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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!
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