On Saturday 29 July 2017 at the closing concert of WSCM11 in Barcelona, NZCF invited delegates from around the world to the next World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland. Our presentation started with the thrilling sounding of the conch and a karanga by the Manaia group, followed by the official video. John Rosser, chair of NZCF, then spoke, ending with an explanation that our tradition is to tautoko a speaker. At that point delegates from our country moved on to the stage and gathered behind him to sing Ka Waiata. The Manaia team then moved forward through our ranks to perform a haka, eliciting a rapturous response from the capacity audience.
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