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04 Nov 2022
Established in 2000, the World Choir Games is the largest choral festival and competition on the globe and has been called the Olympics of choral singing. It is renowned for its ability to bring...
01 Nov 2022
A year on from our highly successful Choral Connect conference in Auckland, we’re delighted to release a series of videos recorded at each of the sessions. Choral Connect is the Association of...
31 Oct 2022
An exciting new choral venture was launched last month in Auckland: The New Zealand Children’s Choral Academy. We invited the project’s two Artistic Directors, Elise Bradley and Karen Grylls, to...
20 Oct 2022
NZCF is delighted to partner again with MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa) and the New Zealand Music Commission for the third year of our virtual choir project, Kids Online...
07 Oct 2022
NZCF’s inaugural Chair, John Rosser, recently travelled to Lisbon to attend the General Assembly of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and the 2022 World Choral Expo. John was...
06 Oct 2022
On 13 September 2022, New Zealand moved out of the COVID-19 Protection Framework, also known as the ‘Traffic Light System’. This change has meant that: – the government’s previous Events and...
01 Sep 2022
The month of August was very much dominated by high school choral singing – and what a celebration it was after two years in a row without being able to carry out the full Cadenza and Finale...
29 Aug 2022
  Congratulations to all the participating choirs in The Big Sing National Finale 2022! Our adjudicators were hugely impressed with the high standard of performance and were blown away by the passion...
03 Aug 2022
Choral directors and leaders of children’s singing can now hone their skills from the comfort of their own home in Zoom sessions with an ACD advisor. Continuing our successful series of Zoom...
03 Aug 2022
We’re thrilled that celebrity TV presenter Miriama Kamo will compère The Big Sing Finale this year in the Christchurch Town Hall. Miriama has a distinguished career as a broadcast journalist  and...
01 Aug 2022
EMPOWERING MUSIC TEACHERS IRMTNZ Regional Mini-Conferences   Empowering Music Teachers is a set of two consecutive conferences the Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand is holding in...
30 Jun 2022
A year on from last year’s highly successful Choral Connect conference in Auckland, we’re delighted to release the first in a series of videos we recorded at selected conference sessions. Choral...
30 Jun 2022
We’re always pleased to welcome new Member Choirs to our NZCF community, and this year we’re thrilled to say “nǐ hǎo” to the Music Association of Auckland. MAA was founded back in 2002 with...
02 Jun 2022
Juliet Dreaver, our dedicated Governance Board Chair of the past four years, was awarded Life Membership last month at our Annual General Meeting. Juliet has worked tirelessly to further NZCF’s...
02 Jun 2022
Last month’s AGM saw the completion of NZCF Chair Juliet Dreaver’s third and final term on the Governance Board and the retirement of fellow Board member Toby Gee. Both were thanked for their...
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