The SOUTH AUCKLAND CHORAL SOCIETY INC. is a four part choir that meets weekly to rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in Crossroads Methodist Church, Broadway, Papakura, New Zealand. Three concerts are usually performed each year, with guest soloists and conductors.
Singers come from a wide area - from Auckland through to Te Kauwhata in the south and coast-to-coast from Waiuku across to Clevedon. With the recent introduction of a scholarship scheme to encourage young people in choral singing, ages now range from 16 through to 70-plus, with most in the middle-age group. Young and old enjoy singing together in the various types of music presented. The choices range from serious classical to light-hearted pop.
Numbers vary from 60-80 singers, depending on the work being rehearsed and (it has to be confessed) the winter weather! During the past 30 years over 110 programmes have been presented in centres as far apart as Whangarei and Napier.
Anyone in the 16-25 year age group who would like to consider an application for a scholarship is welcome to apply by contacting the secretary, Contact us or download an Application Form An audition will be held and the applicant's interest and ability in music are discussed with the Musical Director.
New members are welcome; the Musical Director, Iain Tetley auditions new members and encourages them to develop their musical skills.