We Made It To $10,000! Can We Help Even More Students?
18 MONTHS AGO
$10,000 with a week to spare! Thank you SO much to everyone who has generously donated, ensuring young singers can join NZSSC regardless of their financial background. So… don’t stop now, keep those donations coming, every extra dollar raised will support another talented student. Let’s make it to $12,000!!
We’d also like to introduce you to another former NZSSC member who has taken on the world. Christchurch-born and bred, Chris Bruerton (NZSSC Alumni 2002) has been a member of the outstanding UK choir The King’s Singers since 2012. Chris talked to us about his early experiences in NZSSC and what his life is like now, touring and performing with one of the world’s most prestigious male choirs…
“NZSSC, and Elise Bradley (Director from late 2000) in particular, have a special place in my heart. Under her guidance I developed my love for conducting, and was encouraged to be a choral conductor.”
“NZSSC built on the foundation that I had gained from being a Cathedral chorister, teaching me about a vast amount of repertoire from many more languages than I’d encountered before.”
Chris also offers advice for aspiring singers:
“It’s so important to remember why we perform. It’s for the love of music. So, whether you want to have a go at making a career out of it, or keep it as a hobby, never forget what made you get into music in the first instance.”
“Practise as you would perform and, above all, have fun and enjoy the experiences and relationships you make. They can last a lifetime.”
Read Chris’s full interview at www.nzsschoir.com