The Edgecumbe Choir

(Whakatane based)



The Edgecumbe Choir’s objective is to promote the practice and performance of choral and orchestral music.  

The choir was formed at Edgecumbe in 1957, but since 2000 has been based in Whakatane, practising on

Thursday nights between 7 and 9pm at the Church of St George and St John in Domain Road.  Though much of

the music the choir sings is religious in origin and the performances are often held in churches, the choir has no

religious affiliation.

Members are drawn from around the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our vision is to be “A vibrant and inclusive group of singers who enjoy learning a range of choral music to an excellent standard, and performing to a wide and appreciative audience”.  


We welcome new members and supporters. Contact: 


Next Concert : Sunday 10 December 2pm 

G. F. Handel - Messiah  - See full details 'Next Concert' tab above





NOTICE - 11/23




The Edgecumbe Choir is seeking an experienced and committed piano rehearsal accompanist on a professional contract basis for rehearsals leading up to the 3 concerts performed each year.

The accompanist would be required to commit to 2 hour Thursday evening rehearsals (7pm to 9pm).

Preferred piano playing level is Diploma in Music Performance or equivalent level of competence.

Choir rehearsals will start in the first week of February 2024. 

The rehearsal accompanist will work closely with our Musical Director, Chalium Poppy.


Edgecumbe Choir rehearsals are held at the Church of St George & St John, 30 Domain Road, Whakatane.


Please email to apply or request further information.