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    Talking Heads

    With the 2017/18 choir’s third rehearsal course coming up fast, the year is whizzing by. We take a moment to catch up with two Wellington members (and head prefects) about their ups and downs at the July course and NZSSC so far.  Ren-C and Greta are pictured above (centre) with the other two Head Prefects in NZSSC: Takerei Komene (Dilworth) and Ben Sawrey (Aotea College). 

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    MEDIA RELEASE: Award-winning Youth Choirs Perform in Auckland

    From 8-13 July, the 60 members of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir[] will come together in Auckland for six days of intensive rehearsals and workshops, culminating in a very special concert with their ‘big cousins’ of the choir world, the New Zealand Youth Choir. The concert is a rare opportunity to see two internationally-acclaimed youth choirs performing together.  It will feature the world premiere of a commission from internationally acclaimed Latvian composer, Eriks Esenvalds, performed by both choirs.

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    Meet our Alumni: Clinton Fung

    Among his many  accomplishments, former NZSSC member Clinton Fung (2011/12) has just performed for Prime Minister Bill English and the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. We asked Clinton how he got from the Macleans College Choir to mixing with such VIPs …

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    Director Under Fire

    NZSSC Artistic Director and Conductor Andrew Withington has just completed the first rehearsal course for our 2017/18 choir and is a busy man. He was the first person to complete a Master of Music in Choral Conducting at a New Zealand University and doesn’t have time to muck around with inane questions.  But we asked him ten quick ones…

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