We are a community-based secular choir based in Whakatane, 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. We also practise on Tuesday evenings for around a month before each concert.
The choir has enjoyed a fantastic 2014, having recently performed our very successful Christmas concert - Glad Tidings. If you're thinking of joining the choir, please feel free to check out details for our next concert, 'The Armed Man' - regarded by some as the best choral work since 'The Messiah'.
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.
“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!