NZ’s Youth Choir will perform in Warkworth early next month. Photo, Brooke Baker.
The New Zealand Youth Choir will make a long overdue visit to venues north of Auckland early next month, with performances in Whangarei, Waitangi and Warkworth.
Founded in 1979, the choir has achieved considerable success with performances in New Zealand and 10 international tours.
The choir is comprised of around 50 singers, aged between 18 and 25 years, and operates on a three-year audition cycle.
Former choir members include international vocal soloists such as Jonathan Lemalu, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and Simon O’Neill, and others who have gone on to join acclaimed choral ensembles such as the King’s Singers, the BBC Singers and Sol3 Mio.
The choir will perform in the Mahurangi College auditorium on Sunday, February 7, at 3.30pm. Under the baton of its music director, David Squire, the choir will preview the repertoire that it will take on its European Tour to the Czech Republic, France and England next year.
Tickets for the Warkworth concert are available in advance from Unichem Lee and Hart Pharmacy and Not Just Hats, and at the door (cash only). Adult $25, students $15, children under 12 free admission with an adult.