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The Big Sing 2018 Finale

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 Zealand Choral Federation wishes to congratulate all schools that took part in The Big Sing this year. After a rigorous selection process, here is the final list of choirs that will be attending the Finale at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington from Thursday 30 August to Saturday 1 September 2018. The timetable and ticketing information is also listed below.

in alphabetical order by choir
Amanda St Margaret’s College & Christ’s College Canterbury-West Coast
Animoso Bethlehem College Waikato-Bay of Plenty*
Bel Canto Burnside High School Canterbury-West Coast
Black Watch Singers St Cuthbert’s College Auckland
Blue Notes Tawa College Wellington
Burnside High School Senior Chorale Burnside High School Canterbury-West Coast
Cantala Wellington East Girls’ College Wellington
Cantare Westlake Girls’ High School Auckland
Con Anima St Patrick’s College, Wellington Wellington
Con Brio Villa Maria College Canterbury-West Coast
Euphony Kristin School Auckland
Femme Southland Girls’ High School Southland
Fortissimo Dilworth School Auckland
Kentoris Saint Kentigern College Auckland
Leonessa Takapuna Grammar School Auckland
Macleans College Chorale Macleans College Auckland
OK Chorale Palmerston North Boys’ High School Manawatu-Whanganui
Paradisum Epsom Girls’ Grammar School Auckland
Saints Alive St Cuthbert’s College Auckland
Schola Baradene College of the Sacred Heart Auckland
Sings Hilda St Hilda’s Collegiate Otago-South Canterbury
St Cecilia Singers Diocesan School for Girls Auckland
Viva Camerata Rathkeale College & St Matthew’s Collegiate Wellington
Wellington College Chorale Wellington College Wellington
* Participated in East Coast Regional Festival

Sings Hilda from St. Hilda’s Collegiate in Dunedin has replaced a girls’ choir that was unable to accept.

Tickets to the Finale will become available later this week from Ticketmaster. It is highly recommended to book well in advance for the Gala Concert to avoid disappointment, as we are expecting a capacity house.

FIRST PRIZE Fergus Byett Tauhara College Karanga Ākau
SECOND PRIZE Xiaole Zhan Westlake Girls’ High School Nocturne
THIRD PRIZE Amy Lambert Westlake Girls’ High School Icelandic Nights
VERY HIGHLY COMMENDED Blake Nicholson Westlake Boys’ High School Lux aeterna
HIGHLY COMMENDED Blake Scanlen Westlake Boys’ High School O magnum mysterium
COMMENDED Sam Nicholson Westlake Boys’ High School Karakia Whakamutunga

Schedule (recital schedule will be available later on)

Thursday 30 August
Opening Ceremony    12:00pm
Recital session entry $5 (cash) at the door; $30 for three days
Session 1         2:00pm
Session 2         5:00pm
Session 3        8:00pm

Friday 31 August
Recital session entry – $5 (cash) at the door
Session 4         11:00am
Session 5         1:30pm
Session 6         3:45pm
Session 7         6:30pm

Saturday 1 September
Daytime session entry – $5 (cash) at the door
Session 8         10:30am

Gala Concert
6:30pm – Ticketmaster: $30.00, tertiary student (with ID) and child $20.00, plus fees