Christ’s College Chapel Choir
Christ’s College Chapel Choir is one of the largest male voice chapel choirs in New Zealand.
Comprising 88 members, it is an auditioned choir ranging in age from 12 to 18 years, representing all levels of the college community. Christ’s College is one of New Zealand’s oldest schools, and also one of the most progressive. The Chapel Choir has been in existence since the inception of the College, and its primary function is to lead the school in its weekly chapel services. While the Choir’s repertoire is mostly religious, it aims to represent the multi-faceted community through performance of local and other large-scale musical works.
Over the years, the Chapel Choir has commissioned new works from leading New Zealand composers and has enjoyed the challenge of bringing these pieces to life. The College has for many years been represented in the finals of the New Zealand National Choral Competition and received top awards each time. A small group of students in the Chapel Choir also have the chance to tour overseas every three or four years.
Past tours have taken them to Spain, France, Italy, Germany or Austria where they sang in some amazing venues – including La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City or the Dom in Cologne. In 2024 (postponed from 2020), the Choir, under the direction of Mr Robert Aburn, will undertake its sixth European tour and will have the privilege to be performing in stunning venues around the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy.