2018 European Tour – Voices of Aotearoa
New Zealand’s award winning chamber choir on tour in Europe 2018
Hear in one concert Beethoven’s journey from the Classical style in his first symphony, to the Romantic style in his gargantuan Symphony No.9. An experience not to be missed!
The King’s Singers rule supreme
“The King’s Singers sextet were good-humoured, supremely talented, effortlessly accomplished, confident and gracious. Voices New Zealand was impeccably supportive, balancing the sextet and reinforcing the climax of the chosen works. The two groups were complementary, symphonious – superb.
It was a refined, inspiring, entertaining evening – a precise, crystalline, perfect concert.”- Stephen GibbsRead more..
DISCOVER MORE: Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir Twentieth Anniversary Year 2018
Our Artistic Director reflects on the 20th anniversary of VOICES in context of the upcoming concert with The King’s Singers. The photograph shows Karen and VOICES at a 2002 concert in Christchurch.
It is a wonderful achievement to be now in our twentieth year. I’m not sure any of us, whose bright idea it was in 1998 to form a national, professional-level chamber choir, thought that we would be celebrating our twentieth year in such style: performing with The King’s Singers, recording and performing with the Auckland Philharmonia and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and touring internationally to England, Germany, France and Spain. Well, we are!
As for Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, the inspiration initially came from singers who had sung in national youth choirs and who wanted to continue the opportunity at a national, professional level.