When Light Breaks


Reimagining early music, featuring unexpected takes on old music and new works which feature them.

Mahler 3 with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

31 Mar - 1 Apr 2023   WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND

What better way to kick off Gemma New’s first full year as NZSO Artistic Advisor and Principal Conductor than with one of the greatest symphonies of all time?

The Radical with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

2 - 3 Mar 2023   AUCKLAND

For the heaven-storming Ninth, the orchestra alone wasn’t enough: voices were necessary for Beethoven’s ecstatic vision. ‘All men shall become brothers,’ they sing. ‘I embrace you, O you millions – this kiss is for all the world!’

Taonga Moana

1 Dec 2022   AOTEAROA

Unfortunately due to the cancelling of the live performance content of the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Taonga Moana will not be going ahead.

Mozart Requiem

18 - 19 Nov 2022   AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON

Join us and the NZ Symphony Orchestra for one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire

An evening with Belles & Whistles and Sonōrus

6 Nov 2022   AUCKLAND

Check out these two brand new Auckland ensembles

An Evening with Eric Whitacre & Voices New Zealand

24 - 25 Sep 2022   AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON

A concert with a Grammy Award-winning composer, our national choirs, and some unforgettable music

OPEN REHEARSAL WITH ERIC WHITACRE, NZ Secondary Students’ Choir and NZ Youth Choir

24 - 25 Sep 2022   AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON

Our young national choirs work with Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, ahead of our concert

Carmina Burana: With our three national choirs

23 Jul 2022   AUCKLAND

A rare opportunity to see all our three of Aotearoa New Zealand’s national choirs staging Carl Orff’s most iconic work

Verdi Requiem

7 Jul 2022   AUCKLAND

In collaboration with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem calls for a quartet of exceptional soloists, a massive chorus of singers and an orchestra capable of overpowering grandeur.

CANCELLED: Voices Love Opera – South Island tour


Due to impact of COVID on our touring ensemble this week, we regretfully have to cancel this tour.

CANCELLED | Taonga Moana


Unfortunately this has been cancelled

Song of Destiny – with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

25 - 27 Nov 2021   WELLINGTON

Our final event of 2021

Voices Ensemble @ Expressions Whirinaki

27 Sep 2021   UPPER HUTT

SOLD OUT – What has changed in the last 200 years in matters of love and romance? Well, it’s not always smooth sailing as the soloists and ensemble singers will tell you…


7 Aug 2021   WELLINGTON

The debut of a new Wellington based ensemble at Classical on Cuba

Cultures Connect

17 Jul 2021   AUCKLAND

The final gala concert of Choral Connect

The Hall – Festival of Colour

15 - 17 Apr 2021   WANAKA

From playwright Ro Bright and director Kitan Petkovski, the team behind the multi-award-winning Kiwi heartbreaker Daffodils, comes a new uplifting small-town family story performed with the help of a mass choir.

Taonga Moana – Festival of Colour Wanaka

14 Apr 2021   WANAKA

Celebrating our moana as precious taonga with uplifting music from around the globe, this beautiful concert accompanies the flight of the kuaka/godwit, from icy northern seas all the way down to a fragile sanctuary in Antarctica.

Blue Planet II Live in Concert

9 - 10 Apr 2021   AUCKLAND

Blue Planet II Live in Concert takes you beneath the surface of the world’s oceans and up close with the fascinating creatures of our underwater world.

Taonga Moana – Auckland Arts Festival Premiere

21 Mar 2021   AUCKLAND

A love letter to the oceans

POSTPONED | Blue Planet II

22 Jul 2020   AUCKLAND

Blue Planet II Live in Concert at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre on Wednesday 22 July 2020 will need to be rescheduled. We hope to make an announcement of a new date for this concert experience in the coming weeks.

Six on Cuba – Voices NZ at CubaDupa

27 - 28 Jun 2020   WELLINGTON

Join six members of our national ensemble Voices NZ to hear the stories of some ancient and contemporary rockstar-composers and what they have to say about falling ‘head over heels’…

Ngū Kīoro… Harikoa Ake – celebrating togetherness


We sing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the enormous effort New Zealanders made to protect the vulnerable and eliminate COVID-19.

