Sing Aoteroa 1625 Oct 2016 10:00
|New Zealand Choral Federation’s Sing Aotearoa 16 took place in Rotorua, over Labour Weekend.|
Grant Hutchinson, Chief Executive NZCF, said, “We had good attendance with over three hundred singers and conductors enjoying the festival which included concerts, workshops and cultural exchange. We were also privileged to have two composers in residence: our guest conductor, Ben Parry, from the UK and Chris Artley. We enjoyed singing some arrangements by Ben and premiered two works by Chris at a variety of interesting locations: at Te Pui as well as on the lawns outside the Museum.”
Auckland based composer Chris Artley was invited to be the Guest Composer at the event. He wrote a specially commissioned work Language of Stones for the occasion, with words by poet Robina Adamson.
A festival choir of over 250 singers, conducted by international conductor Ben Parry, the Director of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, gave the world premiere performance of Language of Stones at Te Puia.
Ben Parry, Chris Artley and Robina Adamson after the world premiere performance of Language of Stones at Te Puia, Rotorua.
Read more about Sing Aotearoa 16 here.