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Geoffrey Hinds

Composer, Performer

Born: 1950


Geoffrey William John Hinds was born in Auckland on April 2, 1950.

He was educated at University of Auckland majoring in composition under Prof. Douglas Mews. He graduated with a BA in 1973 and MPhil (Mus) 1975. Geoffrey attended NZ Bible College 1977-9, gaining a Divinity Degree.

Geoffrey earns his living as a private piano teacher and ballet class accompanist as well as a little freelance composition. 1983 gained LRSM, 1984 became a Registered Music Teacher. He is also organist/choirmaster at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Mt Eden, serves on the committee of the Auckland Lieder Group (for which he is also accompanist), and serves on the Institute of Registered Music Teachers Auckland Branch committee.

Hobbies include exploring areas of natural beauty. Over the 1990-1991 holiday period he visited England to explore the landscape that inspired his favourite composer, John Ireland. Geoffrey makes annual pilgrimages to Rangitoto Island and is a life member of YHANZ. Also, he is the President of the Auckland Lieder Group.

"These days I teach a few piano pupils, play for Mt Eden Ballet Academy, play the organ and run a shall choir at St Barnabas Mt Eden. Outside of music I join a group of volunteers weeding and planting native seedling on the slopes of Mt Eden." - Geoffrey Hinds

Composed (21)

A Sign for You

for SATB choir, 3m

After Midnight

for SATB choir and organ, 5m

Colyton Overture

for orchestra, 6m

Creation Cantata

for SATB choir and organ with solo soprano, 10m


for tenor and piano

Innocence and Experience

for tenor and piano, 13m

Lever de Rideau

for alto voice and piano, 3m


for SATB choir, 7m

Nine Mystical Songs

for tenor and piano, 24m

Out of the Blue

for piano, 8m

Pieces of Peace

a song cycle for tenor and piano, 10m

Pipe up - Pipe down

for alto saxophone, 6m


for trumpet, horn and trombone


for flute, 4m


for alto, tenor and piano, 6m

Underside Christmas

for SATB choir

Water, Water Everywhere

for tenor and piano, 16m

Recordings (1)

New Zealand National Anthem Sung in English and Maori - CD

Nz recordings not by sounz composers

Performances (2)

Geoffrey Hinds | Of Land and Sea

**Geoffrey Hinds** performs a programme of works for piano by NZ composers. Featuring works by...