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  1. Classical review: Auckland Choral in mighty voice - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: Auckland Choral in mighty voice  New Zealand Herald

    A mighty combo of great composer, the APO and Auckland Choral equals rousing night.

  2. Classical review: NZSO concludes Auckland leg of Beethoven Festival with rousing choral notes - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: NZSO concludes Auckland leg of Beethoven Festival with rousing choral notes  New Zealand Herald

    NZ Symphony Orchestra in continued good form with rousing Beethoven finale.

  3. Aotearoa to Become the Choral Music Capital of the World - Scoop.co.nz

    Aotearoa to Become the Choral Music Capital of the World  Scoop.co.nz

    Thousands of choral music performers, presenters and practitioners are headed to Auckland for the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music, 11-18 July 2020.

  4. Big Sing choirs flood into city - Otago Daily Times

    Big Sing choirs flood into city  Otago Daily Times

    In the bathrooms, in the corridors, in cafe queues, even on public transport - there will be humming and singing in all kinds of unusual places over the next three...

  5. Classical review: Auckland Choral full-voiced for opening concert - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: Auckland Choral full-voiced for opening concert  New Zealand Herald

    A short, sprightly Johann Stamitz symphony from the 1740s provided a sparkling overture for Auckland Choral's first 2019 concert. The scholarly expertise of...

  6. Stars shine at the Stand Up Stand Out Finals - OurAuckland

    Stars shine at the Stand Up Stand Out Finals  OurAuckland

    In an electric finals event, Auckland's top young talent left the Stand Up Stand Out audience and judges buzzing at Vodafone Events Centre on Saturday 14...

  7. Classical review: Auckland Choral's brilliant 100th Messiah celebration - New Zealand Herald

    Classical review: Auckland Choral's brilliant 100th Messiah celebration  New Zealand Herald

    Auckland Choral's Messiah was a glorious celebration of its 100th consecutive annual performance of Handel's oratorio. It was also a timely reminder of Uwe...

  8. Lecturer always drawn by diversity - Otago Daily Times

    Lecturer always drawn by diversity  Otago Daily Times

    The University of Otago's new classical voice lecturer, American Tessa Romano is settling in to New Zealand life. She tells Rebecca Fox about her journey from...

  9. Joy of singing contagious at competition finale - Otago Daily Times

    Joy of singing contagious at competition finale  Otago Daily Times

    Only at the Big Sing National Finale does the audience break into impromptu singing in between the programmed performances. Big Sing Otago host...

  10. Three South Auckland Orchestra & Choirs 'In Paradisum' - Scoop.co.nz

    Three South Auckland Orchestra & Choirs 'In Paradisum'  Scoop.co.nz

    An orchestra and two choirs based in South Auckland will join forces for the first time 'In Paradisum' ('Into Paradise') for one of the most widely-loved...

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Who we are: Get to know some of our choir members

  • Katherine Hong

    Picture of Katherine HongHi, I am Katherine Hong - Alto 1, joined Auckland Choral in the early 2016.  I am crazy about 18th and 19th century classical music and dreamt one day I could sing "Messiah" in a symphonic choir.  And now not only I sing "Messiah" but also have lots of  opportunities to sing other beautiful and heavenly music which I never dreamt that dream.  No single rehearsal I want to miss.

    I have one son and one furry kid.  I spend most of my time with my furry kid and enjoy watching ballet and will never get bored.

     
  • Kimberley Harris

    Picture of Kimberley HarrisKimberley joined the choir as a Soprano in January 2015 for Handel's Israel in Egypt. It was a daunting, split choir piece with a short rehearsal period but this didn't scare her away! Kimberley has been singing since before she could talk, her first words were sung, being Old MacDonald's E-I-E-I-O. Kimberley joined the Auckland Girls Choir as a foundation member in 1998 under Leonie Lawson and found she enjoyed Choral Music but left in 2000 as a 13 year old and found enjoyment throughout her high-school years in musical stage performances and often performed singing solos at school assemblies and talent contests. 

    After high-school Kimberley got her first job as a Receptionist in a Print Brokers and has since grown in the industry and is now very happy in her latest role as a Customer Support specialising in Labels. Kimberley has a wonderful daughter Jayda and a very cool and cheeky son, Harris (don't worry! he has his Fathers surname!) who bring her much joy. She grew up in and still resides in the Howick/Pakuranga area. Kimberley also enjoys movies, crystals, philosophical conversations and Karaoke (of course!)

     
  • Becky O'Gram

    Picture of Becky O'GramMy earliest memories of singing were car songs, where my sisters and I were squashed in the back of the car while my mother lead the chorus from the front. I started singing in small groups and choirs at age 12 for church events and friends' weddings. I've been a member of some form of choir ever since and now count myself very lucky to be a member of Auckland Choral. I joined in January 2017, with my first concert being the huge St John Passion by Bach. We performed it at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, in German! Singing out that first loud "Herr" gave me goose bumps and was an unforgettable experience. In December that year I got to perform in the Messiah for the first time and hope to do the same every Christmas for a long time to come.

     
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