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TBS Regional Dates 2015

17 February, 2015

 

TBS 2015 REGIONAL DATES, VENUES, CONTACTS
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Registrations close March 18, 2015 Late closing April 5, 2015 DOWNLOAD the Regional Dates, Venues and Contacts
SOUNZ Composition Competition closing date – 15 May, 2015


Region, in date order Regional Coordinator

NORTHERN AREA

ADJUDICATOR – Christine Argyle
Waikato/B.O.P Jeremy Whimster
St Peter’s Performing Arts Centre jvwhim@actrix.co.nz
Cambridge Elizabeth Murray
Fri 5 June 2015 elizlance@xtra.co.nz
 
Northland Virginia Hill
Whangarei Forum North v.hill@wbhs.school.nz
Mon 8 June 2015
 
Auckland Shirley Harvey
Auckland Town Hall shirley.harvey51@gmail.com
Tue 9-Thu 11 June 2015Auckland-skyline

CENTRAL AREA

ADJUDICATOR – Peter Watts
East Coast Glenys Kempshall
Waiapu Cathedral, Napier mikeandglen@xtra.co.nz
Wed 27/Thu 28 May 2015
 
Wellington Elizabeth Crayford
Michael Fowler Centre (no organ) ecrayford@clear.net.nz
Wed 3/Thu 4 June 2015
 
Taranaki Paul Cooke
Highlands Intermediate School n.pcooke@clear.net.nz
New Plymouth
Fri 5 June 2015
 
Manawatu/Wanganui Stanley Barnes
Regent Theatre, Palmerston North stanb@xnet.co.nz
Wed 10 June 2015

SOUTHERN AREA

ADJUDICATOR – John Rosser
Canterbury Heather Mace
Competition: Knox Presbyterian, Bealey Ave, Christchurch heathermace@paradise.net.nz
Gala Concerts (both nights): Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
Wed 3/ Thurs 4 June 2015
 
Nelson/Marlborough Myles Payne
Nelson Cathedral myles.payne@ncg.school.nz
Nelson
Tue 9 Jun 2015
 
Southland   Di Lenihan
First Church, Tay St plenihan@kinect.co.nz
Invercargill
Wed 10 Jun 2015
 
Otago/South Canterbury Rosemary Tarbotton
Dunedin Town Hall rosemary.tarbotton@otago.ac.nz
Fri 12 June 2015

National Finale Finale Coordinator
Michael Fowler Centre (no organ) Elizabeth Crayford
Thu 13 – Sat 15 August, 2015 ecrayford@clear.net.nz

TBS on RNZ Concert Every Sunday 3pm

20 October, 2014

TBS RNZ 2014Radio New Zealand Concert will play sessions from The Big Sing Finale 2014 every Sunday at 3pm starting 19 Oct through until 14 December.

If you missed if you can head to their website and listen to the latest broadcast online.

Thank you, Radio New Zealand, for such excellent quality recordings!

The Big Sing Finale Awards 2014

24 August, 2014

Choralation (Westlate Boys' & Girls' High Schools) nabs the Platinum Award once again in 2014

Choralation (Westlake Girls’ & Boys’ High Schools) nabs the Platinum Award once again in 2014           (photo: Ben Jung)

Congratulations to Choralation (Westlake Girls’ & Boys’ High Schools, Auckland) for (once again, again) taking out the top prize at The Big Sing Finale 2014.

Below is the complete list of awards from the festival.

Congratulations to all the participants and a huge thanks to all those at Auckland Town Hall who made this festival such a success.


