News and Concerts
We are delighted to announce the 60 members of the NZSSC 2017-2018. From 250 students, 60 singers in four equal parts (SATB) were selected. We look forward to getting to know them all at our first gathering in Wellington, April 2017, and to their development into a world class youth choir!
We are holding auditions for the 2017-2018 NZSSC Sept 26 to October 4 (during school holidays). See the Joining the Choir section for more information, videos on the audition process and online applications.
A wonderful concert, attended by around 1500, was the final high point for the NZSSC 2015-2016 cycle. We were extremely proud to be a part of this incredible national festival and to see so many of our members as soloists or leaders of their choirs. We can't help be sad to say goodbye, but also hopeful that the 2017-2018 NZSSC will be just as good!
NZSSC at The Big Sing Finale
Saturday August 27, 1.15pm
Dunedin Town Hall
Entrance by gold coin donation (school students' free)
We will sadly farewell our fantastic 2015-2016 members after our performance at The Big Sing Finale later this month, and we are looking for 60 new members who can continue the amazing tradition of this outstanding national choir. If you love to sing and will be a secondary student in 2017 you can apply online in our Joining the Choir section.
Auditions will be held in the September/October school holidays with membership commencing in 2017.
What an honour. We can't wait to return to this amazing festival in an incredibly beautiful part of the world!
Says Festival Director Paul Cummings, "We are still talking about your riveting performances here in 2010. I know that you do great work, and you’re a wonderful ambassador for New Zealand in the international choral stage. NZSSC is known to give an entertaining, moving and a varied program which is a great combination in my opinion. The NZSSC would provide such an interesting and inspiring mix…especially in shared concerts."
We will perform with choirs from all over the world, including Artists in Residence Novel Voz from Cuba and competing choirs from USA, Canada, Australia, Austria, China, South Africa, Hong Kong and Hungary. View our tour schedule here
Before we leave....come and hear the choir's farewell performance in Auckland:
Friday July 1, 7.30pm
Somervell Presbyterian Church
497 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland
Book tickets here: NZSSC Concert July 1
We will launch our CD recorded in Wellington, April 22, at the concert - CDs will be available for purchase.
We are especially thankful for the contribution by long-term NZSSC supporter, Dame Adrienne Stewart. Dame Adrienne matched each donation, dollar for dollar, until $5000 had been donated.
Our 30th Anniversary has encouraged us to look towards our bright future!
So….we are very excited to have launched our first ever Boosted crowdfunding campaign, the NZSSC 30th Anniversary Student Support Fund.
Travel, accommodation, international touring, concerts, tutoring and uniforms all add up to membership fees that can put families under pressure, or even prohibit students from auditioning. Donations to our Boosted campaign will directly support current and future students, ensuring no one misses the incredible experience of the NZSSC on the grounds of financial background.
|Thursday April 21, 6.00pm:||Performance at Parliament by invitation of Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education (very limited tickets available)|
|Friday, April 22, 7.30pm:||Concert performance by NZSSC 2015-2016, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Thorndon. The massed Alumni choir will sing Andrew Withington’s arrangement of Hine E Hine.|
|Saturday, April 23, 7pm until late:||Party at Cable Room, Mac's Brew Bar, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington.|
|Sunday, April 24, 10am:||NZSSC 2015-2016 will sing at the St Paul’s Cathedral church service with half hour concert following the service. Free, all welcome|
|Monday, April 25, 11am:||NZSSC 2015-2016 will sing at the National ANZAC Day Service of Commemoration, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Free, all welcome|
|Monday, April 25, 5.10pm:|| NZSSC 2015-2016 will sing at the special ANZAC Beating of the Retreat, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Free, all welcome |