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03 Jan 2019
This July 17-24, 2019, you have the opportunity to be a part of a unique choral festival in exotic Southeast Asia! This traditional choir festival, which Thailand’s Minister of Culture awarded the...
19 Dec 2018
In May 2019, the NZCF Association of Choral Directors is running in-school choral workshops in the Invercargill, Dunedin and Timaru regions prior to The Big Sing (TBS) festivals. ACD Advisor Dr...
07 Dec 2018
In our February issue of eBreve we will outline plans for Cadenza, our new initiative for The Big Sing choirs, which we’re intending to launch in August 2019, in three regional centres. Planning is...
06 Dec 2018
Every performance of Handel’s Messiah is a special event, and Auckland Choral’s 2018 performance will be extra special, as Christmas 2018 marks a hundred years of Auckland Choral’s Messiah...
06 Dec 2018
  Twenty eight years ago, NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. The vast map of our universe that it produced stands as one of the most important...
06 Dec 2018
Symposium no laughing matter for WSCM2020 Festival Manager! Despite her comedy credentials, new WSCM Festival Manager Kylie Sealy is taking very seriously the challenge of making the 12th World...
05 Dec 2018
In October this year, our premier national choir, VOICES New Zealand, headed overseas for a 6-centre, 4-country whirlwind tour of Europe. Directed by Karen Grylls, the choir was joined by taonga...
05 Dec 2018
10 – 13 July 2019 at  St Mark’s Church School, Basin Reserve, Wellington Choral Connect in 2017 was a huge success – and in 2019 the Association of Choral Directors’ convention will be held...
05 Dec 2018
Where: Auckland Town Hall, NZ When: 02 Dec 2018 By: Clare Martin Bach Musica delivered a veritable box of Christmas bon-bons last Sunday night at Auckland’s Town Hall. At the centre of the...
19 Nov 2018
As summer makes its – gradual – appearance once again, we’re already breaking out the beach towels, barbies and jandals and getting ready to sing our favourite seasonal songs and carols...
15 Nov 2018
The NZCF Special General Meeting, held on Tuesday 6th November 2018, was a boutique affair, however, the changes to the constitution were passed unanimously. We would like to say a big thank you to...
02 Nov 2018
These days getting bums on concert seats is not just a matter of a poster at the library and an ad in the local paper. Contacting your audience through email and social media is essential, but can be...
01 Nov 2018
World Choral Day is an international event to extol the values of solidarity, peace and understanding. This year it’s also commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of WWI. Since 1990...
01 Nov 2018
A fabulous opportunity for 18-28 year olds, the Asia-Pacific Youth Choir (APYC) will take place in Hong Kong from 20-25 July 2019. NZ was one of the original members of the Asia Pacific Choral...
01 Nov 2018
Conductor, broadcaster, singer, and teacher Christine Argyle has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the New Zealand Choral Federation. Singing and choral music have always been central to...
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