Summerset Sings


An online concert with Will Martin

Summerset Sings is a set of Summerset-exclusive concerts with internationally acclaimed recording artist and entertainer, Will Martin, and other guest performers.

Will has sung at venues all over the world, including London’s Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey and Chicago’s Soldier Field. Closer to home, he has enjoyed being the New Zealand Rugby Union’s national anthem singer of choice for ten All Blacks’ test matches.

Watch previous performances below, and check back to this page for future concerts.

Previous concerts

Live in Wellington

Filmed in Lower Hutt Events Centre with residents from six villages in attendance, this concert was a celebration of all the mothers, daughters, sisters and aunties at Summerset — but is one for all to watch and enjoy.

Anna Hawkins

For our first Summerset Sings of 2023 we had a very special guest performer — New Zealand songstress and recording artist, Anna Hawkins.

Anna has entertained audiences across the world with her expressive and beautiful tones,
crossing the great musical divides of classical, pop and folk.

A Christmas Special

At the end of 2022, Will wowed an audience of Summerset residents from eight villages across the Upper North Island with a very special Christmas performance. Click the video to watch this festive concert.

Will Martin by Request

In our second iteration of Summerset Sings, we asked Summerset residents and friends to request their favourite songs. Click the video to watch Will perform the top requests, and more!

Summerset Sings launch — The classics

For our first concert in the series, Will's versatile and expressive voice is backed by the City of Prague’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and features reimagining of favourites such as Rod Stewart’s “Sailing”, as well as classical and musical theatre numbers.