THE BIG SING NATIONAL FINALE
Wellington Town Hall
Bella has earned a BRONZE AWARD at the Finale this year!
Bella was chosen, out of a record 240 choirs nationwide (7000 singers), to compete once again in the Big Sing National Finale. Read more . . . >
Beside their Bronze Award, choir received the special honour of being the final choir (out of 21) to perform at the Gala Concert— a performance of the Styx Mix which brought the 600 students to their feet (our greatest compliment).
“Bella prepares for the Finale”
(by Doug Brooks)
The standard was extremely high this year,
yet the adjudicators chose not to award a Platinum Award. NEWS FLASH! The NZCF decided to award Platinum after all to the Fundamentals (Rangitoto College). YAY!!!!
Gold Awards went to the Craighead Chorale (Craighead School) and our buddies, Choralation! (Westlake Boys & Girls High Schools). See the full list below . . . >
Bella is extremely grateful to all of our supporters who travelled across the Ditch to hear us in the Town Hall (including our principal, Larry Ching), and to those who checked in online.
Most especially, this trip could not have been a success without the monumental efforts of the staff and parent helpers— who made sure the Mr. Burcin only had to worry about the music. Magic! And, of course, the students— who not only sang phenomenally well, but also kept up with all their responsibilities before being asked to do them.
So–Now, we’ve got Silver, Bronze . . . , only 2 more to complete the set!
The Styx Mix– Gala Concert
Choralation– Westlake Boys & Girls Colleges
Craighead Chorale– Craighead Diocesan School
Auroroa Voices– Burnside High School
Bella Voce– Marlborough Girls College
Con Brio– Villa Maria College
Euphony– Kristin School
OK Chorale– Palmerston North Boys High
Saints Alive– St Cuthbert’s College
St Cecilia Singers– Diocesan School for Girls
The Sweet Sixteen– Aorere College
Wellington College Chorale– Wellington College
Belle a Cappella– Waimea College
Christs College Chapel Choir– Christ’s College
Kings College Chapel Choir– Kings College
Otago Girls High School Choir– Otago Girls High School
Queen Margaret Chorale– Queen Margaret College
Seraphim– Chilton St James School
Male Voice Chorus– Burnside High School