The Hastings Music Society has been providing Hawkes Bay residents with the opportunity to enjoy the vast musical talent held within the region and beyond for over 90 years. The Society was started in the early 1930’s holding concerts from private homes of members.

Today the Society holds concerts each month between March and November at St Matthews Anglican Church in Hastings. Each concert is arranged by a Convener who will organise the performers and obtain the programme.  

Membership of the Hastings Music Society is encouraged. The cost of $30.00 per annum covers entry fees to all concerts between March and November of the year in which the membership fee is paid.

Alternatively you may pay $5 at the door.


12 March –         Hope in our Hearts concert fundraiser for Cyclone Gabrielle: Proceeds donated to HB                              Disaster Relief Trust Fund:   convener Karen Edwards

9 April –             Choralairs and guests: convener Beverley Heard

14 May –             Youth Orchestra: convener Mary McHattie

11 June –             Youth:  convener Jill Tobin

9 July –               Own choice: convener Kirsty McMinn-Collard

13 August –          Deco Bay Brass Band: convener Paul Brizzle

10 September       Own choice: convener Beverley Heard

8 October              Bay Cities Symphonic Band: convener James Bevin

12 November        Cantare Choir: convener Joseph Christensen