Open Evening term one 2024

What a fantastic turn out we had for our first open evening for 2024! We loved sharing our progress so far with our friends and whanau, and are looking forward to performing for everyone in our future concerts and festival performances this year!



Summer School @ Te Tuhi
22-25 January 2024

What an amazing four days we had to begin 2024 at our Summer School @ Te Tuhi! We had three strands running - a junior choir, a senior choir and our teachers/conductors. With amazing leaders and mentors such as Amelia Giles, Elise Bradley (MNZM), Dr Karen Grylls (CNZM), Takerei Komene, James Harrison and Elizabeth Lau, our singers and conductors learnt heaps, made great friendships and had so much fun! Huge thanks to Pub Charity Ltd for their support of this programme.



Inaugural end of year concert a great success

On Saturday 2 December 2023, the New Zealand Children's Choral Academy held its first end of year concert. It was brilliant seeing the amazing progress both the Junior and Senior choirs have made in just one year, and we loved having a large and supportive audience of family and friends in attendance.
Bring on 2024!


Choral Connect 2023 'Due Drop In' project

In the September/October school holidays, we ran a fantastic 4 day workshop and performance programme, alongside the national NZ Choral Federation's Choral Connect conference.

Consisting of a Junior Choir programme for junior singers aged 5-8 years, and a Senior Choir programme, for singers aged 9 years and above, all singers were given the opportunity to learn new repertoire from all over the world, sing in multiple languages, work with nationally and internationally renowned conductors, and of course form new friendships and have fun! Our 4 days culminated in a performance at the Due Drop Event Centre, where we were delighted to perform alongside with the New Zealand Youth Choir and Gondwana Chorale from Australia.

Senior choir working with guest conductor Rollo Dilworth     Junior Choir performing a waiata to Choral Connect 23 delegates


Mid-year Open Evening

On Tuesday 25 July 2023, the Junior and Senior Choirs each held an Open Evening for family and friends to showcase what they have learnt so far this year. They thoroughly enjoyed performing for the supportive audience, and loved having friends come along who are interested in joining the NZCCA family.

They are now looking forward to an end-of-year concert that builds on what they were able to perform during this open evening, and can't wait to see you all there!


    Junior Choir and Senior Choir performing to family and friends at our mid-year open evening