Bringing together eight of the finest choirs at the 2024 World Choir Games, these two concerts convey the wide variety of choir types and music styles that will be on glorious show throughout the Games.

Concert One | 11 July

Featuring two mixed chamber choirs with distinctly different sounds, the acclaimed Graduate Choir from New Zealand and the exciting Delaware Choral Scholars from the USA, will be joined by two equal-voice groups, the smooth-toned Festival Statesmen from Australia and Ungklang, an entertaining young Danish ensemble who like to shake things up!

  • The Graduate Choir, established in 2001 by conductor Terence Maskell, is celebrated for its rich and compelling sound, featuring singers from across greater Auckland reflecting the region's ethnic diversity.
  • The Festival Statesmen, led by artistic director Jonathan Bligh, are a multi-award winning, dynamic men’s a cappella chorus with a wide-ranging repertoire from classical to contemporary.
  • Ungklang from Denmark is a young, unconventional group known for breaking the usual expectations of classical choral singing and bringing innovation to the stage.
  • Delaware Choral Scholars are fresh from their big win at Llangollen Eisteddfod Competition in Wales. Directed by Paul D Head, Scholars are a highly auditioned, frequently touring choir from the USA that has grown out of the university’s choral studies programme.

Concert Two | 17 July

Showcasing two mixed-voice choirs, the passionate Swiss consonus vokalensemble and the much-awarded University of Oregon Chamber Choir from the USA, along with fine local choir Paradisum from Epsom Girls’ Grammar School.

  • Consonus vokalensemble is a young choir from Switzerland, conducted by Mauro Ursprung, known for their unbridled passion for singing together harmoniously and at the highest level.
  • Paradisum, the premier choir at Auckland’s Epsom Girls Grammar School, explores diverse repertoire in different languages, including music by New Zealand composers, under the direction of Virginia Le Cren.
  • University of Oregon Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sharon J Paul, specializes in a cappella repertoire from the 16th century to today and has achieved high placings at international choral competitions, including winning first prize at the Grand Prix of Nations in Gothenburg in 2019.


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Last updated: 09 May 2024