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New Zealand Students Create Singing Bubbles
Published: May 30,2020

In the same week that the New Zealand Choral Federation (NZCF) and IFCM announced the cancellation of WSCM2020 (11-18 July 2020 in Auckland, NZ),  NZCF also cancelled its major secondary schools choral festival, The Big Sing.

Each year, close to 10,000 young people from over 250 schools take part in The Big Sing regional festivals nationwide which culminate in The Big Sing Finale. As so many choral communities have done around the world, NZCF launched a virtual choir project for the students to work on during the country’s lockdown. Singing from their individual bubbles up and down the country, 180 secondary students joined their voices, and bubbles, to create extraordinary ‘singing bubbles’ floating over the islands.

For 2020, The Big Sing became The Virtual Sing in the performance of an energetic waiata, A te terakihi (The Cicada).

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Official magazine of the International Federation for Choral Music, the International Choral Bulletin is published quarterly in the four official languages of IFCM: English, French, German and Spanish. It is distributed in more than 80 countries on the five continents and is the official voice of choral music around the world.

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