Sunday, July 13, 2008

About the Choir

Mission

It is the mission of the City of Dunedin Choir to make glorious music for the enjoyment of the wider Dunedin and southern New Zealand community.

Vision

It is the vision of the City of Dunedin Choir to be "A Choir of Note" in New Zealand.

Goals

To fulfill its Mission the Choir has set the following Goals:

1. To present choral music concerts or other entertainments to the general public (normally presenting or participating in five events annually),
2. To encourage the performance and enjoyment of choral music by people of all ages and from all walks of life,
3. To strive for an excellent standard of performance,
4. To build good working relationships with the Southern Sinfonia, the University of Otago Music Department, the Dunedin Youth Orchestra and other New Zealand choirs, orchestras and bands,
5. To provide opportunities for young musicians to gain experience in performances with the Choir,
6. To associate with any other charitable New Zealand society or association having interests similar to that of the Choir, such as the New Zealand Choral Federation, and
7. To ensure the prudent management of the Choir in accordance with its rules.

The Choir came into being in 1863 and was constituted as the Dunedin Choral Society Incorporated in 1898. The Choir is managed in accordance with the Dunedin Choral Society Rules 1994/96/2001.

So, now that we all know what the Choir is all about, let's have some fun! We invite choir members to tell about their experiences during rehearsals and performances, and we invite patrons and friends to have their say - we would love to hear your views!

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