fbpx

Auckland Choral

Google News
  1. Papakura savings go back to community - OurAuckland

    Papakura savings go back to community  OurAuckland

    Papakura Local Board has topped up its grants funding from underspends on projects throughout the year.

  2. Councillor honoured for outstanding contribution - OurAuckland

    Councillor honoured for outstanding contribution  OurAuckland

    Long-serving councillor Penny Hulse has been honoured by Local Government New Zealand for outstanding contribution to local government in a career...

  3. Classical review: Auckland Choral full-voiced for opening concert - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: Auckland Choral full-voiced for opening concert  New Zealand Herald

    A short, sprightly Johann Stamitz symphony from the 1740s provided a sparkling overture for Auckland Choral's first 2019 concert. The scholarly expertise of...

  4. Classical review: Auckland Choral's brilliant 100th Messiah celebration - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: Auckland Choral's brilliant 100th Messiah celebration  New Zealand Herald

    Auckland Choral's Messiah was a glorious celebration of its 100th consecutive annual performance of Handel's oratorio. It was also a timely reminder of Uwe...

  5. Guy Jansen was a man of 'rugby, music and faith, in reverse order' - Stuff.co.nz

    Guy Jansen was a man of 'rugby, music and faith, in reverse order'  Stuff.co.nz

    Dr Guy Elwyn Jansen MNZM, b May 27, 1935, d May 27, 2019. Guy Jansen was born into a farming family in Horowhenua, and demonstrated a musical affinity...

  6. Auckland Cathedral organist to play concert in Ruthin - Denbighshire Free Press

    Auckland Cathedral organist to play concert in Ruthin  Denbighshire Free Press

    A TOP musician will return to the Vale of Clwyd from Down Under this weekend.

  7. Three South Auckland Orchestra & Choirs 'In Paradisum' - Scoop.co.nz

    Three South Auckland Orchestra & Choirs 'In Paradisum'  Scoop.co.nz

    An orchestra and two choirs based in South Auckland will join forces for the first time 'In Paradisum' ('Into Paradise') for one of the most widely-loved...

  8. 100 not out - New Zealand Herald

    100 not out  New Zealand Herald

    Auckland Choral has performed Handel's Messiah for 100 consecutive years.

  9. Verdi's Requiem tickets still on sale as Brass Festival ends - ExplorAR Durham Cityguide

    Verdi's Requiem tickets still on sale as Brass Festival ends  ExplorAR Durham Cityguide

    The Durham Cathedral performance of Verdi's Requiem is one of the final events of the Durham Brass Festival 2019, and tickets are still on sale.

  10. Music and Beyond preview: Musicians galore will fête conductor Brian Law at his homecoming concert - Ottawa Citizen

    Music and Beyond preview: Musicians galore will fête conductor Brian Law at his homecoming concert  Ottawa Citizen

    Ensembles from the NAC Orchestra to Thirteen Strings to the Cantata Singers and more will perform Wednesday at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, as Brian...

Join our mailing list

Facebook

Support us

Enter Amount

Who we are: Get to know some of our choir members

  • Lisa Er

    Picture of Lisa ErLisa has been in the choir since 1974 with the exception of a couple of years when she was busy with small children.
    Born in the UK Lisa emigrated with her parents to New Zealand at the age of 16. Already politically active Lisa has continued to have a passionate interest in peace, politics, ethics and philosophy, as well as a deep love of music.
    A primary school teacher for 14 years, Lisa then created the business Lisa's Hummus, which she sold a few years ago. Now Lisa is immersed in creating political solutions via The Awareness Party, and  will continue singing in the choir as long as she is able!

     
  • Luis Garcia

    Picture of Luis GarciaOriginally from Leon Mexico, Luis joined Auckland choir in 2013. He is a system engineer with great passion for singing. When he went to listen to the choir practice in an open rehearsal for the first time, he was enchanted by it, and he’s been singing with the choir ever since. His favorite concert has been “Dream of Gerontius” composed by Sir Edward Elgar in 1900. He joined the choir as a Bass and two years later he made the transition to Tenor. 

    Luis first studied overseas in 2005 when he enrolled in an English course at the Australian College of English in Sydney. He’s currently involved in a program by the New Zealand Ministry of Education to upgrade the schools' wireless systems all across the country. Luis is very passionate about music, technology, science, spirituality and meditation.

     
  • Nigel High

    Picture of Nigel HighNigel grew up choral singing with the choirs of Kings School and Kings College in Auckland, but then took a break for the next 30 years while focusing on his career as a Consulting Engineer in Ottawa Canada where he moved with his wife in 1981. Later he joined a choir in Ottawa as a way of relieving the stresses of the daily grind, and found that he really enjoyed the challenge, stimulation, and therapy that choral singing provides. He sang with Coro Vivo Ottawa and the Ottawa Festival Chorus for many years, and part time with Auckland Choral since 2006 on his many visits back to New Zealand, before moving back to Auckland with his wife Ming, last year.  He sings as a Tenor 2.

    He thoroughly enjoys the music and camaraderie of Auckland Choral, and the high standards demanded by the professional team headed up by Uwe Grod.  While not singing, he spends as much time as possible sailing on the waters of the Hauraki gulf, and since retiring is a keen traveler and cruiser.   

     
Go to top