We will be flying south this week to participate in the Region 35 Regional Convention 2017. Distinctly Dunedin.
3 quartets from GAC, MOLTO!, COMPASS and RETRO feature in the Quartet Competition on Friday.
MOLTO! is the contestant number 6, scheduled on stage at 1:14pm, COMPASS number 12, at 2:50pm and RETRO number 14, at 3:12pm. Wish them well.
GAC are the contestant Number 10 in the Chorus Competition on Saturday, scheduled on stage time 2:36pm. Love your support!
Well, that was an amazing night of a cappella music! People who chose to be with us over the stadium Adele had a real treat on Saturday 25 March.
14 Spizzwinks(?) guys just casually took the satge ( in tuxedos! ) and created the unforgettable musical experience for all. Their energy and humour made us happy and thier beautiful love songs made us tender.
They promised to be back in 3 years again with new faces -- cannot wait!
Of course GAC performed as well with special guests Baradonna and Campbell Mackenzie. Girls were so cute and young Campbell wowed the audience with his songs.
On Sunday 26th February, we visited Waiake Beach for a summer singout as part of the East Coast Bays "Music in the Bays" series.
We entertained picnickers and assorted beachgoers with some of our classic tunes as well as our contest numbers.
We even sang Happy Birthday to a lovely lady celebrating with her friends and family!
The cicadas were determined to outsing us, but in the end it was a beautiful compromise of nature and music on a beautiful late summer day.
The Double Trouble! concert on Sunday 19 February was totally fantastic.
All the key people returning to Auckland from Wellington arrived in time (Phew! -- thank you Air NZ and Jet Star! ).
Our guest Pride of Portland were amazingly lively, considering that they had flown overnight from the US and the few from Alaska had come from sub zero winter temperatures to a hot, humid Auckland summer's day.
What a buzz it was to sing "Hine" and "How we Sang" all together.
We pulled this show off once again with a lot of wonderful people's hard work - the wonderful Stage Manager Rebecca, FoH Manager Mike, Riser organiser Ali and all their support crews, Directors and fantastic MC Andrea.
Members' yummy home baking were a great hit again.
Auckland is once again extremely privileged to be hosting the Yale Spizzwinks(?), America's first and oldest underclassman a cappella group dating back to a first performance in early 1914. They have entertained at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the White House, perform over 100 concerts across USA and around the world each year, and this year are including New Zealand as part of their 2017 “Spring tour” – our Autumn.
Fourteen of the current Spizzwinks(?) line-up will be in concert with the Greater Auckland Chorus and friends in the Raye Freedman Arts Centre, at the Newmarket end of Gillies Avenue, at 7:30 pm on Saturday 25 March, doors open at 7:00pm.
Pride of Portland Chorus is one of the top women’s barbershop choruses in the world, consistently ranking in the top ten at International contests, most recently placing 6th at the 2016 contest in Las Vegas this October. They are the first Sweet Adelines chorus ever invited to audition for America’s Got Talent! And they are headed our way for a New Zealand tour, where they will sweep you off your feet with their rhythms, movement and exhilarating performance style.
In Auckland, it will be double the fun, double the singing, double the dancing and double the acting with our very own Greater Auckland Chorus.
What fun we had at the fabulous Gotta Get Outta This Town show over the weekend. From all of us on the risers and on the floor a huge THANK YOU to our incredible playright team Joanna and Suzannah Lyes, our sparkling directors Melody and Jocosa, the teams in front and at the back of the house, all supporters, show team, show cast, and especially to our audiences who were so much fun to perform for!
Congratulations to our GAC quartets MOLTO! and ZEAL who took out first and third place respectively at the NZ Sweet Adelines competition in Wellington in May. ZEAL also took out the Novice Quartet Award.
MOLTO! will represent New Zealand at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas in October this year.
We are so lucky to now have not only one Master Director but two!
By merit of The Greater Auckland Chorus scoring over 600 points (643) at the New Zealand Sweet Adeline Regional competitions in May, our Co-Director Jocosa Bruce has advanced to the position of Master Director.
Congratulations Jocosa, we are so proud of you!