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Nelson Civic Choir sing classical big works. We are passionate about singing. We are an un-auditioned choir of all ages. Our hope is that people of all ages will join us.

Hatching, Matching and Despatching

Saturday 14 August 7.00pm Nelson Civic Choir’s mid-winter concert will open with excerpts from Haydn's Creation.  As COVID locks New Zealand down yet again, our homegrown composers will be celebrated.  Dorothy Buchanan's Tempo and Peace Song as well as Chris Artley's Missa Brevis Akarana will be presented. Guest artists include: Organist Alan Gray, Cellist Lissa Cowie, and Pianist Anne Shearer;…

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Nelson Civic Choir is a non-audition, community-based choir that is one of the oldest in the country. Our aim is to provide high quality performances of major classical choral works as well as many lesser known works. These concerts, in conjunction with orchestral or other accompaniment, add greatly to Nelson’s rich cultural tradition. We would love you to be part of our community.

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About us

We celebrated our 160th anniversary in 2020. In 1988 the choir acquired its present name, reflecting its place in the community. A recent trend, welcomed by the choir, has been the participation of younger singers who have subsequently gone on to further their studies in music. We are proud to offer young people the opportunity to participate in major choral productions, both enhancing their experience and increasing their confidence in performance.

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