The New Zealand Youth Choir will arrive in Niue on Wednesday 11th
This has been announced by the New Zealand High Commission in
partnership with the Ministry of Social Services.
The choir is internationally recognized for choral performance at the highest level and has achieved outstanding success in many competitions – including winning the Choir of the World title, the global ‘Let the People Sing’ competition and most recently they were Grand Prix winners in the Czech Republic.
The NZYC has
undertaken 11 international tours – taking their music of New Zealand to the
UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, Russia, the Republic of Korea
NZYC has chosen to
celebrate their 40th anniversary by setting sail to the Pacific for the first
time. Stopovers include Niue and featuring our very own “tama Niue” choir
member Denzel Panama.
Denzel hails from the
village of Tamakautoga .He joined the choir in 2017. Being part of the choir
and working with this group, especially with Pasifika repertoire, has been a
way for Denzel to reconnect with his heritage.
The tour will pay
tribute to the important musical influence the people of the Pacific Islands
have had on the choir and on New Zealand.