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Nelson Civic Choir is one of New Zealand’s oldest choirs created by the community for the community. Its purpose is to promote classical and contemporary choral music for all to enjoy  – both participants and audience alike.
The choir has been in existence in some form for more than 160 years. And today, under the leadership of its new Music Director, Jason Balla, who brings to the choir more than 35 years of music making on the international classical music scene, the choir continues to grow, to thrive, and to bring exciting concerts to the Nelson community and beyond.
The choir welcomes singers of all ages and abilities – the only requirement being an interest in community singing and a desire to be part of a fun and dynamic choral group comprised of individuals from all walks of life and a variety of musical experiences and backgrounds.
Nelson Civic Choir is a non-profit organisation which exists to serve the community. We welcome all who wish to enjoy the transformational musical experience that choral singing can provide. This is our responsibility to our community and to the art  form.
To become a member please visit:


Concerts sell out in advance, and bring pleasure to large and enthusiastic audiences.

Concerts provide high profile opportunities for brand visibility.


As a donor and/or sponsor your generosity helps to ignite creativity on our concert stage and beyond. Your caring support allows us to continue to advance choral and artistic excellence, increase the relevance and reach of choral music for both traditional and new audiences, engage our diverse communities through regular performances throughout the year and expand our role as a cultural cornerstone in the Nelson Tasman region.
By becoming a donor and/or sponsor you will be investing in our community and can give your company brand visibility and showcase your commitment to a rich and vibrant quality of life through the performing arts by sponsoring performances and programmes with one of Nelson’s most prestigious and vibrant performing arts organisations.

Under the leadership of our internationally renowned Music Director, Jason Balla, through artistic excellence and exciting programming, public performances take place in  a  variety  of  performing  arts  venues.

Nelson Civic Choir is leading the advancement of choral music in the region. Personal donations as well as business and corporate sponsorships support Nelson Civic Choir in creating exciting and fulfilling community experiences—while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, our organisation, and our city.

Donors and sponsors enjoy unique networking experiences, special invitations to exclusive events, and opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with other patrons of the arts. Donors and sponsors are recognized in print and digital media.
Arts and cultural organisations strengthen communities. Show your strength by becoming a personal donor, a corporate or business sponsor and become part of an exciting and vibrant community which continues to go from strength to strength. And when you do you can take pride in knowing that you serve an essential role in sustaining Nelson Civic Choir’s mission to enrich, inspire and transform lives through music, community, engagement and education.

By supporting Nelson Civic Choir and its concert programmes throughout the year local companies enhance their brands, build business relationships, reward employees, strengthen reputations for corporate citizenship and communicate key messages to loyal audiences.


  • To the choir/singers
  • To the donor/sponsor
  • To the community
  • To the world of choral music


  • Lump sum payments
  • Regular contributions
  • Advertising opportunities
  • Sponsorship of a performer or event

Make a gift or donation to the Nelson Civic Choir. Consider making a recurring gift to provide Nelson Civic Choir with continual, reliable support in scheduled monthly or quarterly installments that are comfortable and convenient for you.


[email protected]

Ph or txt  021 639 959

And click HERE for the Choir’s sponsorship brochure

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