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NZ Youth Choir's Wellington Farewell Concert

NZ Youth Choir's Wellington Farewell Concert

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  • Sun 29 May ’16, 3:00pm – 4:30pm


Sacred Heart Cathedral, 24 Hill St, Thorndon, Wellington


All Ages

In May 2016 the NZ Youth Choir will perform a Wellington Farewell Concert prior to their eleventh international tour in June 2016.

The New Zealand Youth Choir in its 36-year history has undertaken ten overseas tours representing its country, its youth and its music. Tour itineraries have included visits to the United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, Russia, the Republic of Korea and China.

At the end of June the NZ Youth Choir heads to Europe for its 2016 European Landmark Tour. Stopping off at Singapore to perform in the recently refurbished Victoria Concert Hall, the party will fly on to Prague en route to the International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice in East Bohemia. This 4-day Festival, which began 48 years ago, has been host to choirs from many countries but this will be the first time a New Zealand group has taken part.

The concert in Le Quesnoy in Northern France will celebrate the liberation of the town by the NZ Division in WW1 and the town’s friendship with New Zealand over the last 100 years. The Youth Choir will travel on to Paris to participate in High Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Crossing the English Channel they perform in University Church, Oxford, St Georges Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the St John’s Smith Square concert hall in Westminster, Ely Cathedral and in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival at St John’s College Chapel.

The Wellington Farewell Concert will feature repertoire that the NZ Youth Choir will be taking overseas including works by Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Claude Debussy, Eric Whitacre and NZ composers including David Hamilton, Douglas Mews and Tuirina Wehi.

Tickets available through Eventfinda (booking fees may apply). Door sales available if not sold out prior (cash only).

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