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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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    MEDIA RELEASE: Morning Tea with Governor General

    After an intense nationwide audition process late last year, the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir has recently announced its new line-up of members for the 2017/2018 cycle. The new members, who come from as far north as Whangarei and south to Dunedin, will gather together for the first time these school holidays in Wellington. The first rehearsal course will feature a very special visit on Thursday from the choir’s patron, her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, who will enjoy morning tea with the students, as well as experiencing their talents in action.

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    ALUMNI: Tecwyn Evans

    We recently caught up with international conductor Tecwyn Evans and asked him how he got from Dunedin to the Royal Albert Hall and Vienna's Musikverein. Tecwyn now lives in Sweden with his wife, soprano Susanna Andersson. He studied music at the University of Otago before a Fullbright Scholarship took him to study at the University of Kansas.

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    ALUMNI: Chris Bruerton

    Christchurch-born and bred, Chris Bruerton (NZSSC Alumni 2002) has been a member of the outstanding UK choir The King’s Singers since 2012. Chris talked to us about his early experiences in NZSSC and what his life is like now, touring and performing with one of the world’s most prestigious male choirs…

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