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Waikato / Bay of Plenty

Waikato / Bay of Plenty

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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...
04 Oct 2019
Children in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Nelson regions have been singing their lungs out, rehearsing for their respective The Kids Sing (TKS) festivals to be held in Hamilton, Wellington...
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,...
22 Aug 2019
Thirteen secondary school choirs selected from The Big Sing Regional competitions in Auckland and Waikato/Bay of Plenty took to the stage to compete in the inaugural Big Sing Cadenza in Rotorua on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
26 Jun 2018
Recently NZCF stawart Judy Tallon was the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award, presented for her excellent contribution to NZCF in the BOP/Waikato region. Judy has been very active in the local...
19 Jun 2018
Fountain Valley High School from Orange County, California will be touring NZ with three vocal ensembles – the BaronTones, Troubadours and Le Petit Neuf. Conducted by Kevin Tison, these vocal...
16 Jun 2018
Here are the results from the regional The Big Sing competition for Waikato & Bay of Plenty, with thanks to Elizabeth Murray. Commended Voci Celesti (Aquinas College) Per Christe Canimus (St John’s...
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...
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...
11 Apr 2017
After 25 years of singing for pleasure and entertainment, the Hamilton Chorale is disbanding and would like to offer its uniforms and music library to any choir that would like to have them. Download...
05 Apr 2017
The Opunake Choir is disbanding and would like to donate their uniforms to another choir. There are 19 Jackets, 20 ties, 28 meters of material and two extra old style jackets. They also have four...
28 Mar 2017
New Zealand concert tour by College Chamber Choir from USA Music Celebrations International and Tour Time is pleased to announce the Allegheny Chamber Choir, from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania,...
06 Dec 2016
Kids Sing Report – Waikato/Bay of Plenty The third Waikato/Bay of Plenty NZCF Kids Sing was held at Southwell School, Hamilton on Tuesday18th October. Rotorua local Evelyn Falconer adjudicated the...
01 Nov 2016
Sing Aotearoa 16 has received enthusiastic praise from those attending.  The festival took place over Labour Weekend in Rotorua, with some 300 choral festival goers from around the country and...
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...
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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