Musical Arranger


Chris has penned special arrangements of New Zealand music for Belle a Cappella, Femme choir and the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir. His arrangements have been performed by the Auckland Youth Choir and other choirs as well.

Chris conducts his arrangement of Dave Dobbyn's You Oughta Be in Love at the Big Sing National Finale, Wellington Town Hall, 2008He was commissioned by Southland Girls High School to write and workshop several arrangements for Femme Choir for the Big Sing– two of which were performed at Big Sing National Finales in 2008 and 2010.

In fact, three of Chris’ arrangements were performed at the Big Sing National Finale in Wellington, 21-24 August 2008, by three different ensembles: The New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir, Femme and Belle a Cappella.

Watch Chris’ arrangements below– they are designed to be seen as well as heard!


“Let’s Dance”— performed by Femme, Southland Girls High School
Big Sing National Finale Gala Concert
Auckland Town Hall, August 2010

“The Styx Mix”— performed by Belle a Cappella, Waimea College
Big Sing National Finale Gala Concert
Wellington Town Hall, August 2008

“You Oughta Be in Love” (Dave Dobbyn)– performed by the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir, and conducted by Chris
Big Sing National Finale Opening Ceremony
Wellington Town Hall, August 2008

“Maybe” (Tim Finn, Phil Judd)– performed by Femme, Southland Girls High School
Big Sing National Finale Gala Concert
Wellington Town Hall, August 2008


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Belle a Cappella performs Chris’ arrangement of “Disco Revolution” (Beethoven et al)
(2009)

Belle a Cappella performs Chris’ arrangement of “Weather With You” (Crowded House)
(2007)

Belle a Cappella performs Chris’ arrangement of “Six Months in a Leaky Boat” (Split Enz)
(2006)

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Visit Belle a Cappella’s YouTube Homepage to see all of Chris’ performed works

Email Chris to discuss an arrangement for your choir.

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