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    Media Release: Kaylim Sings for Great-Grandfather on ANZAC Day

    For one member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, our prestigious national choir for 14-18 year olds, singing at the official ANZAC Day commemoration will have extra special meaning. Tawa College student Kaylim Tyson-Nathan’s great-grandfather, Ned Nathan, fought in the 28th Maori Battalion and was seriously injured, losing an eye, while defending Crete’s Maleme Airfield in 1941.

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    Our New Champion of NZSSC

    We’re delighted that Simon O’Neill (ONZM) recently accepted the role of Vice-Patron for our choir. Simon is an internationally acclaimed tenor who performs in some of the world’s most magnificent venues. And it all began in NZSSC in 1988! (Actually it began even before that with some wonderful teachers at Ashburton College). We fired Simon some questions …

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    Puppy Loves

    Believe it or not, our over-achieving Assistant Director and Accompanist, Brent Stewart used to find choral music incredibly boring. Not anymore. We asked Brent about performance, pooches and provincial (sort of) living …

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    Interviewing the Intern: Matthew Everingham

    22 year old Matthew Everingham is the conducting intern for our October course and performances in Christchurch. He’ll be working with NZSSC Artistic Director Andrew Withington to learn all he can from him, particularly, says Matthew,  in terms of refining his gesture and exploring Andrew's new AWJITS system. 

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