X close menu
Login
Forgotten password
Association of Choral Directors

Upcoming Events

NZ Youth Choir, South Island Tour 2021
New Zealand Youth Choir
Date / Time: 14/04/2021 7.30pm
Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, NBS Theatre, Knox Presbyterian Church
City: Greymouth, Westport, Christchurch
more info

Our nationally selected choir of singers aged 18-25 is so excited to be returning to Christchurch, Westport and Greymouth. In the last few years this award-winning ensemble have toured the South Pacific, gone viral on Facebook, sung for the Prime Minister and had many events cancelled by the Pandemic. Now they’re rearing to get back on the road and celebrate the new year with new repertoire, new singers, but the same quality which kiwis have come to expect for their NZ Youth Choir.

It is always an honor to put the black uniform. These 50 singers have been selected from all over the country to represent New Zealand. The trophy cabinet at headquarters is full to the brim and includes the “world cup” of choir singing, the “Choir of the World” trophy won in 1999 in Wales.
This is your chance to see the choir on your home turf for one night only. Pack your whānau, bring your mates, this will be one glorious night out.
Conductor: David Squire
Contact: Rosemary Fisher
Phone: 0274 527 200
Email: rosemary.fisher@nzcf.org.nz
Don't Forget Your Roots - The Great Kiwi Songbook
The Vocal Collective
Date / Time: 16/04/2021 7.30pm
Venue: Nelson Centre of Musical Arts
City: Nelson
more info

A powerhouse of 70 voices, The Vocal Collective is a Christchurch contemporary choir which sings pop and rock music. For the Top of the South tour, TVC presents a programme devoted to classic numbers which have helped define the sound of Aotearoa New Zealand's popular music. From Blue Smoke (1949), through Nature (1969) to Kia Mau Ki Tō Ū kaipō (2019) you are sure to enjoy this showcase of fresh and engaging new arrangements.
Lead by Artistic Director, Richard Marrett , the shows will be a unique celebration of what it means to be a Kiwi. Expect to be reunited with The Feelers, the Finns, Fourmyula, Footrot Flats, Fat Freddy’s Drop, For Today and Forever Tuesday Morning. Expect to fall in love with The Great Kiwi songbook all over again.
The choir is excited to be performing in Nelson and Blenheim , the latter where they are joined by the Marlborough Singers. With a pop-up appearance in Kaikoura , be sure not to miss this vibrant, energetic, and uplifting performance.

Conductor: Richard Marrett
Contact: Sue Bealing
Phone: 02102 728919
Email: info@thevocalcollective.co.nz
Website: www.thevocalcollective.co.nz
DvoÅ™ák - Stabat Mater
Bach Choir of Wellington
Date / Time: 17/04/2021 3pm
Venue: Queen Margaret College
City: Wellington
more info

The Bach Choir of Wellington is delighted to present Stabat Mater, Op. 58, by Antonín DvoÅ™ák. This evocative and moving work beautifully captures the raw emotion DvoÅ™ák himself may have been feeling at the time it was composed. The death of his newborn daughter, Josefa, in 1875 was the initial inspiration for the work. It remained unfinished for the better part of 1877, when the deaths of his two younger children, Růžena and Otokar, caused him to return to the work and complete the orchestration. The work was very well received after its premiere in December of 1880 and likely played a key role in DvoÅ™ák becoming an internationally recognised composer.

The Bach Choir of Wellington
Directed by Shawn Michael Condon
with
Michaela Cadwgan (soprano)
Linden Loader (mezzo soprano)
Jamie Young (tenor)
Simon Christie (bass) and
Douglas Mews (piano)

Conductor: Shawn Michael Condon
Email: admin@bachchoirwellington.org.nz
Website: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/bach-choir-dvo-ak-stabat-mater/wellington/tickets
Haere Mai
The Cecilian Singers
Date / Time: 17/04/2021 7.30 pm
Venue: Catholic Pro-Cathedral
City: Christchurch
more info

The Cecilian Singers are delighted to be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2021.

In this concert, Haere Mai, they present a programme of varied songs, including music by Chris Adams, Rheinberger, David Childs, some madrigals and some lively folksongs.

