Story: Choral music and choirs

New Zealand Youth Choir members celebrate

Members of the New Zealand Youth Choir – from left, Tim Jackson, Katherine Hodge, Sam Piper, Simon Baskerville, Phillip Collins and Luke Gorton – celebrate after they were named 'Choir of the world' at the 1999 International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. Listen to them sing one of the works that secured them the title, 'Didn't it rain', by David Hamilton, which tells the biblical story of Noah and the flood. The recording comes from the album Choir of the world: live from Llangollen and London.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/2187
Photograph by Rob Kitchin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

Sound courtesy of HRL Morrison Music Trust - Trust Records and composer David Hamilton

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Choral music and choirs - Developments since the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014