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19 Jan 2021
Choral Workshop with David Squire Palmerston North – 25 February 2021 As part of David Squire’s work with school choirs in the Manawatu/Whanganui area, David will lead an Open Workshop for choir...
16 Dec 2020
We’re thrilled to announce that NZCF has won the rights to host the 13th World Choir Games, regarded as the ‘Olympics of Choral Music’, in Auckland in July 2024. WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO...
04 Dec 2020
We’re delighted to announce that NZCF’s former Chair John Rosser has recently been elected to the Board of the International Federation for Choral Music. John will be one of a board of 16...
04 Dec 2020
We’re sorry to be farewelling two of our National Office staff at the end of December: Cathryn Wyllie (Operations Manager) and Jenni Prentice (Accounts Manager). NZCF’s Chief Executive Christine...
02 Dec 2020
To end the school year on a positive note, we’re delighted to share our Kids Online Singalong video presented in collaboration with MENZA (Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa). The project was...
17 Nov 2020
We were delighted to receive entries from all over New Zealand for The Online Sing: A showcase for NZ secondary school choirs. We held watch parties on our YouTube channel and The Big Sing Facebook...
05 Nov 2020
Two NZCF regions – Otago and Manawatu-Whanganui – ran highly successful SingFest events last week. On Thursday 29 October, NZCF Otago hosted a SingFest in Dunedin titled ‘Thank you for the...
05 Nov 2020
Our tamariki around New Zealand have been joining together in song once again at The Kids Sing events in Manawatu, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay. Over the last few weeks, hundreds of primary and...
08 Oct 2020
All of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1, as of 8 October 2020.   There are currently no limits on the number of people at a gathering, which means that choirs in all parts of the country are able...
30 Sep 2020
In sunny weather and sublime conditions, this year’s Christchurch community choral festival was a celebration of singing that lifted the spirits of Covid-weary Cantabrians. Over ten days, and...
30 Sep 2020
“No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.”  (W.H Auden) This month, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is taking to the operatic stage for Voices...
28 Sep 2020
On Thursday 24 September the Performing Arts Centre at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt reverberated with the sound of school choirs performing again. The Mini Sing brought together choirs from...
04 Sep 2020
We’re pleased to announce the dates for The Big Sing 2021. Check out the tables below for the TBS dates in your region, as well as dates and locations for Cadenza and Finale. Registrations for...
04 Sep 2020
We are excited to announce that our biennial national conference, Choral Connect, will take place July 14 – 17 2021 in Auckland under the leadership of Artistic Director Karen Grylls.  Choral...
04 Sep 2020
  Hosted by Simon Christie, Choral Kōrero is a new series of talks that aims to uncover a broad spectrum of insights and anecdotes from New Zealand’s choral community. Throughout the series,...
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