Kōrero: Choral music and choirs

Schola Cantorum sings

Wellington's Schola Cantorum, established in 1936, soon developed a reputation for excellence. Members are shown here in rehearsal in 1955. That year, with the National Orchestra, they performed a programme of works by New Zealand composers to celebrate Dominion Day. Listen to them sing part of a work from that concert, 'A delightsome land', written by their conductor Stanley Oliver for the 1940 centennial celebrations. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1955/0514-F

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.

Courtesy of the Stanley Oliver estate. Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Dominion Day Programme/ Reference number ID 26938).

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Choral music and choirs - The first century, 1840s to 1940s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/music/42223/schola-cantorum-sings (accessed 18 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014