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09 Dec 2019
We are delighted to announce our three regional adjudicators for 2020: Philip Norman, Rachael Griffiths-Hughes and Peter Watts. A full list of regional dates and adjudicators is below, along with...
06 Dec 2019
The New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC) has just turned 40 and to celebrate, it’s holding a special Christmas concert in Auckland, Friday 6 December, before boarding a cruise ship the next day for a...
06 Dec 2019
Continuing our series of videos recorded at the 2019 Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release Rachel Fuller’s presentation Not just an accompanist! in which she...
06 Dec 2019
2019 is drawing to a close and it’s been another very busy one for our Big Sing sponsors, Tour Time. As valued partners and colleagues, we invited them to share their reflections on a year of...
06 Dec 2019
This month, MPs and staffers from across Parliament are coming together to stage a fundraising show like no other …with a little help from Brent Stewart and the NZCF. For one night only, it won’t...
06 Dec 2019
Looking for ways to show your choir director how much you appreciate them? How about giving them the gift of a career-boosting opportunity for Christmas? Both your conductor and your choir will...
06 Dec 2019
For one glorious week in July 2020, Auckland will be alive with choral concerts, awash with international delegates and teeming with music lovers from around the country and around the globe....
06 Nov 2019
We’re delighted to announce that British ensemble VOCES8 will join the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020) programme with two headline performances. WSCM2020 will be the ensemble’s...
06 Nov 2019
What choral conductor has not dreamt of having a search tool able to bring up a complete list of works to match precise needs or criteria? Musica International’s Virtual Choral Library is exactly...
05 Nov 2019
Following on from this year’s highly successful Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release the second in a series of videos we recorded at selected Choral Connect...
05 Nov 2019
In the last major project before his death, NZCF’s former Chair Dr Guy Jansen set out to document the outstanding development of choral music in Aotearoa. That project has come to fruition in the...
05 Nov 2019
Wellington chamber choir Inspirare recently presented a concert of songs for women’s voices titled Femme, featuring 16 of its women alongside 16 student singers from four colleges in the...
04 Oct 2019
This month, prominent Christchurch musician Don Whelan (who, for many years, was Canterbury Regional Coordinator of The Big Sing) marks 50 years as Director of Music for the Cathedral of the Blessed...
04 Oct 2019
One of NZ’s leading choral practitioners, Dr Andrew Withington, has recently taken up the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Westminster...
24 Sep 2019
Face to face. Voice vs. voice. One hundred Aucklanders sing about their generations. This month award-winning theatre-maker Jo Randerson (Barbarian Productions) and musical maestro Julian Raphael...
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