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  1. 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...

  2. 100 not out - New Zealand Herald

    100 not out  New Zealand Herald

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

  3. Houston Chamber Choir Invited To Participate In Prestigious World Symposium On Choral Music 2020 In Auckland, NZ - Broadway World

    Houston Chamber Choir Invited To Participate In Prestigious World Symposium On Choral Music 2020 In Auckland, NZ  Broadway World

    Houston Chamber Choir has been selected to participate in the prestigious World Symposium on Choral Music 2020 (WSCM2020), to be held in Auckland, New...

  4. Triple honours for Whangara - Gisborne Herald

    Triple honours for Whangara  Gisborne Herald

    by Shaan Te Kani Published: February 25, 2019 1:36PM. Whangara bringing home three trophies. Whangara bringing home three trophies. Whangara Mai...

  5. Kapa haka got me through high school - The Spinoff

    Kapa haka got me through high school  The Spinoff

    Te Matatini starts today, and one kapa haka fan is very excited. In 1995, I was an out-of-zone student at Epsom Girls' Grammar, equally into Tupac, Hole and...

  6. Concert signals conductor's return to where it all began - Independent Community Newspaper

    Concert signals conductor's return to where it all began  Independent Community Newspaper

    A music society gave him a university scholarship to shine and now Jono Dunlop returns to conduct its choir.

  7. Fireworks with Uwe Grodd - Radio New Zealand

    Fireworks with Uwe Grodd  Radio New Zealand

    Uwe Grodd is one of New Zealand's best-known musicians – not only here but internationally. He's the founding Music Director of the Manukau City Symphony...

  8. Concert review: Auckland Choral, Auckland Town Hall - New Zealand Herald

    Concert review: Auckland Choral, Auckland Town Hall  New Zealand Herald

    Uwe Grodd's introductions to Auckland Choral's annual Messiah are becoming as much of a tradition as the musical performances that follow them.

  9. Choral review: Gallipoli to the Somme - New Zealand Herald

    Choral review: Gallipoli to the Somme  New Zealand Herald

    The choral work Gallipoli to the Somme is a fine addition to NZ works inspired by WWI.

  10. Christmas in the Land of the Long White Cloud - Canada Free Press

    Christmas in the Land of the Long White Cloud  Canada Free Press

    By Travel New Zealand —— Bio and Archives--December 20, 2018. Travel | Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us. AddThis Sharing Buttons.

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

  • Traude Leibbrand

    Picture of Traude LeibbrandTraude has been a choral singer since 1998 and she is the immediate past Chair of Auckland Choral. In this role she has been instrumental in updating the way the organisation operates and she has learnt valuable lessons about running a voluntary, community based organisation - something she feels very passionate about.  As a health professional running her own business, she is aware of the many positive effects that choral singing has on one's well-being - physically, mentally and socially. 

    In 2015 she was invited to become a trustee of the Auckland Choral Foundation, a role in which she can continue to actively contribute to develop and nurture choral singing in New Zealand, and Auckland Choral in particular.

     
  • Rachel Harrison

    Picture of Rachel HarrisonI am originally from the UK where I studied music. After a few years in London working in Orchestral Management the call of the sea became strong and I spent the next few years yachting. During my time in the Pacific I ended up sailing to New Zealand where I decided to step ashore and have called New Zealand home for just over 9 years. 

    During my time at sea I missed my music, but my clarinet playing days were long gone. I decided I would give singing a try, even though I was a little nervous of my abilities, so I approached Auckland Choral. As soon as I attended my first rehearsal I realised this is what I had been missing and have been a member of Auckland Choral ever since. Auckland Choral became a family to me, and I passionately supported it by being on the Management Committee for several years until May 2016, including Convener of the Music Committee. I love my Wednesday night rehearsals and being able to perform magical works in fabulous venues with friends!

     
  • John Mitchell

    Picture of John MitchellI have always enjoyed singing, one of my ealiest memories is rehearsing a small item “me and my teddy bear” as a preschooler.  Music is fundemental to who I am and have been fortunate to recieve encouragment and opportunities to improve my ability and to perform.  I have performed with: Auckland Boys Choir, NZ Opera (Turandot), Auckland University Singers, Rennaisance singers (Palmerston North) and Auckland Choral since 2012.  I attained Grade 8 (highest level) singing with the Royal School of Music under the tutalage of Evelyn Hatfield.  I’ve also been onstage in several gang shows with Scouts NZ and school shows at Avondale College.

     
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