The Canterbury/West Coast Regional competition was held on Thursday 7 & Friday 8 June 2018 in the lovely new auditorium at The Piano, Centre for Music and the Arts, while the evening Gala Concerts were held in the St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral.
This year 26 choirs from 15 schools and around 850 choristers participated. It was great to be able to welcome a new, student-initiated choir, Amanda, and four first-time conductors in the competition this year. They prepared themselves well and produced some great vocal sound.
Once again, we are grateful to our awesome team of volunteers: many from the Christchurch Youth Choir, but others who were friends and choristers of our committee. They took responsibility for stage management, school registration, time keeping, and many other roles. Without these people generously offering their time, our event would not run as smoothly as it does.
Well done everyone and congratulations to the choirs who delighted us with a vast array of repertoire! Best wishes to those who are selected to represent our region at the finale in Wellington in August.
Thursday 7 June awards here
Friday 8 June awards here