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The Holy Trinity Cathedral choir, Auckland

The Church of England was the strongest denomination in New Zealand, and an important vehicle for the transmission of English values. The choir of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland, pictured here in 1980, can be heard singing ‘Evening hymn’, composed by the Englishman Henry Balfour Gardiner.

Sound file from Holy Trinity Choir, Music from Holy Trinity Cathedral, 1974 to 1985, compact disc, Kiwi Pacific Records International, Kiwi CD SLD-087, 0’32”–1’30”.

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Religion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015