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11 Aug 2020
New Zealand Choral Federation is looking forward to bring back The Big Sing in 2021. Dates for the regional festivals are: REGION DATES VENUE East Coast Wed 2 and Thurs 3 June ToiToi Hawke’s...
05 Aug 2020
We are delighted to announce the results of the 2020 NZCF/SOUNZ Choral Composition Competition for secondary school students. The competition was adjudicated by renowned NZ composer, David Hamilton,...
05 Aug 2020
A new round of Creative New Zealand funding opportunities has just opened and we’re delighted that two of CNZ’s Arts Practice Directors, Rose Campbell (Music & Opera) and Briar Munro (Community...
04 Aug 2020
In July we bade farewell to a remarkable woman who contributed enormously to the New Zealand choral scene, Paddy Nash. Paddy was Administrator of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 1985-1988 and came to...
27 Jul 2020
This term we’re creating a series of new playlists on the NZCF YouTube channel to celebrate the achievements of our secondary school choirs in this extraordinary year. High school choirs are...
13 Jul 2020
We’re excited to bring you an opportunity to subscribe to ‘Live from London’, a new, online festival from the VOCES8 Foundation, featuring some of the world’s finest vocal ensembles...
03 Jul 2020
On Saturday 11 July the largest, most prestigious international choral event ever to visit our shores would have launched with a bang! That evening an eager international audience was to be treated to...
03 Jul 2020
Over the past two weeks, NZCF has been running an online survey to gather information about the social and financial impacts of Covid-19 on our member choirs and their singers. The information we...
30 Jun 2020
Sing, They All Said, Just Sing Director: Sakshi Chadha | 14 min | 2019 | New Zealand This year’s Doc Edge Film Festival includes a short film featuring Auckland’s CeleBRation Choir – a...
30 Jun 2020
The old adage “practice makes perfect” is as true today as it has ever been… but practice needs to be meaningful and productive, and it must to steer you towards your ultimate end goal of...
30 Jun 2020
Aurora IV is a New Zealand-based male vocal ensemble focussing on repertoire for alto, two tenors and a bass. They have recently released their debut self-titled EP (extended play recording)...
09 Jun 2020
New Zealand is currently at Alert Level 1, as of 9 June.  With the elimination of Covid-19 from New Zealand, we are now in the privileged position of being able to resume choir rehearsals with no...
04 Jun 2020
Continuing our series of videos recorded at the 2019 Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release highlights from Catrin Johnsson’s daily sessions on Vocal Pedagogy and...
03 Jun 2020
We were thrilled to see so many of our choral community recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours this year. We extend our hearty congratulations to National Cadenza Coordinator and NZCF Otago...
29 May 2020
Q&A with leading NZ epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker On the eve of entering Alert Level 2, Wednesday 13 May, we hosted a Q&A session with Professor Michael Baker via Zoom/YouTube. Prof Baker is...
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