Conductor: Rosemary Turnbull
Contact: Julia Arden
Phone: 033128667
Email: julia.arden@xtra.co.nz
Website: Cecilians.com
Don't Forget Your Roots - The Great Kiwi Songbook
The Vocal Collective
Date / Time: 17/04/2021 7.30pm
Venue: Nativity Church, 76 Alfred Street, Blenheim 7201
City: Blenheim
more info

A powerhouse of 70 voices, The Vocal Collective is a Christchurch contemporary choir which sings pop and rock music. For the Top of the South tour, TVC presents a programme devoted to classic numbers which have helped define the sound of Aotearoa New Zealand popular music. From Blue Smoke (1949), through Nature (1969) to Kia Mau Ki Tō Ū kaipō (2019) you are sure to enjoy this showcase of fresh and engaging new arrangements.
Lead by Artistic Director, Richard Marrett , the shows will be a unique celebration of what it means to be a Kiwi. Expect to be reunited with The Feelers, the Finns, Fourmyula, Footrot Flats, Fat Freddy’s Drop, For Today and Forever Tuesday Morning. Expect to fall in love with The Great Kiwi songbook all over again.
The choir is excited to be performing in Nelson and Blenheim , the latter where they are joined by the Marlborough Singers. With a pop-up appearance in Kaikoura , be sure not to miss this vibrant, energetic, and uplifting performance.

Conductor: Richard Marrett
Contact: Sue Bealing
Phone: 02102 728919
Email: info@thevocalcollective.co.nz
Website: www.thevocalcollective.co.nz
Songs to make you smile
Voices in the Wind
Date / Time: 16/04/2021 7.30
Venue: St Marks Lower Hutt, and St Barnabas Mana
City: Mana and Lower Hutt
more info

Voices in the Wind are presenting Rutter's The Reluctant Dragon and other humourous songs.

Conductor: Eric Sidoti
Contact: David Morahan
Phone: 021 558 121
Email: voicesinthewindnz@gmail.com
Website: voicesinthewindnz.wixsite.com
Carmina Burana
Bay of Islands Singers
Date / Time: 18/04/2021 2:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Auditorium, Turner Centre, Kerikeri
City: Kerikeri
more info

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

This hugely popular work is a cantata composed in 1935/6 with text from medieval secular poems set into an exciting collection of songs illustrating such things as the fickleness of wealth, the fleeting nature of life, the joy of Spring and the pleasures and perils of drinking and gluttony, with its most famous opening section, O Fortuna. This performance will be accompanied by an army of percussionists alongside two grand pianos

The programme will also include the reflective Five Mystical Songs for Baritone and Choir by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Conductor: John Jackets
Contact: Sylvia Burch
Phone: 09 407 4582
Email: president@theboisingers.org.nz
Website: https://www.theboisingers.org.nz
The Armed Man
Schola Sacra
Date / Time: 25/04/2021 2.30pm
Venue: Royal Wanganui Opera House
City: Whanganui
more info

Schola Sacra plus combined local choirs present Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and Peace & War by Vernon Griffiths. Accompanied by Whanganui Brass with band conductor Bruce Jellyman, this will be an Anzac Day concert to be remembered.

Soloists Jennifer Little (soprano), Cecily Shaw (alto), Nigel Tongs (tenor), Lindsay Yeo (Bass) .

Tickets from the Royal Wanganui Opera House,  ph 06 349 0511 or online at www.whanganuivenues.co.nz.  Adults $30 and seniors/Friends of the Opera House/children 13-17 $25.

Conductor: Iain Tetley
Contact: Christine Soulsby
Phone: 063421886
Email: soulsby@farmside.co.nz
Wellington Singfest - May Workshop
Wellington Singfest
Date / Time: 30/04/2021 7.00 pm
Venue: Salvation Army Citadel, Vivian St
City: Wellington
more info

Join our singalong workshop that is open to all singers. The choral works will be Gabriel Faure's Requiem and Leonard Berstein's Chichester Psalm.

Brent Stewart is the director of Orpheus Choir of Wellington

Registration Form:

May Workshop Registration Form 2021

Note:  Click on the above link and click again on the the link that appears below it.

Conductor: Brent Stewart
Contact: Lynda Hunter
Email: robertlyndah@hotmail.com
God Save the Queens.
Jubilate Singers
Date / Time: 08/05/2021 7:45pm
Venue: St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester St
City: Christchurch
more info

A right royal celebration of music composed for the regnal queens of England presented by Jubilate Singers with guest artists: Christchurch Symphonic Brass, Oriana Vocal Quartet, soprano soloist Sarah-Jane Rennie, organist James Tibbles, and percussionists Brett Painter and Vicki King.

Help us celebrate in style. There are prizes for the best dressed Lady and Gentleman.

Conductor: Philip Norman
Contact: Vivien Hicks, Secretary
Phone: 027 842 8236
Email: vivienhicks@gmail.com
Website: www.jubilate.org.nz
Crucifixus - Music for Lent and Easter
Cantorum
Date / Time: 15/05/2021 5pm
Venue: All Saints Church Ponsonby
City: Auckland
more info

Our first concert was to be held during the season of Lent so it will not be a surprise to learn that much of the music in the programme is for Lent and Passiontide. We have three pairings O Quam Gloriosum (Byrd and Victoria); Ave Maria (Parsons and Victoria) and Justorum Animae (Stanford and Byrd), we find it fascinating to see how different composers set identical words. Our Easter choices stray as far as Ascensiontide and create a cheerful end to the programme.

