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College Big Sing National Finale

September 02, 2013 at 10:20 AM

For the first time in 30 years of Choral Federation’s The Big Sing, Saint Kentigern College became a member of the Elite group of Secondary School Choirs who were chosen for the 2013 National Finale, held in Dunedin.  Held over three days at the Dunedin Town Hall, all performances were streamed live on the Choral Federation web page enabling parents who were unable to travel, the opportunity to watch their children sing. Eighteen Choirs, selected from 250 nationwide each sang six songs over the three days, culminating in a Gala Concert and the presentation of awards within the Finale group. 

Kentoris, directed by Mr Lachlan Craig received a Bronze award.  The adjudicators chose the choir’s performance of Tippet’s ‘Steal Away’ for the Gala Concert. Featuring a stunning solo by Manase Latu, the choir gained a standing ovation from the packed Dunedin Town Hall crowd.

The selection for the National Finale has been a long term goal for the Music programme at the College which started in 2006 with the birth of an extended choral programme through the creation of Kentoris and the all-comers ‘Clan Chorus’ which was later replaced by Menasing, Musettes and A Minor.

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