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The New Zealand Choral Federation is a non-profit, incorporated organisation whose central purpose is to promote the performance, creation and enjoyment of choral music. The Federation is ‘owned’ by the membership who elect a Governance Board and National Advisory Committee, all of whom are based in New Zealand.
Formed in 1985, largely through the initiative of Emeritus Professor Peter Godfrey CBE, the Federation has grown in strength over the years, and now represents the interests of over 21,000 members from 230 chamber & community choirs, over 280 school choirs and 400 individual memberships. Among these are many top-level choral performers, including some of New Zealand’s most musically gifted individuals and organisations.
Members of the NZCF are spread throughout New Zealand and grouped into nine regions: Auckland; Waikato/Bay of Plenty; East Coast; Taranaki; Manawatu/Whanganui; Wellington; Canterbury/West Coast; Otago; Southland. The NZCF is a member of the International Federation of Choral Music, based in Western Europe, which serves a global community.
The main aims of the NZCF are to promote high-quality choral singing in New Zealand by: