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Read the latest Manawatu / Whanganui Region April 2019 NZCF newsletter

 

News

03 Jul 2019
NZCF Manawatu-Whanganui’s AGM attracted the majority of the 46 singers and administrators that participated in the Region’s Annual workshop held in Marton on Saturday 18 May. During the formal...
03 Jul 2019
PN Girls’ High School Cantatrices scoops Supreme Award at Manawatu-Whanganui TBS on Thursday 13 June.  The same choir received the Judith & Guy Donaldson award for the best performance of a New...
07 Jun 2019
940 singers from 25 secondary school choirs will be coming to the Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North for the Manawatu-Whanganui ‘The Big Sing’ Regional Festival on Thursday 13 June. Districts &...
07 Jun 2019
The Big Sing regionals are well underway, with Hawkes Bay leading the way on 29 & 30 May and Christchurch choirs singing their hearts out as we ‘go to print’.  Further festivals are scheduled for...
06 Jun 2019
We’re pleased to announce details of the plenary sessions and presentation topics at this year’s Choral Connect, as well as revealing the major work the delegate choir will sing at the final...
04 May 2019
The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) is supporting The Big Sing (TBS) for the third consecutive year, in recognition of the ways in which TBS festivals offer development opportunities to student...
03 May 2019
Joe Christensen of Havelock North, the Musical Director of the NZ Male Choir, is the Facilitator for this year’s Manawatu-Whanganui workshop in Marton on Saturday 18 May entitled “The things a...
02 May 2019
We were very sorry to hear of the death of Di Lenihan on 12 April 2019. Di was held in the highest esteem by her colleagues all around New Zealand and occupied a key position in NZ choral music for...
01 May 2019
Song Leaders Network Aotearoa (SLNA) is an organisation aiming to support leaders of singing groups that learn by ear, and that sing informally/recreationally or for health benefits. Their members...
29 Apr 2019
The Manawatu / Whanganui region elected committee 2018/2019 presents all the region’s news and information of the activities from most of its affiliated choirs in their April 2019 NZCF newsletter. ...
04 Apr 2019
Cadenza, the ‘next best thing to The Big Sing Finale’ will be launched this August in Rotorua (please note the change in dates!), Whanganui and Timaru. Cadenza enables 36 competing choirs from...
06 Mar 2019
WSCM2020 is thrilled to announce the stunning line-up of 24 world-class choirs and over 40 distinguished choral practitioners coming to Auckland in July 2020. The International Artistic Committee...
18 Feb 2019
Registration for The Big Sing (TBS) 2019 is now open, as are entries for the NZCF/SOUNZ choral competition. TBS is a dynamic, national group-singing competition for secondary school students. The Big...
08 Feb 2019
Plans are shaping up for three Cadenza festivals around the country this August. Cadenza is the ‘next best thing to The Big Sing Finale’ enabling 36 competing choirs from across New Zealand to...
05 Feb 2019
It’s an exciting month of milestones for WSCM2020! Having had 100% acceptance from the 24 world-class selected choirs, we are launching the core programme and opening earlybird registrations on 20...
05 Feb 2019
Bea is originally from the UK, but spent 14 years living in Amsterdam where she worked as an accountant for two multinational companies. She and her partner Paul immigrated to New Zealand in 1993 and...
27 Oct 2018
TBS REGIONAL DATES AND VENUES 2019 Registration opens February 18 and closes March 18, 2019. Late closing April 5, 2019, late entry fee $80. Late payment fee $100 after May 9. SOUNZ Composition...
27 Sep 2018
Renaissance Singers are pleased to announce that Christine Archer-Lockwood has been appointed as their new Music Director commencing in 2019. She replaces Guy Donaldson who is retiring after thirty...
20 Aug 2018
The Kids Sing Manawatū-Whanganui was recently held in Palmerston North. You can see more information in the following news story from the Manawatū Standard News:...
24 Jul 2018
DAVID CHILDS David is a full-time freelance composer of music, conductor, educator, and owner of River Avon productions (www.davidchilds.com). In addition to a busy composing and presentation...
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...
Regional events Member choirs in the region Regional contacts Photos from the region
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