Sing and train alongside all three National Choirs!
For the first time choristers will have the chance to join a national academy of choral singing. Organised by Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand, all three national choirs (NZ Secondary Students’ Choir, NZ Youth Choir, Voices NZ) will be in residence and keen singers from around the country can book their place to experience these choirs in action, sit-in and sing with the choirs, and have access to their professional artistic staff for workshops in musicianship, vocal and conducting techniques.
Register for one of these three groups:
- Group S: age 13-17, mirroring NZSSC
- Group Y: age 18-25, mirroring NZYC
- Group V: Adults (age 25+) with a good choral skill level, and a keen desire to advance their vocal and language skills.
With Love and Hope - Gyda Chariad a Gobaith
AWC Performs for A Girl Called Hope, featuring tenor Manase Latu.
Early each March the Auckland Welsh Choir celebrates St David, the patron saint of Wales. On March 3, 2019 we will showcase music of love and hope, through popular choral music and our traditional, wide-ranging and well-loved repertoire. For this concert the choir is delighted to welcome as its soloist young tenor, Manase Latu. Manase is a recent Lexus finalist and winner of the prestigious New Zealand Aria in 2018.
Our concert is fundraising for A Girl Called Hope, and we invite you to join us. Your presence will help all who work with A Girl Called Hope to continue providing a future full of hope and potential to every young woman.
“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, cast the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles, 1812 - 1904
Conductor: Diana Williams Rhodes Contact: Karen Brook, Secretary Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: aucklandwelshchoir.nz Ticket prices: TBA
This event, to mark the founding of world peace after the Great War, is our fourth and final World War One commemoration event.
On the programme: the exquisitely beautiful "Adagio for Strings" by Samuel Barber, preceding the main work of the evening, Giuseppe Verdi's powerful "Requiem".
Soloists for the "Requiem" are Anna Leese (soprano), Kristin Darragh (mezzo-soprano), Amitai Pati (tenor) and Wade Kernot (bass).
The sprouting of poppy flowers on battlefields and grave sites across Europe marked the conclusion of World War I and these flowers feature prominently in John McCrae’s poem "In Flanders Fields". After the war, the Royal British Legion promoted the wearing of red poppies on November 11, Armistice Day. Britons also place wreaths of them on graves
In 1933, the anti-war Women’s Co-operative Guild began selling white poppies to embody both remembrance and pacifism; the whiteness symbolized a lack of bloodshed.
While they were not meant to conflict with the red poppy, the white poppy has sometimes been seen as a political symbol. According to the BBC, "many veterans felt that its significance undermined their contribution and the lasting meaning of the red poppy". Today however, the Royal British Legion neither condemns nor endorses them and another group, the Peace Pledge Union, has taken over the white poppy emblem.