We are a secular community choir based in Whakatane - the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand. We perform a wide range of music from the last five centuries... everything from carols, masses, oratorios, opera and musical theatre numbers to art, folk, jazz and popular songs.
Our Choir accompanist Olga Stancliff was presented with gifts at the end of the White Nights concert as retiring.
The Edgecumbe Choir would like to congratulate one of its best-loved and most valuable members on recognition in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Choir accompanist Olga Stancliff has this month been awarded a QSM for her contribution to music.
Olga has been playing piano with the Edgecumbe Choir since the 1980s. She also accompanies the Eastern Bay of Plenty Brass Band, Trident High School soloists and ensembles, and has taught scores of students throughout the the Eastern Bay.
We have more than 60 performing members and give at least two public concerts a year. New performing or financial members are always welcome.
Members’ singing development is encouraged with workshops and courses throughout the year. We like socialising too, and organise several events for the whole choir each year. Individual sections occasionally hold their own get-togethers as well.
“The Edgecumbe Choir – 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 recently agreed on three strategies to achieve our vision:
1. Grow our audiences
2. Maintain or improve our standard of performance
3. Strengthen our membership and participation levels
So please come and join us as a singer or supporter!