert are $35 per person (or $30pp for members of the NZ Historic Places Trust and the Auckland Guitar Society), with children up to 13 years free if accompanied by two adults.

Tickets are available via Eventfinder (Ph 0800 289 8490, or

For more information contact Alberton (ph 846-7367) or email

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