Story: Choral music and choirs

The Rotorua Maori Choir

In 1930 Columbia Records recorded the Rotorua Maori Choir singing in the Tūnohopū meeting house at Ōhinemutu, on the shore of Lake Rotorua. The original 78RPM discs were remastered and released on three LP discs in the early 1960s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-PHONO-1930-01-4

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Choral music and choirs - The first century, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/42225/the-rotorua-maori-choir (accessed 29 June 2017)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 22 Oct 2014