NZ Youth Choir with Gondwana Chorale in Auckland
Sat Sep 30 2023 at 07:00 pm
Holy Trinity Cathedral | North Shore, AU
AdvertisementExperience an unforgettable musical union as two national treasures unite on stage!
Witness the magic unfold at the much-anticipated joint concert featuring the prestigious New Zealand Youth Choir and the esteemed Gondwana Chorale, Australia's national youth choir.
These two choirs of national significance are coming together to showcase their unique artistry and cultural richness in separate performances before combining to perform together.
This will be Auckland's first chance to see the 2023 NZ Youth Choir, and both choirs can't wait to sing for you.
Opening the concert will be a performance from the brand new Aotearoa NZ Academy Choir, an ensemble of 80 singers with the aim to grow alongside the other national choirs towards choral excellence.
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?? About Gondwana Chorale – Australia’s national youth choir
Australia’s national youth choir, Gondwana Chorale, was established in 2008. Its members come from throughout Australia and range in age from 17 – 26. They perform music that is close to their hearts: new Australian works which capture the mystery and grandeur of our land and display the cultural diversity of the Australian people. The work of the choir is a powerful expression of the determination of young Australians to work together to create extraordinary musical ensembles.
The sound of Gondwana Chorale is vibrant and energetic, indicative of their intensive rehearsal process and the joy of being together. The choir has performed nationally in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tasmania. International tours have included New Zealand (2011) and UK and France (2013). In 2015 the choir formed the Gondwana Centenary Chorale with young singers from and Turkey, France and New Zealand to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, giving the world premiere of James Ledger’s War Music with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017 Gondwana Chorale toured the USA for the first time, collaborating and performing with host choirs USC Chamber Singers, Redlands Chapel Singers, Stanford Chamber Chorale, Temple University Concert Choir and Boston City Singers. In 2019, the choir toured to England, presenting a recital in the Chapel of Trinity College Cambridge and to the Baltic States, collaborating with E Stuudio in Estonia, Koris Maska in Riga and Choras Ažuoliukas in Vilnius. In 2022, the choir appeared at Festival of Voices in Hobart to present a program of Australian works.
The choir is conducted by Paul Holley OAM, Artistic Director of Voices of Birralee (Queensland) and Carl Crossin OAM, Head Vocal, Choral and Conducting Studies at the Elder Conservatorium of Music (South Australia).
Where is it happening?Holy Trinity Cathedral, North Shore, New Zealand
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