In our three major plenary presentations, delegates will enjoy:
Special Topics, Repertoire Reading and Open Rehearsals
In our 3pm sessions on Thursday and Friday, delegates will be able choose from:
Masterclasses & Advanced Conducting Strand
There are still a small number of places available for the Masterclasses and the Advanced Conducting Strand. If you haven’t already registered, be sure to get in soon as spaces are filling up quickly. Register for Choral Connect
The Grand Finale!
We can now reveal that the grand finale of the Choral Connect conference will be a performance of Bob Chilcott’s Canticles of Light. Delegates will rehearse the work over the four conference days and will also prepare excerpts from it to conduct in the conducting strands and masterclasses.
Canticles of Light is a dark and beautiful, yet also extremely approachable, work in three movements. The first two are darker in character: evening hymns that ask for protection and comfort through the night. The music lightens for the final hymn, a song for the morning that looks forward to a new beginning.
Prepared by artistic director Karen Grylls, and conducted by our guest conductor, Elise Bradley, a massed choir of all the delegates will be joined by the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choirand the Toronto Children’s Chorus, accompanied by Michael Stewarton the organ, and Brent Stewarton percussion. Be sure to invite any Wellington friends or family along to this concert as it is sure to be a highlight of the conference, and will be a magnificent experience in the stunning acoustic of our beautiful concert venue, St Mary of the Angels, at 7.30pm on Saturday 13 July.