Welcome to the Edgecumbe Choir

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Kia ora!


We are a secular community choir based in Whakatane - the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand - performing a wide range of music from the last five centuries. This includes carols, masses, oratorios, opera and musical theatre numbers to art, folk and popular songs. 


We rehearse in Whakatane at the church of St George & St John on Thursday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 pm from early February to early December.


The choir is enjoying a great start to 2015, with rehearsals for our ANZAC weekend concerts now underway. 

If you're thinking of joining the choir, please feel free to check out details for 'The Armed Man' - regarded by some as the best choral work since 'The Messiah'.  

Edgecumbe Choir Members perform Leonard Cohen's  'Hallelujah'

We have more than 60 performing members and give at least two public concerts a year.  New performing or financial members are always welcome.


Members’ singing development is encouraged with workshops and courses throughout the year. We like socialising too, and organise several events for the whole choir each year.  Individual sections occasionally hold their own get-togethers as well.

Our Vision

“The Edgecumbe Choir – a vibrant and inclusive group of singers who enjoy learning a range of choral music to an excellent standard, and performing to a wide and appreciative audience.”


We recently agreed on three strategies to achieve our vision:

1.   Grow our audiences

2.   Maintain or improve our standard of performance

3.   Strengthen our membership and participation levels


So please come and join us as a singer or supporter!