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New Zealand Choral Federation's The Big Sing National Finale

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When:

  • Thu 21 Aug ’14, 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri 22 Aug ’14, 10:15am – 8:00pm
  • Sat 23 Aug ’14, 10:00am – 10:00pm

Where:

Auckland Town Hall - Great Hall, 303 Queen St, Auckland CBD

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $25.00
  • Seniors: $21.00
  • Students/Children: $18.00

National Finale of The Big Sing – run by NZ Choral Federation and this year in Auckland!

This annual festival will involve about 800 students from the 24 best secondary school choirs selected from recent regional festivals throughout New Zealand. During the three days, each choir will perform two brackets of songs for assessment by three adjudicators, one from Denmark, one from Australia and one local. The three day event will culminate in a Gala Concert after which the much sought after awards will be presented.

The event, which is a highlight on many secondary school calendars, is a most positive example of the involvement of successful youth from all cultures, with a very high standard of choral performance. The enthusiasm and support the students show for each other and for other choirs is always heartwarming. The educational, cultural and artistic components in the festival are wide reaching - geographically across the country, within each school community and in the lives of each individual.
The Auckland schools which have been selected for the National Finale as the best of the 67 who took part in this year’s Auckland Regional Festival are:

Dilworth School - Fortissimo - Male
Diocesan School for Girls - St Cecilia Singers - Female
Diocesan & Dilworth Schools - Divinitus - Mixed
Epsom Girls' Grammar School - Paradisum - Female
King's College - All The King's Men - Male
Kristin School - Euphony - Female
Macleans College - Macleans College Chorale - Mixed
One Tree Hill College - Chorale - Male
Rangitoto College - The Fundamentals - Mixed
Rangitoto College - SOS - Female
Saint Kentigern College - Menasing - Male
Saint Kentigern College - Kentoris - Mixed
St. Cuthbert's College - Saints Alive - Female
Westlake Boys' High School - Voicemale - Male
Westlake Girls' & Boys' High Schools - Choralation - Mixed

Alongside this competition runs a choral composition competition for which Susy Park, Westlake Girls High School, Auckland: Pie Jesu won a commended award.

For a list of all 24 choirs performing, please see the website (www.nzcf.org.nz) on The Big Sing page.

Day- time sessions are $5.00, cash at the door.
Evening sessions are $10.00 cash at the door.
Please see the website for the recital session times.
The Gala Concert (Saturday 23 August at 6.30pm) is ticketed through Ticketmaster.

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