Auckland 2018

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RSCMNZ combined Australia and NZ Summer School 2018

‘Singing in the City of Sails’

9th-16th January 2018

Director: Andrew Lumsden
Organist & Master of the Choristers, Winchester Cathedral, UK.

The Summer School was based at Dilworth School, Epsom and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell. Special features of the programme included the magnificent new cathedral organ, the restored St Mary’s organ (by an Australian builder) and an all day trip to beautiful Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

Workshops and activities included:

  • Remembering Vaughan Williams (60th anniversary of his death)
  • Vaughan Williams contemporaries
  • Lectures on Vaughan Williams – his life – and the carol
  • Music by New Zealand composer in residence
  • How to get the best out of your choir
  • How to care for your voice
  • How to work with children’s voices
  • How to make the best of your resources
  • What makes a good hymn?
  • Organ/harpsichord tuition
  • VFL coaching and examination
  • Two major services
  • Major public concert
  • Visits to two historic Auckland Churches
  • Visit to the Maritime Museum including harbour trip
  • All day excursion to Waiheke Island
  • Informal concerts and forums
  • Bar and recreation facilities