International Tour: Asia 2018
NZSSC takes off on tour to Asia! July 8 to 23.
July 5-23, 2018.
The choir will gather in Auckland for rehearsals and Farewell Concert on Saturday July 7 (ticket bookings here).
We first travel to Hong Kong to work with the Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys' Choir on a new commission from David Hamilton, supported by the Creative New Zealand Asia/New Zealand Co-commissioning Fund. We met the Wah Yan College Choir at the 2016 International Choral Kathaumixw where they won the Choir of the World award while we were Guest Choir. The Hong Kong Baptist University Choir will also join us for the international premier of the commission. We are really excited by this opportunity to create some amazing music with other outstanding youth choirs.
Next we attend the 2018 "Belt and Road" World Choir Festival in Hong Kong as Resident Choir, July 15-19. Here we have several concerts with other visiting choirs, and lead workshops in New Zealand music for singers and choral directors from around the world.
And then we fly up to Shanghai for three more days of musical and cultural adventures, including a performance at NZ Central (the public space for the Consulate General for New Zealand in Shanghai) and working with local choirs including the Vienna Boys Choir Shanghai Choir.
Image above: NZSSC on tour in Singapore and Malaysia, 2014