- The Graduate Choir
- Established: 2001
Established in 2001, The Graduate Choir, New Zealand, is one of New Zealand’s premier choirs. Based in South Auckland, the choir is known for the warmth and breadth of its sound, accomplished presentation of varied repertoire and the unique cultural blend of its singers, and consistently performs with high acclaim.
In 2003, The Graduate Choir competed in the inaugural finale of the NZCF Classic Sing in Rotorua and gained a gold medal as the winner of their category as well as the Grand Prix trophy for the most outstanding choir overall. In 2005-2007 the choir recorded its first and second CDs and as well undertook tours of the United Kingdom and the North Island of New Zealand.
The choir has exciting plans for 2008-2009 which include a South Island tour, performances with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and an overseas tour in the near future.
The Graduate Choir is proud to have commissioned and performed many works by New Zealand composers, including:
Dienes Ave Verum Corpus
Griffiths, D. Does Not Wisdom Call Out? (2007, commission)
Griffiths, D. Sing to the Lord a New Song
Hamilton Karanga (2005, commission)
Hamilton May The Road Rise to Meet You
Madden He is Risen
Madden I Sing of a Maiden
Marshall Songs of Samoa (Minoi Minoi, Moemoe Pepe, Pusi Nofo, Sau La’u Teine Samoa)
Marshall To The Horizon: Images of New Zealand (Horizon I, To L.H.B.)
Maskell Now Is The Hour
Mews A Sound Came From Heaven
Ritchie, A. Song of Hope
Ritchie, J. Lord, When the Sense of Thy Sweet Grace
Southgate Whakarongo Mai E Nga Iwi
Taurima Kotiro Maori