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    Taking the Moon and Stars to Hong Kong

    Always up for a challenge, composer David Hamilton wasn’t phased by NZSSC’s brief for a new commission. Not asking much, we were after a work with text in Mandarin and Maori, and that can be performed by NZSSC plus a male-voice choir …

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    Media Release: Kaylim Sings for Great-Grandfather on ANZAC Day

    For one member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, our prestigious national choir for 14-18 year olds, singing at the official ANZAC Day commemoration will have extra special meaning. Tawa College student Kaylim Tyson-Nathan’s great-grandfather, Ned Nathan, fought in the 28th Maori Battalion and was seriously injured, losing an eye, while defending Crete’s Maleme Airfield in 1941.

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    Our New Champion of NZSSC

    We’re delighted that Simon O’Neill (ONZM) recently accepted the role of Vice-Patron for our choir. Simon is an internationally acclaimed tenor who performs in some of the world’s most magnificent venues. And it all began in NZSSC in 1988! (Actually it began even before that with some wonderful teachers at Ashburton College). We fired Simon some questions …

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    Puppy Loves

    Believe it or not, our over-achieving Assistant Director and Accompanist, Brent Stewart used to find choral music incredibly boring. Not anymore. We asked Brent about performance, pooches and provincial (sort of) living …

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