Edgecumbe Choir News & Events

For a small town, Whakatane boasts a healthy number of music and arts events.  


The Edgecumbe Choir traditionally presents three major concerts each year, with the odd appearance at other events thrown in for good measure.


Here you'll find information about upcoming and past choir concerts.  Information about other local arts events can be found via Arts Whakatane, the Whakatane Music Society Facebook Page, or Whakatane.com.


If you'd like your event included on this page, please get in touch.

Our Conductor


Chalium Poppy – Musical Director


With impressive international and national recognition

as a professional church musician, conductor, oratorio

soloist, occasional operatic singer, music commentator,

clinician and teacher Chalium has brought a fresh look to

the choir.


He has received national accolades and recognition of

his commitment to musical excellence and in particular

for his exploration of lesser-known choral works.


In 2010 he received a commendation from the French Consulate to New Zealand for his efforts in championing the music of the French Baroque which is his specilaised style.

Our Next Performance

Check out these sites for what's coming up arts-wise around town:


Theatre Whakatane


Arts Whakatane

Whakatane Community Orchestra


Whakatane Musical Society


Our last Performance

Concerts later in the year 2021

Concert II - Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado (Semi-staged concert performance)


Performance - August 7th 



Concert III - Handel's Messiah


Performance - December 11th