Alumni

Auckland Choral’s official alumni group was set up early in 2018.
Launched with a social occasion hosted by John Stevenson and organised by John and Traude Leibbrand, many former Auckland Choral choristers were delighted to become a part of this group.

The year of 2018 ended with a highlight: it saw alumni members join Auckland Choral on the Town Hall stage for the 100 Hallelujah Memorial Messiah performances.

Strong linkages to the Auckland Choral Management Committee and the Foundation have been formed and an Alumni Committee has been set up to plan events at which alumni can re-connect, sing together, share memories about their years performing in the choir and also on occasion follow invitations to sing with the existing choir in concert whilst also supporting the choir in a variety of ways.

If you have sung with Auckland Choral and left the choir, you are warmly invited to join us by emailing: alumni@aucklandchoral.com

OUR PEOPLE

Alumni Committee

Traude Leibbrand – Co-ordinator and Choir Member
John Stevenson – Foundation Trustee and Choir Member
Olive Leddy – Management Committee and Choir Member
Jane Gee – Choir Member
Brian Millar – Alumnus
Alison Ross – Alumna

Report from our Midwinter Christmas

On the afternoon of Sunday 4th July, a successful two hour Alumni get-together was held with about 30 people in attendance, including some non-Alumni singing members who helped with organising the event. The main purpose of these meetings is to offer our Alumni to meet and have a good catch-up with each other (reinforced by a glass of mulled wine), followed by Carol singing and afternoon tea. Alumni members appreciated this opportunity and also loved the singing together, conducted by the society’s  president and former deputy music director David Hamilton. A big thank you goes to John Stevenson for offering his house as venue and to Carey McDonald, our General Manager, for accompanying the carol singing on the keyboard. In July 2021 Auckland Choral Alumni  had a total of 137 Alumni on their members list.