New Zealand Youth Choir Music Director, David Squire, has been travelling around the country auditioning young singers for vacancies in the choir. In recent years NZYC has had around a 50-voice membership but the choir’s new sponsorship from Infatil has enabled the Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust to increase the nominal strength to 60 voices.
With a number of members leaving the choir over the last year for a variety of reasons – going overseas for further study being the main one – the recent auditions in Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington had 22 vacancies to fill. From the 67 auditions, David Squire has been able to recruit a talented batch of new singers.
“I was impressed with the quality of singers auditioning across the country, many of whom had rich tone and vocal colour beyond their years. I hope that those singers who didn’t make it this time continue to work on their technique and musicianship, and then re-audition 2014.”
The new member’s names will be added to the online list in 2013.