We will include some entertaining instrumental music which will offer contrast of timbre and mood.

This concert has been rescheduled from 27 March to 15 May due to Covid related events.

Conductor: Anita Banbury
Email: cantorum.choir@gmail.com
Website: https://cantorum.nz/
Fields of Gold
Next Offramp
Date / Time: 15/05/2021 7:30pm
Venue: Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Parnell Cathedral
City: Auckland
more info

Join us at the breath-taking Bishop Selwyn Chapel for the premiere of our stunning new repertoire and to hear our special guests Chasing Grace and Stay Tuned.

What an opportunity to experience great a cappella sitting beneath the gold-leafed ceiling and against a backdrop of some of Auckland's most beautiful scenery.

Tickets at :NORtickets@outlook.co.nz.

Hurry, we have limited seating capacity and seats are selling fast !

Conductor: Wendy Moore
Applaud! Women in Music
City Choir Dunedin
Date / Time: 29/05/2021 7:30 pm
Venue: Knox Church
City: Dunedin
more info

We celebrate the contribution of women to choral music, as symbolised by St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. She was a noble lady of Rome around 230 AD who, despite her vow of virginity, was forced by her parents to marry a pagan nobleman named Valerian. During the wedding Cecilia sat apart singing to God in her heart. She was later declared the saint of musicians.

The programme includes works by Marianna Martines (Austria), Cécile Chaminade (France), Tamsin Jones (United Kingdom), Rosephanye Powell (America), and New Zealander Felicia Edgecombe. Also included is Benjamin Britten’s "Hymn to St Cecilia".

The choir will be joined by soloists Olivia Pike (soprano), Tessa Romano (mezzo-soprano) and Benjamin Madden (tenor), all local Dunedin artists. Sandra Crawshaw, lauded for her excellence on the piano, will provide the accompaniment. Other musicians on flute, oboe, clarinet and organ will add to the riches of this production. David Burchell, who has made a name for himself as a brilliant conductor, will provide musical direction and conduct the performance.

Highlights on the programme:

Marianna Martines (1744–1812), was a singer, pianist and composer of the classical period. Little known today, Marianna Martines was an acclaimed composer in her lifetime who influenced Mozart. Growing up, she took music lessons from a young, struggling composer who rented the attic of her family’s Vienna home. His name was Joseph Haydn. Already as a child she was good enough to perform before the imperial court. "Laudate Pueri Dominum" is a psalm by Mattei that Martines set to music. As befits the text, Marianna’s setting of Psalm 112 is a joyful, energetic work.

Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) composed "Hymn to St Cecilia", a work that is as easy to love as it is to admire. Throughout the hymn it is as if we are floating in the heavens, swooping down towards earth occasionally but then rising up again on the breeze – Britten’s music really is that wondrous and weightless. Small wonder that many Britten conductors count this hymn among their favourites of the composer’s works. The hymn was given its first (radio) performance in 1942.

Felicia Edgecombe (b. 1945), teacher, song-writer and musician, was born in Napier and educated at Tauranga Girls’ College, then later at Auckland University, studying English and Music for a BA degree. She has taught in secondary schools in Auckland and Wellington, serving as Head of Music at Queen Margaret College for many years. She is currently the musical director of the Capital Choir in Wellington. Extensively involved with choirs and church music, she has written many wide-ranging songs. "Shaky Places" is a set of 14 songs for mixed-voice choir, set to poems by various New Zealand poets. It is a collection of quintessential New Zealand experiences including the natural world, puzzles of identity and the Christchurch earthquakes. The individual songs range from powerful and profound to good humoured, witty and evocative.

Conductor: David Burchell
Contact: Leta Labuschagne
Phone: 0276844118
Email: info@citychoirdunedin.org.nz
Website: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/applaud-women-in-music/dunedin
Bach Musica NZ: Mozart Requiem & Grieg Piano Concerto
Bach Musica NZ
Date / Time: 13/06/2021 5PM
Venue: Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall
City: Auckland
more info

Mozart’s famous and mysterious Requiem, performed by Bach Musica NZ’s choir and orchestra;  and NZ star Tony Yan Tong Chen, winner of the 2019 Wallace Piano Competition, playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. 

Mozart Requiem  

Grieg Piano Concerto 

PRESENTED BY: Bach Musica NZ orchestra and chorus.

Rita Paczian: conductor
Tony Yan Ton Chen: Piano
Natasha Wilson: Soprano
Sarah Court: Alto
Patrick Power: Tenor
James Harrison: Baritone

Conductor: Rita Paczian
Email: admin@bachmusica.com
Website: https://bachmusica.com/
X
Login