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13 Oct 2017
A memorial celebration of the life of Professor Peter Godfrey will be held at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on Sunday 12 November, at 5pm. This takes the place of regular Choral Evensong, and...
04 Oct 2017
Of the letters I’ve kept over the years, some of the most treasured are written in Peter Godfrey’s distinctive spidery hand. Three stand out: one congratulating me for assuming the chair of his...
03 Oct 2017
At the recent The Big Sing Finale Gala Concert held in the Aotea Centre, Auckland, St Cuthbert’s College choir Saints Alive, were thrilled to win the Tour Time award for best performance of a...
02 Oct 2017
  NZCF Auckland would like to invite you to ‘Sing Messiah’ at their annual SingFest on Saturday 4 November 2017 at St Cuthbert’s College (Clouston Hall). Choir in residence             ...
02 Oct 2017
Read NZCF’s official obituary for Peter Godfrey written by Life Member Judy Berryman here and a tribute by John Rosser here. Other tributes to Peter Godfrey can be found below as well as on our...
01 Oct 2017
While literacy and numeracy are core competencies that every student should have, research has shown that learning music can help students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work. Music has...
01 Oct 2017
John Rutter talks about the importance of choirs, and about the joy that people can experience, through singing. Watch ...
01 Oct 2017
The New Zealand Choral Federation is immensely saddened to announce the death of its founder and patron Emeritus Professor Peter Godfrey at the age of 95. Peter was a brilliant and truly inspirational...
29 Sep 2017
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25 Sep 2017
After a sell-out Auckland Concert, Voices is taking Salut Printemps! on tour. Salut Printemps! is a concert welcoming Spring, which brings the beauty of trembling flowers, the fresh green growth, the...
11 Sep 2017
A very successful The Kids Sing festival was held at Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, on Tuesday, August 15. Seven choirs from Bulls (pictured), Linton Camp, Palmerston North,...
11 Sep 2017
The Kids Sing in Auckland is over for another year after being held in the Auckland Town Hall on 14-15 August. With eighteen contributing Primary choirs and sixteen full Primary/Intermediate choirs,...
05 Sep 2017
Check out all the action from The Big Sing Finale held in Auckland this year from 24 to 26 August. Enjoy superb singing from 24 of New Zealand’s finest secondary school choirs on our The Big Sing...
01 Sep 2017
“Harmony was where I found emotion. Even though The Unusual Silence is a contemporary piece, I wanted to think that the men whose words I borrowed might recognise something of themselves in the...
30 Aug 2017
Is (sacred) choral music a retreat from “chaotic global ever-availability”? Composer and conductor Nico Muhly thinks so. More ...
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