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.
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
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.
Check out these sites for what's coming up arts-wise around town:
Concert II - Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado (Semi-staged concert performance)
Performance - August 7th
Concert III - Handel's Messiah
Performance - December 11th