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06 Nov 2019
Wellington chamber choir Inspirare recently presented a concert of songs for women’s voices titled Femme, featuring 16 of its women alongside 16 student singers from four colleges in the...
06 Nov 2019
What choral conductor has not dreamt of having a search tool able to bring up a complete list of works to match precise needs or criteria? Musica International’s Virtual Choral Library is exactly...
05 Nov 2019
Following on from this year’s highly successful Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release the second in a series of videos we recorded at selected Choral Connect...
05 Nov 2019
We’re delighted to announce that British ensemble VOCES8 will join the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020) programme with two headline performances. WSCM2020 will be the ensemble’s...
05 Nov 2019
In the last major project before his death, NZCF’s former Chair Dr Guy Jansen set out to document the outstanding development of choral music in Aotearoa. That project has come to fruition in the...
04 Oct 2019
Following on from this year’s highly successful Choral Connect convention in Wellington, we’re delighted to release the first in a series of videos we recorded at selected Choral Connect sessions....
04 Oct 2019
One of NZ’s leading choral practitioners, Dr Andrew Withington, has recently taken up the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Westminster...
24 Sep 2019
Register now for WSCM2020 and you could score your accommodation for free! Book for either the Full or Half Symposium by 31 October and you’ll be in the draw to win your accommodation at...
24 Sep 2019
This month, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is embarking on a unique tour of nine regional centres for Chamber Music New Zealand. Choirs Aotearoa Chief Executive Arne Herrmann tells us more… As...
06 Sep 2019
The Big Sing got even bigger this year with the addition of three highly successful Cadenza festivals in the South Island (Timaru), Lower North Island (Whanganui) and Upper North Island (Rotorua). A...
06 Sep 2019
Introducing NZCF’s new Accounts and Membership Manager We’re delighted to welcome Jenni Prentice to the NZCF staff to take on the combined roles of Accounts Manager and Membership Administrator....
06 Sep 2019
With WSCM2020 now less than a year away, and with hundreds of people from over 40 countries already registered, the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland is shaping up to be one of the...
03 Sep 2019
Over 170 singers from choirs in Waikato and Bay of Plenty will join with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia this month for four memorable performances of Haydn’s mighty oratorio Creation, in Rotorua,...
23 Aug 2019
**WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE** Around 830 singers with their choir directors and supervisors will converge on Dunedin 29-31 August when the 24 secondary school choirs selected from The Big Sing (TBS)...
20 Aug 2019
Twelve Secondary School choirs selected from The Big Sing Regional competitions in  Wellington, East Coast, Manawatu-Whanganui and Taranaki took to the stage to compete in the inaugural Big Sing...
01 Aug 2019
Introducing Trinity College London’s Exams for Choirs You probably know about Trinity College London’s exams for solo singers and instrumentalists, but did you know Trinity also offers assessments...
01 Aug 2019
Over 1800 young singers are excitedly preparing for The Big Sing Cadenza and Finale festivals coming up this month in Timaru, Whanganui, Rotorua and Dunedin. 36 secondary school choirs were selected...
01 Aug 2019
The sound of children’s voices will be ringing out in Auckland, Hastings and Whanganui this month when the NZCF regional The Kids Sing festivals are held. Details of each festival are as...
01 Aug 2019
We’re very excited to announce that Hilary Barry will be the compère for the Gala Concert at this year’s The Big Sing Finale in Dunedin. Hilary was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir from...
31 Jul 2019
The next Advance Ticket deadline for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020) is 31 December 2019. Early Bird tickets closed mid-August and the event organisers were thrilled with the...
30 Jul 2019
Last month, 85 of New Zealand’s choral directors came together in Wellington to exchange ideas and develop their art at the NZCF Association of Choral Directors’ biennial Choral Connect...
30 Jul 2019
Auckland Youth Choir’s 38-voice chamber choir spent six days in Sydney last month at the Australian International Music Festival alongside groups from Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore,...
30 Jul 2019
Two young New Zealand singers, Charlotte Leigh and Melissa Tsoi, were honoured to be selected for the 2019 Asia Pacific Youth Choir. They recently returned from performances in Hong Kong at the Asia...
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