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Cadenza combines the excitement of a competitive, Finale-style event with the extra dimension of massed workshops, featuring an international choral specialist who also acts as adjudicator. These two-day events, which involve a total of 36 choirs from across New Zealand, culminate in a public gala concert where all choirs at the festival showcase an item from their Cadenza repertoire and sing together music prepared with our international guest.

The 2022 Cadenza festivals will take place in three centres – one in the South Island, one in the lower North Island and one in the upper North Island – with 12 choirs in each. Those invited to attend Cadenza are the 12 choirs from their area ranked immediately below those selected for Finale, with a limit of one choir per school.

Tickets are now on sale for all three 2022 Cadenza events:
Click here for ticketing and session time information

Click here to download the schedule of choirs for each Cadenza session

Competing choirs present one recital of three items in all. See TBS Conditions of Entry).

Click here for a list of choirs who have been selected for Cadenza 2022. 

Cadenza dates for 2022:

Region Dates 2022 Venue Coordinator
South Island: Timaru Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August 2022 Craighead Diocesan School (competitive sessions) /
Sacred Heart Basilica (gala)

Wayne Pahl

Lower North Island: Whanganui Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 August 2022 Royal Whanganui Opera House Edwyna McDonald
Upper North Island: Rotorua Sunday 21 and Monday 22 August 2022 Rotorua Energy Events Centre Elizabeth Pilaar

For more information please contact NZCF's Events Manager, Emma Billings, on 0211718501 or at emma.billings@nzcf.org.nz


Future Finales
The following are the dates for The Big Sing Finale in 2022: Christchurch (Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 August 2022 in the Christchurch Town Hall)  
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