New Zealand Schools Choral Festival

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Country and Region New ZealandAuckland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Festival Contact Information

Owen Sharpe, Festival Director

Festival Description

New Zealand has a strong choral tradition — It springs both from European roots and from the choral traditions of Maori and other Polynesian people whose earlier communal life focussed on choral performance. More on Polynesian Choral… New Zealand schools also are comparatively experienced in hosting visiting groups from northern hemisphere schools. We are wanting to make more of those visitors choirs. Schools have developed systems for adapting to the needs of visiting groups, as do the staff of this festival. Our own choirs which have toured in the northern hemisphere have consistently valued the opportunity to meet with other choristers in their home contexts. Our wish is to allow northern hemispheres an opportunity to tour and perform in New Zealand, to meet NZ school choirs here and to meet other northern hemisphere school choirs at the same time.

Festival Dates July 26 - August 2, 2010
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