eBreve  l  September 2019
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In this issue: Fabulous Finale / Hilary Helps / Triple Cadenza / Tim Sharp on RNZ Concert / Sing Creation / Christchurch SingFest / Meet Jenni Prentice / Flocking to WSCM2020
Dear <<First Name>>

August was a BIG month! It was the month when The Big Sing got even bigger with the addition of three Cadenza festivals in Timaru, Whanganui and Rotorua ahead of The Big Sing Finale in Dunedin. More than 1800 singers from 59 secondary school choirs took part in one of these four outstanding events.

As well, over 2,500 young primary school singers sang their hearts out in Kids Sing festivals in Auckland, Hastings and Whanganui, with more Kids Sings to come in October/November (details in next month’s eBreve). 

In August we got the big news that NZCF has been offered a place in Creative New Zealand’s Tōtara Investment Programme, with secured funding for the next six years and an annual increase in the amount of funding. 

August was also the month when choirs from around Canterbury ‘went big’ and took their singing to the streets of Christchurch. 

And August was the month of big Earlybird registration numbers for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music – people are literally flocking to join us in Auckland! 

September will be big for NZCF Waikato/Bay of Plenty when over 170 singers will take part in four performances of Haydn’s Creation in Rotorua, Taupo, Thames and Hamilton under the direction of David Squire. 

And our new Finance and Membership Manager, Jenni Prentice, has big shoes to fill as she takes over from Steffan Sinclair and Bea Selwood.

I hope you enjoy reading more about our big news!

Ngā mihi nui

Christine Argyle
Chief Executive
New Zealand Choral Federation
Te Kotahitanga Manu Reo o Aotearoa
Fabulous Finale
We reflect on the success of The Big Sing
Finale in Dunedin and share the results!
Hilary Helps
The Seven Sharp team came along to The
Big Sing Finale to catch Hilary Barry in action.
Triple Cadenza
Three highly successful Cadenza festivals in 
Timaru, Rotorua and Whanganui gave us “a
feast of fine choral music”.
Tim Sharp on RNZ Concert
Big Sing Cadenza and Finale adjudicator talks 
with David Morriss about what the judges 
were looking for.
Sing Creation
Bay of Plenty and Waikato choirs tour Haydn's 
masterwork to four centres this month.
Christchurch SingFest
Christchurch choirs bring the city alive with 
song, to the delight of passers-by.
Meet Jenni Prentice
We’re pleased to introduce NZCF's new Accounts and Membership Manager.
Flocking to WSCM2020
Hundreds of delegates from around the world are joining us in Auckland - will you too?
Ad: Audition now for the NZ Youth Choir
Ad: National Sponsors of
The Big Sing
Ad: Camerata Chamber Choir (North Shore Camerata) seeks new Musical Director
Ad: NZ Male Choir European Tour
Singers wanted for a 21-day tour to Germany, Italy and Croatia in 2021
Ad: Voices NZ
Auditions in November
Ad: Trinity College London
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