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29 May 2020
Choirs of up to 100 members are now able to rehearse as of midday 29 May.  The 100-person maximum applies per each defined, separated area within a venue, as long as intermingling in common spaces,...
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...
27 May 2020
180 secondary school students from Whangarei to Invercargill reached out from their bubbles during lockdown to join voices in NZCF’s virtual choir project, The Virtual Sing.  Our newly-released...
22 May 2020
NZCF Governance Board 2020 Results We are delighted to announce the election of Megan Hurnard and Pete Rainey, and the re-election of David Squire, to the NZCF Governance Board. Juliet Dreaver...
14 May 2020
Articles related to virtual choirs and online music lessons & rehearsals We will continue to update this section as we become aware of more useful resources Best Zoom settings for remote music...
01 May 2020
Members of the Association of Choral Directors have been actively supporting each other during lockdown via the NZCF Association of Choral Directors (ACD) Facebook group page. On Wednesday nights at...
30 Apr 2020
Since so much of the world is in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, Auckland Choral have decided to share the documentary ‘100 Hallelujahs’ and make it freely available to watch on You Tube...
30 Apr 2020
INTERKULTUR and the Rundfunkchor Berlin are hosting the Sing Along project »Sing Along Concert ONLINE« from May 5-11 under the artistic direction of Simon Halsey and will bring together singers from...
30 Apr 2020
NZCF is delighted that renowned New Zealand composer David Hamilton will be the adjudicator for the NZCF/SOUNZ Choral Composition Competition 2020. The competition is open to NZ secondary...
03 Apr 2020
Orpheus Choir Wellington’s director Brent Stewart ran an innovative and highly enjoyable online rehearsal this week during lockdown – rated by all who took part as a runaway success! Brent says:...
03 Apr 2020
This week the NZCF Association of Choral Directors (ACD) Facebook group hosted a live Q&A session with UK conductor Ben Parry. Ben is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the...
03 Apr 2020
With the cancellation of many of NZCF’s major events this year, including the World Symposium of Choral Music and The Big Sing, we have been exploring other ways to engage with our choral...
03 Apr 2020
We’re delighted to release the next in our series of videos recorded at the 2019 Choral Connect convention in Wellington: Julie Wylie’s presentation Building Connections, Singing for Life in...
02 Apr 2020
Jenny Butlin was president of the Bay of Plenty branch of the NZCF during the 1990s, representing the region at NZCF Annual General Meetings and working closely with Ann-Elise Miles and our current...
02 Apr 2020
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Fine Tuning and Giving Direction workshops will not go ahead in May as advertised. We will be in touch directly with those who have registered to...
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