The award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir will be performing in Singapore at Victoria Concert Hall on 28 June 2016. Get to know them better via the information below, and check out their exciting performance video while you are there!
New Zealand Youth Choir in Singapore - 28 June 2016
Of all New Zealand’s musical icons, the New Zealand Youth Choir with its members aged 18 to 25 has, more than any other, showcased the country’s youth and music in its 36-year history. The 2016 International Tour will be the Choir’s 11th overseas trip following previous visits to the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Russia, the Republic of Korea and China. This year it will be travelling with an eclectic repertoire of music ranging from a 17th-century anthem by Peter Phillips to contemporary New Zealand music and Mᾱori kappa haka waiata.
Apart from being an ideal stop-over destination for a group travelling to the Northern Hemisphere, the NZ Youth Choir has developed a warm relationship over 33 years with the Singapore Youth Choir, and 2016 will see the fifth collaboration between these two organisations. This time the performance venue will be the Victoria Concert Hall recently reopened after a major refurbishment. It is an iconic landmark in Singapore’s city centre and is well-known as the home of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The NZ Youth Choir’s concert will be on the evening of 28 June at 7.30pm.
Following its concert in Singapore the party will travel on to Prague on the way to the International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice in East Bohemia. On 6 July the choir will arrive in the Northern French town of Le Quesnoy for a service and concert to commemorate the town’s liberation by the New Zealand Division in WW1. From there the choir will travel to Paris to participate in High Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral and then on to the UK for concerts in Oxford University Church, St George’s Chapel, Windsor, St John’s Smith Square in London, Ely Cathedral and ending with a performance in St John’s College Chapel in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.
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