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eBreve  l  February 2017
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Dear Grant

An exciting year ahead for NZCF

This year promises to be a big one for our singers, starting off with our regional The Big Sing Festivals, followed by choral workshops, SingFest and The Kids Sing. The Big Sing Finale takes place this year at Auckland’s Aotea Centre from 24 to 26 August.
 
The NZCF’s Association of Choral Directors is also very active with Fine Tuning workshops to be held in May in Auckland and the BOP/Waikato region, Choral Connect (our national conference for conductors and composers) this year being held in July and, finally, Primary Gestures (workshops for leaders of children’s choirs) happening towards the end of the year.
 
A contingent of New Zealanders, including NZCF Chair John Rosser, ACD Chair Karen Grylls, Morag Atchison and Elise Bradley (currently living in Canada), as well as the writer of this article, will be presenting on a range of topics at the 11th World Symposium in Choral Music being held in Barcelona from 22 to 29 July 2017. NZCF will also have a trade display at the event to promote our own symposium in 2020 (WSCM12) and we hope to see many of you at both festivals.
 
Annual membership renewals will be sent out soon to all members and we encourage you to renew online to make the process easier for you (and us!).

If you aren't already a personal or ACD member, why not make 2017 the year that you become an active member of our organisation? We'd love to have you on board and you can join up online here.
 
Best wishes

Grant Hutchinson
Chief Executive
News
A reminder for The Big Sing school choirs in Auckland, Waikato/BOP

Registration for ‘Fine Tuning’ is still open… but filling up fast
Thank you…

…and farewell to Colleen, Ani and Virginia 
Choral Vacancies

Albany Singers, Auckland/Christchurch Youth Choir/ Risingholme Singers, Christchurch / Waitakere Voices, Auckland 
Notice of AGM and Governance Board nominations 2017
Choral Connect 2017

An invitation from Karen Grylls
Welcome to Cathryn

NZCF’s new Operations Manager
The Big Sing 2017

Dates and venues
Technology and music

Changing the experiences people have with live music
The Big Sing Finale back on MTV again

Top-rated 13-part series broadcasted again
Arvo Pärt

Does he belong among the great composers? 
Music at the Vatican

Life in the Pope's choir 
Why not join NZCF?
Snippets
NZCF member choir concerts
List your concerts on our website free of charge

The World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona
Don't miss out on the world's foremost choral festival
Wellington's annual SingFest in May 2017
Donizetti's Requiem

Read the International Choral Bulletin 
IFCM's Journal, January 2017
 
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