Head Chorister: Euan McDougall
I have been in the choir for 6 years and have enjoyed every moment since I joined as a wee boy (not much has changed there!). My love of singing has grown throughout my time in the choir and we get a really broad perspective on songs of all ages and types.
Choir is also great socially, we form strong bonds and I think the friendships will last a lifetime. We have tours every year that are my highlights where we perform for audiences around New Zealand, bringing joy to their hearts and sometimes tears to their eyes. We also have two camps each year to learn new skills and new songs, and have lots of fun together.
I plan to continue singing after I leave the choir and will never forget the great times I have had performing songs I grew to know and love, with great friends.
Deputy Head Chorister: Gregory Williams
What’s really kept me here, is the camps and tours, and the general sense of belonging. There are usually two camps a year, and one tour as well as performances dotted throughout the terms.. At the camps, we work on new music and really get into the right state of mind for the year. Tours are generally our way of sharing our work with everyone, and we go to a different place each year, touring through schools, retirement homes, and really anywhere which will host us. Every year, we cap off the tours with a trip to the hotpools closest to our location.
In my time in the choir, I’ve learnt how to be a great me, as well as share the spotlight and work as a team. All of choir is great fun, and it’s quite hard to pinpoint what it is that I enjoy the most. All I can say is, I love choir, and I hope you will too.