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    MEDIA RELEASE: Award-winning Youth Choirs Perform in Auckland

    From 8-13 July, the 60 members of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir[] will come together in Auckland for six days of intensive rehearsals and workshops, culminating in a very special concert with their ‘big cousins’ of the choir world, the New Zealand Youth Choir. The concert is a rare opportunity to see two internationally-acclaimed youth choirs performing together.  It will feature the world premiere of a commission from internationally acclaimed Latvian composer, Eriks Esenvalds, performed by both choirs.

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    Meet our Alumni: Clinton Fung

    Among his many  accomplishments, former NZSSC member Clinton Fung (2011/12) has just performed for Prime Minister Bill English and the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. We asked Clinton how he got from the Macleans College Choir to mixing with such VIPs …

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    Director Under Fire

    NZSSC Artistic Director and Conductor Andrew Withington has just completed the first rehearsal course for our 2017/18 choir and is a busy man. He was the first person to complete a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at a New Zealand University and doesn’t have time to muck around with inane questions.  But we asked him ten quick ones…

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Morning Tea with Governor General

    After an intense nationwide audition process late last year, the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has recently announced its new line-up of members for the 2017/2018 cycle. The new members, who come from as far north as Whangarei and south to Dunedin, will gather together for the first time these school holidays in Wellington. The first rehearsal course will feature a very special visit on Thursday from the choir’s patron, her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, who will enjoy morning tea with the students, as well as experiencing their talents in action.

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