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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...
27 Oct 2018
TBS REGIONAL DATES AND VENUES 2019   Auckland Auckland Town Hall Mon 10 (tbc) -Thu 13 June Waikato/B.O.P Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga Thu 20 June East Coast Waiapu Cathedral...
24 Oct 2018
Blue skies and a light spring breeze set the scene for a choral tribute and farewell to Grant Hutchinson at Holy Trinity Cathedral on Labour Day afternoon. A chamber choir of 45, comprising Viva Voce...
17 Oct 2018
John Rosser, who served as Chair or Vice-Chair through most of Grant’s tenure, wrote the following tribute to Grant Hutchison for his ten years of admirable service to NZCF. John’s tribute is...
13 Oct 2018
Have you visited our YouTube page lately?! If so, you will see that the videos of each choir are being gradually uploaded. At the moment there are three sessions available with more coming soon. You...
12 Oct 2018
Grant was unable to attend the recent The Big Sing Finale Gala in Wellington but he played a key role nonetheless. As he watched the livestream with friends at his home in Auckland his prerecorded...
12 Oct 2018
14 June 1961 – 12 October 2018 It is with enormous sadness that we have to advise of the death of Grant Hutchinson, the New Zealand Choral Federation’s Chief Executive since 2008.    Grant died...
05 Oct 2018
A Special General Meeting is to be held on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at 5.00pm at 3 Woodley Avenue, Remuera, Auckland to address a number of changes to the NZCF Constitution. These mostly involve...
04 Oct 2018
In the uplifting film THE SONG KEEPERS, Director Naina Sen embeds with the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir as they prepare a repertoire of Baroque hymns, taught by 19th-century Lutheran...
04 Oct 2018
On Sunday September 16th 2018, at Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse, Supertonic Choir attempted to go “where no choir has gone before” with their sold-out production of Space: A Choral Odyssey. In...
04 Oct 2018
“Allan Purdy was a musical force to be reckoned with here in Taranaki. Born in New Plymouth he spent 15 years as HOD Music at Spotswood College, after which he was appointed Music Advisor for...
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