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Janet Jennings

Composer, Performer

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Biography

Dr Janet Jennings is a well-known New Zealand composer. Trained and experienced as a singer, conductor, organist (church musician), harpsichordist, and stage director, Janet composes sympathetically and engagingly for voice (solo and choral music), instruments (chamber and orchestral music), and for stage (opera and music-drama).

Janet majored in organ and harpsichord studies at Auckland University, later completing post-graduate research focused on a performance of Tate/Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. Her PhD studies in composition were assisted by a doctoral scholarship from the University of Waikato and a Fulbright scholarship allowing for travel and study in the United States.


Composed (3)

ANZACS: A Generation Lost in Legend

for SATB choir, STB soloists, violin, brass quintet, percussion and organ


Taking Off

for tenor and piano, 19m 20s


Taking Off

a song cycle for baritone and piano, 19m 20s



Performances (2)

The Karlheinz Company: Suffrage 125 Celebration Concert

The University of Auckland School of Music contemporary ensemble The Karlheinz Company celebrates...


NZSQ - In Memoriam

This month and next, we’re teaming up with former Mobil Song Quest winner Jared Holt to give the ...