NZCF Big Sing Regional Final 11 June 2024

On Tuesday evening 11 June at First Church in Tay Street, The New Zealand Choral Federation Big Sing Regional Final will be held. The evening starts at 7.00pm and will conclude around 9pm. Door Sales will be available.

Prices are:

Adults                                           $15

Students (tertiary and school)   $5

The adjudicator for this year is Rosemary Turnbull an accomplished musician who has made significant contributions to the music community. She completed her music diploma of teaching, and LTCL piano in Christchurch. In Wellington, Rosemary taught secondary school music and performed as a soloist and chorister for five years. She then pursued further vocal training overseas as a recipient of a Belgian post-graduate fellowship. Returning to New Zealand, Rosemary performed as a soloist with major choirs nationwide, and presented numerous recitals. For over 20 years, she worked in Christchurch as a vocal itinerant in several secondary schools, establishing choirs in all of them. Rosemary also directed adult choirs including the Hagley Singers and Cecilian Singers and has led various choirs to perform in Italy. Rosemary’s expertise has been recognized through roles as a vocal tutor for NZ Secondary Students’ Choir, a regional Big Sing adjudicator, and a NZ Choral Federation Governance Board member. She has also worked as an Assessor with Creative New Zealand and Vocal Consultant with Voices NZ and New Zealand Youth Choir. Today, she continues to inspire through private teaching and vocal consultancy.

Femme choir members are to be in full school winter uniform. This includes their school blazer with no jersey. They will meet at the church at 6.00pm for a warmup.

Sanguine choir members will meet at the same time. The girls are to be in winter uniform with red jersey, no blazer.

All choir members will also attend a rehearsal at First Church on the Tuesday. They will leave school at 11.45am and return at 1.30pm. Students will be excused early from their Period 2 class and will be late to Period 3. A bus will be provided to and from the venue. It is advised that the girls bring their own lunch that day.

This event contains risks associated with public areas.  This event is managed by school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan.  This includes careful planning and management,  supervision of the group whilst in public areas for performance events.  While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated.  Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.  If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Miss Rae.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Rae or Mr de Blois at school:  sarah.rae@southlandgirls.school.nz  peter.deblois@southlandgirls.school.nz

The evening promised to be an entertaining one. We look forward to having you in the audience on what will a be a fabulous night of singing.

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