eBreve  l  1 March 2015
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Where choral music meets cricket…
NZCF is delighted to announce that the ICC Cricket World Cup is using the version of the New Zealand national anthem recorded for the Rugby World Cup in 2011. In that year, NZCF was responsible for providing choirs to sing the anthems of all 20 finalists at the 48 RWC matches around the country. The NZ anthem was arranged by Anthony Ritchie and the recording choir (pictured above) selected and conducted by our own NZCF Chair, John Rosser. The recording was used at the opening match of the Cricket World Cup on Saturday 14 February 2015 and is to be played at all subsequent Black Caps games, to audiences of many millions.

This is the second time that the anthem from the 2011 Rugby World Cup has been re-used – the other being at the Junior Rugby World Cup here in New Zealand in 2014.

We trust the Black Caps will benefit as much from our singing as the All Blacks did!
Win "Voice of the Soul"
This month, readers can win one of two copies of Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir’s latest CD "Voice of the Soul".

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The Big Sing regional adjudicators

Excitement is building for this year’s Big Sing Festival. Read about this year’s regional adjudicators Christine Argyle, John Rosser and Peter Watts, and visit our TBS website.

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Your opinion needed

The Federation wishes to revise its Constitution and NZCF members are warmly encouraged to email or post their votes by the deadline of 11 March.

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SOUNZ Online

Did you know SOUNZ currently has 2,506 choral works?  Most works have associated scores and recordings available for purchase, borrowing, hire or for free listening online.

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Sign up to eBreve

NZCF’s eBreve is now freely available to all who wish to receive it. Feel free to pass it on to your choir members and encourage them to subscribe for their own copies.

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Looking for new choral repertoire?

Ron Dellow left a reference library comprising over 5,000 choral works (mainly single copies) – you can download the full catalogue and borrow items for a small charge.

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NZCF Snippets
Member choir concerts
Check out some of the upcoming concerts

International Events
A rich banquet of offshore choral offerings

Choralfest in Melbourne, Australia
Come to the festival from 10 to 12 April 2015

David Squire Choral Workshop in New Plymouth
Develop your vocal and choral skills

IFCM eNews March 2015
Download the latest international choral news

Interesting and Fun Sites
Test your listening skills, Seaquence and more

Choral Vacancies
MineAccord (Hamilton)
– Vacancy for a Bass
The Canterbury Plainsmen (Christchurch)           – Music Director
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