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SingDownunder Downunder 2013
Compositions for the Cave
The SingDownunder Choral Festival and Tour is seeking new works by students of secondary school age suitable for singing in the resonant acoustic of Waitomo Caves. The intention is to encourage the composition of choral music, the performance of new choral works by young composers, and to feature works that can be performed in the acoustic of Waitomo... [Read more]
Day 1 Monday June 25th Afternoon arrival from South Australia
Day 2 Tuesday Touring “volcanic’ Auckland Singing with Auckland girls school Visit Auckland’s Skytower
Day 3 Wednesday After a breakfast in the hotel transfer to Aorere College for Maori Choral Workshop. Program includes
Maori welcome, Powhiri with speech and song from hosts and guests
learning a Maori choreographed... [Read more]
The Front Row Choir (TTBB) seemed to have developed this track by putting together two songs of South African origin. “In the Jungle” started its life as “Mbube” first recorded in 1939 by Solomon Linda and his group the Evening Birds.
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New Zealand went silent for two minutes at 12.51pm local time, a week since the devastating earthquake. People gathered in solemn ceremony to mourn the tragedy.
In central Christchurch, now our “ground zero”, Maori mourners sang “Whakaaria Mai”, our English and Maori version of the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” .
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At 1pm (NZT) on Tuesday February 22nd Christchurch city centre was partially destroyed by a shallow earthquake almost directly underneath it. There is substantial loss of life and many major and historic buildings in the centre of town are partly or wholly destroyed. The destruction includes two of the beautiful choral venues, the Anglican Cathedral in Cathedral Square and the Catholic Cathedral... [Read more]