 

NZCF – THE BIG SING 2014
FINALE 2014 AWARDS, 23 August Auckland Town Hall (alpha order by award, then school)  
School Choir Choir Director Award
Westlake Girls’ & Boys’ High Schools Choralation Rowan Johnston PLATINUM
Christ’s College and St Margaret’s College Collegium Robert Aburn & Nicholas Sutcliffe GOLD
Diocesan School for Girls St Cecilia Singers Shona McIntyre-Bull GOLD
Kristin School Euphony David Squire GOLD
Palmerston North Boys’ High School OK Chorale Graeme Young GOLD
Rangitoto College The Fundamentals Jonathan Palmer GOLD
Villa Maria College Vivace Ravil Atlas GOLD
Craighead Diocesan Craighead Chorale Vicki McLeod SILVER
Diocesan School for Girls & Dilworth School Divinitus Kelly Kim SILVER
Epsom Girls’ Grammar School Paradisum Virginia le Cren SILVER
King’s College All The King’s Men Nicholas Forbes SILVER
Rangitoto College SOS Jonathan Palmer & Rhianna Clarke SILVER
Saint Kentigern College Menasing Lachlan Craig SILVER
St Cuthbert’s College Saints Alive Megan Flint SILVER
Tauranga Girls’ College Luminosa Armonia Chorale Stephanie Geor SILVER
Tawa College Blue Notes Isaac Stone SILVER
Westlake Boys’ High School Voicemale David Squire SILVER
Dilworth School Fortissimo Claire Caldwell & Josh Clark BRONZE
Macleans College Macleans Chorale Gina Sanders BRONZE
Nelson College for Girls Stella Nova Rebecca Monopoli BRONZE
One Tree Hill College One Tree Hill College Chorale Terence Maskell BRONZE
Otago Boys’ & Girls’ High Schools Barock Karen Knudson BRONZE
Saint Kentigern College Kentoris Lachlan Craig BRONZE
Southland Girls’ High School Femme Sarah Rae BRONZE
     
Hutt City Trophy for NZ or Pasifika item Collegium This Is The Day Nicholas Sutcliffe
Tour Time Cup for Classical item Blue Notes Sicut Cervus Palestrina
Auahi Kore Award for Te Reo item Barock & Voicemale Maranga Ra & He Himene
NZCF-SOUNZ Composition Competition Luke Ross Big Cheese
Youth Ambassadors Award One Tree Hill College Chorale  

 

TBS Finale Live Online

21 August, 2014

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Starting TODAY Finale sessions are streaming live online.

Yes! You can watch on your smartphone or tablet as well as your computer.

Watch Finale sessions online!

Check out the recital times on the National Finale page to find out when your favourite choirs are performing.

Huge thanks to NZ On Air and Radio New Zealand Concert for making these webcasts possible.

Auahi Kore Adjudicator Steven Rapana

18 August, 2014

The Big Sing is thrilled to introduce the adjudicator for the Auahi Kore Award, Mr. Steven Rapana:

Steven Rapana
Auahi Kore Adjudicator

A New Zealander of Maori and Samoan extraction, Steven is best known for his arrangements and compositions of Pacific choral music. He studied at the University of Auckland earning a Bachelor of Music degree with honours, in vocal performance and choral studies. Steven has been a member of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, the New Zealand Youth Choir, and is currently a member of Voices New Zealand Sixteen; a semi-professional 16 voice vocal ensemble comprising some of the best choral practitioners in the country, directed by Dr Karen Grylls.

Based in Auckland, he currently works as a singing teacher, choral director, language coach (phonology and languages for singers), a professional singer, arranger, and composer in and around New Zealand.

Live Webstreaming of TBS Finale 2014

16 August, 2014

If you just can’t get to Auckland Town Hall for The Big Sing Finale, don’t fret! Finale sessions are streaming live online.

Yes! You can watch on your smartphone or tablet as well as your computer.

Watch Finale sessions online!

Check out the recital times on the National Finale page to find out when your favourite choirs are performing.

Huge thanks to NZ On Air and Radio New Zealand Concert for making these webcasts possible.

Finale Recital Sessions

14 August, 2014

Would you like to know which choir is singing in which session?

Visit the National Finale pageAucklandTownhall-438x242. It’s all there!

Information on live streaming is still to come but rest assured that you will be able to watch all the sessions and Gala Concert online. 

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