The Tauranga Amateur Variety Concert

The purpose of the concerts is primarily for musicians to gain experience performing on stage.  A musician can be an expert musician, but without stage experience, usually their stage performances have room for improvement.  The concerts are also intended to provide an enjoyable experience for the audience.  A wide variety of music is performed, by soloists and small groups.  Acoustic instruments and voice are used, with no recorded backing music.

To minimize discomfort to both performers and the audience, applicants must have achieved either grade 3 for general instruments or grade 5 for variable pitch instruments such as violin, or trombone. Grade qualifications are not required, but performers should have equivalent experience (each grade corresponds to roughly 1 years training).  Allocation of performance time is usually provided on a first come, first served basis.  It is intended to be light hearted music, but there is a mix of a few sombre, and reflective pieces. The maximum allocated performance time per applicant is 12 minutes.  Musicians outside Tauranga, and professionals who wish to display their work are also welcome. Additional information is in the Downloads section below.

Concert Schedule 2021

26th June - applications open Mar 26th, and close on 14th May - CLOSED (extended to 18 May)

27th November - applications open July 30th, and close on 9th October - CLOSED

The performances are held at the Tauranga Holy Trinity auditorium, 215 Devonport Road (corner of 3rd Avenue).


1. Free tickets will be provided to musicians for applications received prior to the application closing date.

2. The concert is being reviewed whether it will occur at level 2 on the day of the concert.


TAVAC Concert Information and Musician's Application forms