eBreve 3 February 2023
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In this issue: NZCF Strategic Survey / Membership renewal & sign-up / Children and Youth outreach initiatives  / Sing Aotearoa '23: We Are One Voice / Choral Connect  at King's/ The Gesualdo Six at Auckland Arts Festival / WSCM in Istanbul
Kia ora <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the first eBreve for 2023. We’re gearing up for an exciting and busy year with both Choral Connect and Sing Aotearoa to look forward to, as well as some major new projects to roll out this year and next.
We were thrilled to learn just before Christmas that NZCF has won a substantial grant from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Regeneration Fund. You can find out all about the new initiatives we’ll be implementing as a result of that funding by listening to the RNZ Concert interview included in this eBreve. You’ll also find ads for two new NZCF positions to coordinate these projects.
Two of our flagship national events, Choral Connect and Sing Aotearoa, will intersect at the end of September, enabling singers and conductors to more easily attend both. We’ll let you know via eBreve when registrations are open, and we look forward to revealing further details of presenters and showcase choirs over the coming months.
It's really not that long now until NZCF hosts the 13th World Choir Games in Auckland in July 2024. This is a tremendous opportunity for a wide range of NZ choirs and singing groups to participate. We encourage you to discuss this with your choir and to put the World Choir Games in your 2024 schedule.
While there’s so much going on in 2023 and 2024, it’s important for the Governance Board to look ahead to the future and how our organisation might continue to evolve.Your needs and aspirations are an important part of our strategic planning and I encourage you to take part in the survey included in this eBreve, so you can have your say in the future direction of NZCF.
Thank you for whatever role you are playing - whether as a singer, conductor, committee member, volunteer or concertgoer - your contribution is vital to NZCF. And if you’re in one of the recent flood-stricken areas of the country, kia kaha for the road ahead as you pick up the pieces to carry on.
Ngā mihi nui
Warwick Harvey
New Zealand Choral Federation
Te Kotahitanga Manu Reo o Aotearoa

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Have your say on NZCF's strategic direction and go in the draw to win one of two free annual memberships (Personal or ACD). Click on the image above to complete our short survey. 
NZCF membership - come join us!
Now's the time to renew your NZCF membership for 2023 - or join us if you haven't already! Click through to find out more about the benefits we offer our members or to renew online. 
New initiatives for 2023/24 
Listen to our Chief Executive, Christine Argyle, talking to Bryan Crump on RNZ Concert about the new primary/intermediate and youth initiatives we're rolling out in 2023/2024, thanks to funding from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 
Join our Choral Outreach Team
Are you a self-starter with project management or administration experience who would enjoy working from home? We're looking for two full-time Outreach Coordinators - both are fixed-term positions through to 30 June 2024. 
Sing Aotearoa: We Are One Voice 
We're excited to announce the theme of Sing Aotearoa 2023: We Are One Voice, celebrating the diverse singing cultures of Aotearoa New Zealand. Find out more about this vibrant festival to be held in South Auckland 29 Sept - 1 Oct.
Choral Connect at King's College
Our biennial professional development conference for choral leaders will take place from 27-29 September this year. Karen Grylls will lead a hands-on, in-person conference at King's College in Auckland. Save the dates!
Hear The Gesualdo Six in Auckland 
This award-winning UK vocal ensemble is presenting a special choral programme at the Auckland Arts Festival in March, plus there's the opportunity for intermediate and secondary school choirs to join them for a masterclass. 
WSCM 2023 in Istanbul
It's not too late to register for this year's World Symposium in Istanbul. If you're planning a trip to the Northern Hemisphere in April, why not join some of the world's finest choral leaders and choirs in this fascinating part of the world?  
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