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 grade 3 or an equivalent playing level.  Allocation of performance time is usually provided on a first come, first served basis.  The maximum allocated performance time per applicant is 18 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

10th April [ optional jazz theme ] - CONCERT CANCELLED

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

30th October - applications open July 30th, and close on 18th September

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. Performance time slots at the June and October concerts are expected to be in more demand than the April concert due to the school music tuition calendar.

3. Concerts will not proceed if the Covid Alert is at level 2 on the day of the concert.

Musicians wanted for Duet / Ensemble

Musician / Instrument Needed (e.g. flute, violin etc) Minimum Grade
(e.g. grade 5 playing standard)
Piece Composer Contact Name  Phone


TAVAC Musician Application form and Concert Information  

TAVAC Poster June 26