ENZSO 1996 Double Platinum Sales
Dr Guy Jansen, Dr Karen Grylls, Prof Peter Godfrey
Choir of the World Trophy 1999

About Us

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand's purpose is to create, nurture and promote vocal excellence in choral singing.

Our objective is to sustain and promote two complementary but distinct choirs. An internationally renowed professional choir - Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, and a youth choir which inspires and develops New Zealand's extraordinary young talent.

Under the artistic guidance of:

2011 -             David Squire (Music Director - New Zealand Youth Choir) |
1989 -             Dr Karen Grylls (Artistic Director / Music Director - Voices NZ Chamber Choir)
1983 - 1988   Prof. Peter Godfrey (Music Director)
1979 - 1984   Prof. Peter Godfrey (Guest Conductor)
1982 - 1987   David Wood (Assistant Music Director)
1979 - 1982   Dr Guy Jansen (Music Director)

and under the management of:

2010 -            Roger Lloyd
2008 - 2010   Barbara George
2002 - 2007   Jenny Jamieson
2001 - 2002   Lucy Tod
2001 - 2001   Mark da Vanzo
1992 - 2001   Jacqui Simpson
1989 - 1992   Neil Henderson
1985 - 1988   Paddy Nash
1979 - 1984   Colin Brown

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand Trust thanks the generous corporate sponsorship over the years from:

Infratil http://www.infratil.com/ (NZYC Principal Sponsor) 2012 -
Tower Group
2000 – 2008
QE11 Arts Council renamed Creative New Zealand
Works Consultancy 1992 – 1996
Department of Education
Electricorp 1989 – 1992
BP (New Zealand) 1987 – 1989
National Bank 1979 - 1986

"This is a story of vision and committment in which eight themes can be traced. These themes are: high quality musical leadership, a culture of high sacrifice and high reward, challenging repertoire, good communication within all levels of the choir, improving musicianship, and the loyalty of audiences and sponsors." 
Choir of the World:  Simon Tipping published by Dunmore Press 2002