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NZCF Wellington: May Workshop

NZCF Wellington: May Workshop

  • Date: 05/05/2023 00:00 - 06/05/2023 00:00
  • Location: Alan Gibbs Centre, Wellington College, 15 Dufferin Street
  • Tickets: Adults $50, NZCF members $40, students free

One of the cornerstone events of the Wellington choral scene is the annual May Workshop, hosted by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Choral Federation. With the exception of 2020, the event has run every year since 1988 and typically attracts over 150 singers from across the Wellington region and beyond. Traditionally held over the first weekend of May, the event starts with rehearsals on the Friday evening, continues the next day with morning and afternoon rehearsals, and culminates in a public concert on Saturday evening.

This year's May Workshop will be held on 5-6 May 2023 in the Alan Gibbs Centre at Wellington College and will feature Mozart's Requiemaccompanied by a dramatic orchestral reduction for two pianos and timpani. The workshop choir will be prepared once again by Brent Stewart, musical director of The Orpheus Choir. This is Brent's third time leading the workshop after smashing successes in 2021 and 2022. Past performances of the Mozart Requiem by the May Workshop choir were in 1999 with Rita Paczian, 2006 with Michael Fulcher, and 2014 with David Squire. 

Friday 5 May 

Registration from 6.00pm
Rehearsal One 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Saturday 6 May
Rehearsal Two  9.30am - 1.00pm
Rehearsal Three 2.00pm - 5.15pm
Concert performance - 7.30pm - 8.45pm

Workshop Participants $50 (20% discount for NZCF individual members)
Concert Tickets $15 - free entry for tertiary students & children (under 18)

More information including workshop registration, catering options, and concert ticketing is available at www.mayworkshop.co.nz or come back to this page, found on the NZCF website under Concerts & Events.

NZCF Wellington: May Workshop