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A Bulletin from
Choirs Aotearoa NZ Trust July  2015
NZ Youth Choir Dunedin 2014

New Zealand Youth Choir in the Waikato

In September the New Zealand Youth Choir visits Hamilton after an absence of some 13 years with concerts in Te Awamutu and the Gallagher Concert Chamber, University of Waikato. The Choir then travels on to Tauranga to join the Tauranga Civic Choir for a performance in St Mary Immaculate Church. The concerts are conducted by Music Director, David Squire, and preview music for the NZ Youth Choir’s 2016 European Tour by Mendelssohn, David Hamilton, Tuirina Wehi, Eric Whitacre and many more.
 Friday 4 September 7.30pm Te Awamutu – St John’s Church
Tickets: Adults $15 and accompanying children are Free.
Available in advance from i-SITE Visitors Centre, 1 Gorst Ave, Te Awamutu and at the door.
Saturday 5 September 8pm Hamilton – Gallagher Concert Chamber, University of Waikato
Tickets: A Res $15 - $30; B Res $10 - $25 (booking fees will apply)
from Academy Box Office Tel 0800 383 5200 or
Sunday 6 September 2pm Tauranga – St Mary Immaculate Church, Elizabeth Street
with Tauranga Civic Choir, Music Director Jeremy Whimster

Tickets: Adults $25     School Students $10 available through Eventfinder or at the door

Choirs Aotearoa's New Trustee

Diccon Sim has been appointed a trustee of Choirs Aotearo New Zealand Trust.

Diccon is a partner in Dunedin law firm, Gallaway Cook Allan.  He studied Philosophy and Law at the University of Otago and also holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from Oxford University.
He was a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir from 1983 to 1988, and a member of its management committee during that time. A longstanding member of Dunedin’s St Paul’s Cathedral Choir, he has also sung as a tenor Vicar Choral in the choir of Wells Cathedral, and was a member of Schola Cantorum of Oxford during his postgraduate studies.    
Diccon serves on the Boards of Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre and Selwyn College as well as the Boards of a number of trusts in the disability sector. He is also Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin and a Proprietor of St Hilda’s Collegiate School.
Diccon has been Choirs Aotearoa’s Honorary Solicitor for a number of years.