eBreve 6 December 2019
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In this issue: WSCM2020 advance registration closing soon / NZYC celebrates 40th anniversary / Latest Choral Connect video release / WSCM2020 concert vouchers for Christmas / World Choral Day / Harmony in the House / Support The Big Sing / Tour Time reflects on 2019
Dear <<First Name>>

For many choirs, December is the busiest month of the year, so it’s perhaps no coincidence that the International Federation for Choral Music has chosen 8 December as World Choral Day. In fact, the IFCM is celebrating for the whole month and invites you to list your December events with them - read on to find out more. 

Speaking of IFCM, plans continue apace for our joint IFCM-NZCF venture, the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music. Special WSCM2020 concert package vouchers are now on sale (the perfect Christmas present for choral aficionados) and don’t forget that advance registration prices end on 31 December!

As you receive this email, the New Zealand Youth Choir is set to celebrate its 40th anniversary with a ‘cracker of a Christmas concert’ this evening in Auckland, before the current choir heads off on a cruise ship to tour the Pacific. We congratulate them on this significant milestone and on their tremendous achievements over the past 40 years.

Also in this edition of eBreve, we release the next in our series of Choral Connect videos, this month featuring collaborative pianist extraordinaire Rachel Fuller; we find out about a choir of MPs who are bound to bring the House down in a fundraiser this month; Tour Time, principal sponsors of The Big Sing, share their reflections on a year of growth; and we invite you to support The Big Sing via the NZCF Givealittle page.

From us all at NZCF, we wish you the very best for the festive season and safe travels over the holiday period.

Meri Kirihimete | Merry Christmas!

Christine Argyle
Chief Executive
New Zealand Choral Federation
Te Kotahitanga Manu Reo o Aotearoa
Advance registration closing soon
If you're still not sure whether WSCM2020 is for you, take a listen to John Rosser's interview on RNZ's Standing Room Only or read our Ten Reasons Why article.
NZYC celebrates 40th anniversary
One of New Zealand’s most cherished choral institutions celebrates with a reunion for past members and a Pacific Islands cruise for its current singers. 
Not just an accompanist
In the latest video release from Choral Connect '19, Rachel Fuller explores the art of the collaborative pianist.
The ultimate Christmas gift
Treat yourself or a loved one to the gift of world-class choral music with our Select-3 and Select-5 WSCM2020 concert voucher packs.`
World Choral Day - 6 December
Register your choir's December concerts with the International Federation for Choral Music and be part of a global celebration of choral singing.
Harmony in the House 
A choir of MPs called The Crossbenchers is rehearsing for a fundraiser this month... with a little help from Brent Stewart and NZCF.

Givealittle for the next generation
With your support we'll continue to provide inspiring singing opportunities for young people all over Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tour Time - reflections on 2019
Our Big Sing sponsors share their reflections on a year of planning and growth, with choral connections and community at the heart. 
Ad: Bass needed for St-Matthew-in-the-City Quartet
Ad: A Christmas Cracker of a concert - NZYC 6 December
Ad: Choral Accompanist wanted
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