We have a fantastic lineup of singers for our 2019 event.
Stellar Singers is a community choir known for its quality smooth blended full sound, exciting repertoire and fun stage presence. Embracing every genre of music including contemporary a cappella, jazz, gospel, barbershop, sacred and secular choral music, Stellar is passionate about high quality singing and bringing communities together through music. The choir has sung with Josh Groban, The King’s Singers and the Real Group, and has performed on The X Factor, New Zealand’s Got Talent and Dancing with the Stars. The choir also offers regular concerts around Auckland and further afield.
VoxPop is a high quality (but not high-brow) a cappella pop choir founded in 2010, that cross-pollinates the energy, anarchy and fun of pop music with the intricate vocal layering of classical choral music and the rich harmonies of jazz and blues.
City of Sails Barbershop Chorus
City of Sails Barbershop Chorus is an all-male a cappella vocal ensemble who sing in the barbershop style. Members come from all age groups, backgrounds and abilities with one thing in common being their love of singing. They compete nationally and give regular performances throughout the year.
Greater Auckland Chorus
Greater Auckland Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International and is an award winning, dynamic female performing group with a varied repertoire of pulse-pounding tempos and soulful ballads spanning all musical genres, from barbershop to jazz and Broadway musical standards. Members are from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and occupations who come together to share a love of singing and performing.
Everybody Sings – The Choir
The Choir brings Aucklanders together in high-quality, inclusive singing groups. Members build confidence and musical skill in supportive choirs that perform around the city. Now numbering 7 groups, the initiative is constantly growing including becoming established out of Auckland and provides an opportunity for members to gain confidence from singing while sharing laughter and fun together.
Next Offramp is an 11-piece contemporary a cappella group from Auckland. Known for their tight rhythms, fresh harmonies and groove, with plenty of energy and heart, Next Offramp sings an eclectic mix of popular songs, along with some wonderfully obscure gems.
Heaven Bent Gospel Choir
Heaven Bent is a long established Auckland Gospel choir born from a workshop 25 years ago with gospel expert Tony Backhouse. The relationship with Tony continues and more recently the choir has also been working with Eric Dozier from Nashville, Tennessee. Heaven Bent specialises in singing a cappella music from the African American/Gospel tradition, along with modern African, Maori, and other Pacific music. Performances include events ranging from charity to church to corporate.
GALS – Auckland’s gay and lesbian singers – are also joining us again. The group has been together for 25 years and has sung around the world as well as across New Zealand.
Voxette is Long Bay College’s premier auditioned choir. The group participates in many competitions and concerts and is directed by renowned Choral Director, Brian Lee. Highlights throughout the year include ‘The Big Sing’ National Choral Competition
The Castorways began as a group of friends who met together every few weeks in Castor Bay, Auckland (hence the name) to enjoy making music together-now they regularly perform and sing everything from Bach to Bacharach and plenty in between.