Saturday, March 21, 2020

COVID-19 suspension of all choir activities

COVID-19: Rehearsals are suspended until further notice.
For further information about the virus, keep an eye on this government website:

It is with regret that, after serious deliberation the committee decided to suspend choir rehearsals until further notice. There will be no rehearsal this coming Tuesday 24th March and thereafter. 

This decision will certainly disappoint those of us who regard choir as the highlight of our week and who appreciate how it contributes to our health and well-being. Please be aware withdrawal of such a key activity from an older age group can have well-documented negative health effects and so stay connected and be responsive to the choir ‘family’ during these anxious times.

Collection of Scores: There has been a decision not to collect the Bach St Matthew Passion scores at his time, but if you have already made arrangements to return your score that is fine.

Although this suspension of choir activities looks like an extended break we hope and pray it will be sooner rather than later that we can reconvene. Returning to normal choir activities will be announced on this website and directly to members by email.

Look after yourselves, take care.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Looking forward to the 2020 choral season

Handel's Messiah, 10 December 2019 (Photo: Ian Thomson)
City Choir Dunedin is looking forward to a busy 2020, presenting two major concerts and appearing with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch City Choir and Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in other concerts. Our audience can look forward to enjoying world-class performances of classical and contemporary choral works.

1 August: Celebrate Peace
City Choir Dunedin presents a concert in Knox Church, with music that ranges from the well-loved classic Fauré Requiem, to contemporary works by internationally-renowned composers Peteris Vasks, Ola Gjeilo and New Zealand composer Christopher Marshall. The concert will feature two upcoming young soloists: soprano Caroline Burchell and baritone Scott Bezett. 

22 August: City Choir Dunedin performs in Beethoven’s popular Ninth Symphony presented by the DSO. 

28 November: Magnificent Christmas
City Choir’s Christmas concert in the Dunedin Town Hall will include Bach’s Magnificat, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, and more. 

Are you a singer looking for an exciting choir to join? We guarantee good music and warm friendship! Contact our Membership Secretary, Jan Stevens, on