Final Message to Choir Teachers

Kia ora tatou

Many thanks for all your hard work this year with your choirs.

“Whatever the Weather” was a great success and the feedback that we have had has been overwhelmingly positive. Every year we spend a lot of time selecting the songs, aiming to cover as many genres as we can to produce as stimulating a show as possible, but this year seemed to really work well on so many levels.

There were a couple of ...

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A Final Message to pupils

Kia ora tatou

What an incredible festival this has been and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you all on three fantastic nights of music-making for “Whatever the Weather”. As always, your teachers have done the festival proud working with you on the songs and you performed superbly every single night. The feedback I have been receiving from audience members is unanimous in its praise for the standard of your singing and playing, many saying that it ...

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Suggestions for the Massed Choirs

One of the hardest tasks for the Music Team each year is endeavouring to select an overall theme and suitable songs for the Massed Choirs to sing.

Songs selected have to meet at least most of the following criteria:

It is the task of the Festival Music team to sort out a well-balanced programme with songs that fit the above criteria, but we would welcome suggestions as to songs that they should consider when doing so.

We also welcome suggestions for an over-arching ...

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Sister Schools’ Festival – Adelaide

The Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival is establishing a functional relationship with its equivalent festival in Adelaide, “The Festival of Music”.

With its genesis in 1891 as the Thousand Voice Choir, The Festival of Music has been a part of South Australian life and now stands as an official State Icon.

Reaching over 23,000 primary children annually and with singing at its core, the Festival assists schools in reaching out for excellence.

The next Adelaide series will be held between the 13th and 23rd ...

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