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: 


NOTICE - 06/24


Piano Rehearsal Accompanist 2024 


Expressions of interest  Email to


This is an opportunity for a pianist residing in the Bay of Plenty area.


The Edgecumbe Choir is ‘Whakatane based’ performing choir is seeking an experienced piano rehearsal accompanist on a professional contract basis leading up to 3 concerts each year. Alternatively, the Choir would consider an accompanist on a concert by concert basis so that the prospective person need not need commit to a whole year. Provision would be made for a travel allowance if necessary.


The successful applicant would be required to commit to 10 evening rehearsals prior to each concert performance.  These rehearsals are held Thursday evenings 7pm – 9pm in Whakatane. The first rehearsal is scheduled to commence Thursday 20th June 2024.


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


The successful rehearsal accompanist will be required to work closely with Musical Director, Chalium Poppy.


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