We are forming a Nelson Youth Choir:

  • to generate a love of singing in a choir.

  • to provide the opportunity for members to be taught the art of choral singing.

  • to produce choral music of a high standard. 


We would like students representing your school to be in the newly formed Nelson Youth Choir, and this email provides information about the choir and auditions.


The Nelson Youth Choir will enhance music activities in your school, and is designed to be about fun, accuracy and excellence.

The repertoire will be varied and include all musical styles. 

Who are we?


We are a team who have experience, networks, and a track record of success:

  • Conductor/Teacher: Nigel Weeks QSM

  • Conductor/Teacher: Zoë  Dee

  • Business Manager: Sally Hallmark

Why does Nelson need a Youth Choir?


There is a fine tradition of music and singing in Nelson, with Nelson schools well represented in winning top awards for their choirs in New Zealand (The Big Sing and Cadenza). However, Nelson City does not currently have a viable and visible Youth Choir, as do other cities.


We have met with Mayor Rachel Reese and staff at Nelson City Council and had positive discussions with them, and we will be seeking formal support for our proposal from Council with a view to building on the strong relationship between the Choir, Council and the community.

Choir Committee
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Helen Tyson (Secretary)

email: ncchelentyson@gmail.com

Phone:  021 023 49301

Sally Hallmark (Chairperson)

Lindsay Vaughan (Treasurer)

Helen Tyson (Secretary)

Jeremy Glasgow (Committee member)

John Glasgow (Librarian / Committee member)

R osemary Shaw (Committee member)

Ann Childs (Committee member)

Patti Martin (Committee member)

Noel Stephens (Committee member)