Rejoice & Requiem – with the APO

16 Apr 2020   AUCKLAND

‘Once upon a time there was a prep-school boy’, wrote Britten. ‘There was one curious thing: he wrote music, reams of it’. The former prep-school boy recycled some of his best juvenilia into this captivating piece.

CANCELLED | Devotion – with the NZSO


Following the triumphant 2019 Beethoven Festival, NZSO’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth continues with a masterwork from the end of his life – the Missa Solemnis.

CANCELLED | The Radical – with the APO

29 Mar 2020   AUCKLAND

“We are delighted to announce that the APO and our combined choir will be performing this concert for you to enjoy via a livestream on the APO website and Facebook page as well as other third-party digital channels.”

A Christmas Journey

6 Dec 2019   AUCKLAND

Enjoy a festive concert with NZ Youth Choir and VOICES New Zealand, celebrating Christmas, our 40th anniversary year and the NZ Youth Choir’s departure on their first ever tour of the Pacific.

Resurrection – with the NZSO

22 - 23 Nov 2019   WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND

Join VOICES New Zealand. NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart, two outstanding soloists, and other choirs for Mahler’s huge Second Symphony – Resurrection.

Taonga Moana – National Tour


A love letter to the oceans

Joy – Beethoven Festival with the NZSO

24 - 31 Aug 2019   WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Festival concludes in a brilliant finale with Beethoven’s last two symphonies, including the iconic Ninth.

Follow the Star


Join New Zealand’s award-winning chamber choir for a mid-winter Yulefest. Think cosy ambience under high-vaulted ceilings, candlelight and divine music.

Planet Earth II Live in Concert – with the APO

22 - 23 May 2019   AUCKLAND

Planet Earth II Live in Concert will bring you closer to the spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas on our planet than ever before.

A Baroque Easter – with the APO

18 Apr 2019   AUCKLAND

Handel is always played in December, but liturgically this is quite wrong. Join us and the APO for this joyous concert.

The Planets – with the NZSO

29 - 30 Mar 2019   AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON

Let the music paint pictures as you journey to Baltimore, Egypt and the edge of the Solar System in this awe-inspiring concert conducted by the NZSO Music Director Edo de Waart.

Beethoven 9

23 - 24 Nov 2018   WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND

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!

2018 European Tour – Voices of Aotearoa


New Zealand’s award winning chamber choir on tour in Europe 2018

VOICES NZ in Deutschland

31 Oct - 2 Nov 2018   HAMBURG, BERLIN

Voices of Aotearoa – Stimmen aus Neuseeland – Berauschend, exotisch und einfach wunderschön. Ein außergewöhnliches Programm des preisgekrönten Ensembles Voices New Zealand, in dem der pazifische Ursprung des Ensembles mit dem klassischen, europäischen Chorrepertoire auf wundersame Weise verschmilzt

The Planets

10 May 2018   AUCKLAND

VOICES NZ joins the Auckland Philharmonia in a performance of Holst’s epic THE PLANETS.


19 Apr 2018   AUCKLAND

VOICES NZ Chamber Choir joins the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for the world premiere of Ross Harris’s new work FACE. Also in the programme is Elgar’s ENIGMA

The King’s Singers and VOICES NZ

10 - 11 Mar 2018   WELLINGTON, AUCKLAND

Join the best choral voices in New Zealand and one of Britain’s greatest musical exports for a musical trip from the Renaissance to now. Prepare to be charmed.

Voices on Tour – Salut Printemps!


After a sell-out Auckland Concert, VOICES is taking SALUT PRINTEMPS on tour.

The Unusual Silence

30 Sep - 1 Oct 2017   AUCKLAND, NAPIER

THE UNUSUAL SILENCE will first echo within The Sanctuary of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in remembrance of WWI. Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a new commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly.

Baroque Voices

3 Aug 2017   AUCKLAND

VOICES New Zealand Chamber Choir feature in Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s BAROQUE VOICES concert, celebrating the glory of the voice in the high Baroque with Handel’s Zadok the Priest.


19 Mar 2017   AUCKLAND

Immersive and surprising, the staging of late New Zealand composer Jack Body’s PASSIO invited audience members to promenade around and passed soloists, orchestra and choir, creating an experience that many regarded as their festival highlight in 2017. Featuring soprano Madeleine Pierard, Auckland Chamber Orchestra and VOICES, conducted by Peter Scholes and Karen Grylls.