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    Media Release: Our Artistic Director to Move on After Ten Years

    Dr Andrew Withington, the choir's director and conductor, yesterday announced he will be stepping down from his role with the national choir. After ten years leading this internationally celebrated choir, Andrew is leaving for new adventures at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 choir cycle. Andrew’s final performance with the choir will be at the Big Sing Finale, 1 September in Wellington.

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    Media Release: National Student Choir Heading to Hong Kong & Shanghai

    The New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, our national choir for 14 to 18 year olds, is heading overseas for a two-week tour of Hong Kong and Shanghai. Before they go, Auckland is in for a treat with a farewell concert on Saturday 7 July. This internationally-celebrated choir will present a dynamic and diverse repertoire including the world premiere of David Hamilton’s new work, Songs of the Moon and Stars, combining Maori and Mandarin lyrics.

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    Taking the Moon and Stars to Hong Kong

    Always up for a challenge, composer David Hamilton wasn’t phased by NZSSC’s brief for a new commission. Not asking much, we were after a work with text in Mandarin and Maori, and that can be performed by NZSSC plus a male-voice choir …

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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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