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NZSSC for Llangollen

NZSSC wins Children’s Choir of the World

Aotearoa’s youngest national choir, the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC) won the title of Children’s Choir of the World at last night’s prestigious Llangollen Eisteddfod in Wales

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Member spotlight: Charle Rainey of Nelson

Before we embark on our Southern Stars tour, find out more about one of our singers from Nelson!

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Taking a trip to Hamilton: From NZ Secondary Students’ Choir to the West End

Pardon me. Are you Aaron Burr, sir?

An interview with alumnus Manaia Glassey-Ohlson on his career since leaving our choir

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JOB RE-ADVERTISED: Manager NZSSC (closes 19 Jan)

Closing date: Wednesday 19 January 2022

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NEW: Masks for singers

Thank you to the many individuals and choirs who have supported this initiative and ordered masks over the past 8 months.

We are no longer accepting individual orders – the minimum order is now 8 masks.

If you are a choir or group wanting a large number, please contact us directly before ordering as we may need to have them made specially, which could take some time.

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OPPORTUNITY: New Trustees Sought

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Foundation – new members sought

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Welcome to the new choir!

In October last year, we offered 56 fantastic young singers a place in the NZSSC 2021-22.

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OPPORTUNITY: New trustees sought

Got governance skills and passionate about our choirs?

Choirs Aotearoa NZ (CANZ) continues to thrive and we are looking for new Trustees with specific skills.

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A message from Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand

Kia ora friends of our national choirs,

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NZSSC Concert Review: January 21, Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, Napier

Concert Review – New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, Directed by Sue Densem, St John’s Cathedral, Napier, Tuesday, 21 January. Reviewed by Peter Williams It was a great pleasure to have the NZSSC back in Hawke’s Bay, remembering their superb concert here two years ago. A new conductor this time, the exuberant Sue Densem who drew […]

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Taking the lead: meet Elizabeth and Carson

Carson Taare from Palmerston North Boys High School and Elizabeth Hayman from St Cuthberts College are our choir leaders for 2019/20.

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High Performance Music Director: We meet Sue Densem

Our new director wanted to be a ballerina. Thank goodness she changed her mind. We catch up with Sue Densem for a quick-fire round of questions and feel exhausted hearing about her many achievements.

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Media Release: Christchurch conductor new Music Director for national choir

After an Australasian-wide search, Christchurch-born Susan Densem was today appointed to role of Music Director of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC).

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Media Release: New Era for National Choirs

It’s been talked about for a long time and now finally, NZSSC is joining New Zealand’s two other national choirs  and will merge under one governing body, Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Media Release: Our Artistic Director to move on after 10 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.

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Media Release: National choir heading to Hong Kong and China

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.

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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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Media Release: Generations sing in Napier Cathedral Choir

Seventeen-year-olds Amelia Foster and Greta Healy-Melhuish didn’t realise the significance of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir’s upcoming concert at Waipu Cathedral on 20 January…

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Media Release: Six Manawatu students in National Choir for Local Concert

Hawkes Bay and Manawatu audiences are in for a treat this summer with the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir set to perform two concerts in the regions.

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Media Release: NZSSC to help launch SCAPE 2017 in Christchurch

It’s a rare opportunity to see one of our national choirs perform outdoors; even more special if it’s part of the opening day celebrations for SCAPE Public Art. Amidst a sea of excited children and their families, the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir will give a vibrant, multicultural performance at the Margaret Mahy Playground, 11am, 7 October.

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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.

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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.

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OPPORTUNITY: Arts Marketer – Parental Leave Cover

Join the team behind our national choirs!

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