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Kapiti Choral Festival

Kapiti Choral Festival

23 Feb Kapiti College Raumati Bridget O'Shanassy

Kapiti Coast's Inaugural Choral Festival is here!
Hang out with other singers, young and old, make new connections and sing together in the most beautiful part of the Wellington region! Come and connect with a wonderful bunch of music lovers, sing together in massed rehearsals, learn something new, eat together and perform in the concluding Gala concert.
Come along and be part of workshops, a massed choir rehearsal and the Saturday night Gala concert.
You do not have to be a member of a choir nor live on the Coast to come to the Festival.
There is plenty of room for everyone!
• A full timetable will be sent to each registrant outlining in more detail what the workshops will involve. These are not compulsory (nothing is except the registration fee!) More information will also be added to this page in December
• Gospel workshop
• "Relaxed and effortless singing" workshop
• Barbershop workshop - ever wanted to try this style of choral singing? Award winning conductor Bridget O'Shanassy will let you in on this fun acapella genre
• "Taize" workshop - run by Ann-Marie Stapp a style of acapella singing which transcends all boundaries and takes you to a relaxing space, all the while singing.

MASSED CHOIR (Speed singing)
Like speed dating! 3 quick rehearsals and before you know it you will be on stage performing
A chance to sing together in one BIG space - so much fun and fellowship with others who sing your part
After registration you will be sent a link to download and print your own copies of 4 pieces of sheet music.

7.30pm Saturday in the New Gymnasium (Kapiti College) grounds. A number of local choirs attending the Festival will perform two items each and the Massed Choir will perform. Entry for audience members will be by koha and refreshments will also be on sale

T SHIRT A commemorative T Shirt with this design will be available to purchase with registration. This must be ordered by 11 February. A limited amount of T Shirts will be on sale during the Festival.

Auckland memorial for Peter Godfrey

NZCF Choirs

25 Feb Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland Auckland Various
Cathryn Wyllie


06 345 9073

Entries: Open to all choirs. Non competitive. Choirs choose their own repertoire.12 minutes maximum performance time.  The commentator will rehearse a massed choir item (detail to be supplied).  Choirs may request a (optional) written evaluation that is private to the choir concerned.

Commentator:     Joseph Christensen, Havelock North

Joe is a freelance musician who is the busy director of the New Zealand Male Choir. After graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium, Joe returned to Hastings where he taught at EIT for two years. He then took up the position of Head of Music at Karamu High School for 12 years, progressing to the position of Head of Performing Arts Faculty. While at Karamu, Joe travelled to Auckland on a weekly basis for 12 months to study with Prof Karyn Grylls at Auckland University.

Expressions of Interest:

Choirs interested in the Regional SingFest are invited to email an expression of interest to the NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui SingFest Committee by 3 February for later mailing of brochure and registration form.     Final commitment by 24 March.   Preference will be given to Manawatu-Whanganui choirs if numbers need to be restricted to match venue capacity.