Kotuku Children’s Choir
Kotuku Choir consists of 8 – 26 year olds who sing fifteen languages, perform the song and dance of Aotearoa and the Pacific Rim, original multi-media composition, and international repertoire. Kotuku Choir runs as a system of smaller satellite choirs operating weekly in Paraparaumu, Wainuiomata, Stokes Valley, Tawa, Lower Hutt, and Wellington’s CBD. Each of the choir members receive vocal, sight singing and composition training, being mentored through smaller age-banded a cappella groups, barbershop quartets, kapa haka, multi cultural dance troupes, alongside their larger choir and band rehearsals. Kotuku Choir toured internationally in December 2007 – January 2008. We visited and performed with prestigious choirs at international venues and tourist resorts, also performing community concerts and school workshops in America and England. Venues included Southwark Cathedral, London & the Von Trapp Lodge (the real Sound of Music family) in Vermont USA. We are singing a new song of Aotearoa, both internally in New Zealand and around the world – we want to promote New Zealand business as we go and we could not journey without homegrown support.