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26 Jun 2017
Congratulations to the 24 choirs (and the reserve choirs) that have been invited to attend The Big Sing Finale 2017, to be held this year in the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland from Thursday 24...
26 Jun 2017
Interactions through music help people to minimize feelings of prejudice while boosting empathy for others unlike themselves, research has shown. Jake Harwood outlines the results of his years of...
26 Jun 2017
For a new music teacher, there is no downtime. You hit the ground running, and you don’t stop until the last box is packed away at the end of the year. In addition to your expected teaching duties,...
26 Jun 2017
A rare music manuscript was presented on Monday 24 April at Huis van de Polyfonie in Heverlee. The songbook, named the ‘Leuven Chansonnier’, was discovered in 2014 at a sale by a Brussels auction...
22 Jun 2017
Wouldn’t it be nice to be a full-time musician? Every musician wants to quit their day job and play music all day long. Liam Duncan discusses different ways to increase your income to a point where...
22 Jun 2017
Recently Creative New Zealand ran a one-day seminar: Nui te Kōrero: Talking about Diversity. Wellington writer Hannah Mackintosh summarised some of the key points made by speakers during the...
02 Jun 2017
Read about four more choirs that will be performing at the “Circle Concerts” of the World Symposium on Choral Music being held in Barcelona from 22 – 29 July 2017. Read more ...
01 Jun 2017
Vibrant American guest conductor André Thomas will get your hearts a’ singin’ in a dynamic workshop on gospel and spiritual music from way over in Beulah Lan’. You don’t need to read music or...
01 Jun 2017
Enjoy a rare collaboration of the New Zealand Youth Choir and New Zealand Secondary Students Choir with guest conductor André Thomas (USA). The programme will include choral gems by both groups and...
01 Jun 2017
Many books have been written on the subject of choir training but it is generally agreed that no choir can develop beyond the skill level of their own conductor. Choral leadership involves a complex...
30 May 2017
Tour Time are looking forward to attending The Big Sing regionals in the upcoming weeks and have been pleased to be involved in the Fine Tuning Workshops that have been held with choirs throughout the...
30 May 2017
Choristers from 17 East Coast secondary schools have been perfecting their vocals for The Big Sing which kicks off on Wednesday 31 May. The two-day event involves 34 choirs from Gisborne through to...
25 May 2017
The internet, social networks and our phones constantly tease us with more distraction than we’ve ever known before. Richard Trenholm uses a brainwave scanner to see how his concentration changes...
16 May 2017
For many children, the music they grow up listening to with friends, family, parents and relatives is often not reflected in school music lessons. So while their teacher is trying to get them to...
16 May 2017
As unlikely as it seems, this unassuming-looking lady of Romanian, Russian and French heritage, who was born in 1887 and lived to the age of 92, did indeed end up shaping the sound of the modern...
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