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Association of Choral Directors
Manawatu / Whanganui

Manawatu / Whanganui

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08 Jul 2018
NZCF is pleased to announce the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) ‘Spirit of the Festival’ Youth Ambassador Awards for 2018.  The awards are given in recognition of the ways in which TBS...
06 Jul 2018
Stanley Barnes was taken by surprise when he was presented with a Distinguished Service Award at the Gala Concert of The Big Sing Regional Festival held in the Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North on...
04 Jul 2018
NEWSFLASH: Tickets are now on sale for The Big Sing Finale Gala Concert on Saturday 1 September at 6.30pm from Ticketmaster. Tickets are $30 for Adults, and $20 for Students and Children. The New...
25 Jun 2018
Hundreds of young voices joined in a day of harmony, rhythm and expression at the regional The Big Sing for secondary schools. The annual day pits Manawatū-Whanganui secondary school choirs,...
27 Apr 2018
Recently the Kapiti Chamber Choir and Renaissance Singers collaborated in a concert. Eric Sidoti writes: “We circulated major choirs in the Palmerston North, Hutt Valley, and Wellington areas,...
18 Apr 2018
Members of the busy Regional Committee, NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui at a meeting held at Chair Roy Tankersley’s home, Palmerston North on 3rd March. Grant Hutchinson NZCF’s CE was present to meet...
18 Apr 2018
Over 260 singers from eight choirs (including two from Wellington region) took part in the Manawatu-Whanganui branch’s SingFest held in St Peter’s Church, Palmerston North on Saturday 7 April...
05 Mar 2018
Primary Gestures are one-day workshops for leaders of children’s choirs that cover topics such as developing young voices, choosing repertoire for your choir and developing a conducting gesture that...
11 Dec 2017
All choirs in the Manawatu-Whanganui and neighbouring regions are cordially invited to take part in a non-competitive SingFest 2108.  Choirs may choose their own repertoire with 12 minutes maximum...
11 Sep 2017
A very successful The Kids Sing festival was held at Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School, on Tuesday, August 15. Seven choirs from Bulls (pictured), Linton Camp, Palmerston North,...
02 Aug 2017
The next IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Auckland from 11 to 18 July 2020. For more information, see the WSCM2020 website. Watch the announcment in Barcelona from our WSCM2020...
30 Jun 2017
We have just enjoyed The Big Sing regional festivals with a record 10,500 students from 270 choirs (160 schools) taking part. Congratulations to all concerned and many thanks to our regional...
30 Jun 2017
A new award given at the recent regional events, the Ministry of Youth Development ‘Spirit of the Festival’ Youth Ambassadors Award, recognises the ways in which The Big Sing offers development...
28 Jun 2017
Last week – 18-24 June – was National Volunteer Week, and the backbone of NZCF really is its large volunteer force. So we’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our hundreds of...
18 May 2017
On Saturday 13 May 2017 our region held a successful workshop attended by 45 singers from member choirs. The focus of this workshop, facilitated by Eric Sidoti, was to develop an understanding and...
04 Apr 2017
In 2015 Stanley Barnes relinquished his role as the Region’s secretary. His service to the Regional TBS covers a period of 15 years as Treasurer, holding the dual position of Regional Coordinator...
22 Feb 2017
A brief choir forum was held in July 2016 as part of the AGM for the Manawatu-Whanganui region. This was a chance for the local choirs attending ( Lyric Singers, James Cook School Choir, Parish...
22 Feb 2017
This biennial festival was held at St Peter’s Church, Palmerston North on Saturday 19 March 2016. Representing six choirs from the region, 153 singers participated in a day where each choir...
20 Feb 2017
Planning is in hand for the NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui 2017 AGM and Workshop lead by Eric Sidoti. This will be held at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Maunder Street, Marton on Saturday 13 May, commencing at...
30 Sep 2016
NZCF now has our member choirs’ concerts listed on our website and you can find them in two ways: Home page – search under ‘Upcoming Events’ Regions – select your region and click on...
15 Jun 2016
Seven primary and intermediate schools took part in The Kids’ Sing, at Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School on Wednesday, 9th June,  which brought together the voices of about 210...
01 Feb 2016
      Here are the dates and venues for The Big Sing regional festivals in 2017 The Big Sing Finale will be held at Auckland’s ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 August...
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