Rotorua District Choir 2021 Upcoming Events
7th August 2.30pm Western Height High School
The NZ Male Choir is coming to Rotorua to perform alongside our very own Rotorua District Choir! Music from across the ages and genres.
Entry will be $20 on the door or can be purchased in advance from Eventfinda.
The NZ Male Choir is formed from auditioned members with choristers from Southland to Northland. They come from all walks of life and share the passion of quality singing and being part of the Choir family. The choir fosters and maintains an enthusiasm for male choral singing, singing pieces composed or arranged for male voices usually Tenor 1, Tenor 2, baritone and Bass. Most members also belong to other choirs or musical societies and are encouraged to continue these interests. A professional music team manage the musical quality and performance of the Choir, taking rehearsals and directing performances and vocal training. The Musical Director, Joe Christensen and Accompanist, Alex Wiltshire bring vast experience to their role. The Choir tours nationally and internationally with a tour of the South Island planned for 16 September to 3 October this year. Our website provides a good overview of how the choir operates. We are always keen to recruit new members. If you can hold a tune and read music at a basic level, are keen to improve your skill and most importantly enjoy being part of a great team, we invite you to join a rehearsal experience and make contact with the Secretary or talk to us after the concert.
The Rotorua District Choir was founded in October 1960 as the Royal Choral Society. Its first work was a Schubert mass conducted by the late Nick Carter and in 1962 the choir was renamed the Carter Chorale in his honour. In 1990 the name changed to Rotorua District Choir to encompass the larger surrounding areas members travel to choir practice each Tuesday night. We have had a number of distinguished conductors over the years and at present have three, Elizabeth Pilaar, Evelyn Falconer and Jess Bradley who continue to foster the wide and diverse range of music from Theatre to Classical and beyond. The choir normally perform three concerts a year.