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Posts tagged: workshop

Wellington NZ Choral Federation – celebrating 25 years of workshops with the best of ’em!

By , 12/05/2012
Twenty-five years ago this year, Sir David Willcocks, doyen of British choral conductors at the time, came to New Zealand  and took the very first of the New Zealand Choral Federation Wellington workshops. Local  choral conductor John Knox, who had sung in the Bach Choir in London under Willcocks, had formed a friendship with him over time, and invited him to come and conduct choirs in New Zealand (one... read more

Close Encounter with Dvorak – Richard Gill and the NZSO break it down….

By , 20/08/2010
(Review also by Julia Wells) Australian conductor Richard Gill runs a series of educational-cum-entertainment programmes with the Sydney Symphony, called "Discovery", making classical music more approachable for people who perhaps haven't had musical backgrounds or previous exposure to what's commonly called  "classical" music. He recently brought this idea to Wellington, working with the NZSO over two evenings and concentrating on two of the most popular symphonies in the whole of... read more

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