Euphony at the Big Sing
On Thursday, Euphony performed at the Auckland regional NZCF Big Sing festival. Under the direction of David Squire, Euphony was one of 70 choirs from the greater Auckland region, and were adjudicated by Rachel Griffiths-Hughes. Euphony performed a recital of three pieces: 'This Little Babe' by Benjamin Britten, a jazz number 'I've Got You Under My Skin' by Cole Porter, and 'Whāia te iti kahurangi', an evocative work written especially for Euphony by Swedish-based NZ composer Tecwyn Evans. This group of 40 Middle School and Senior School girls has been working together since Term 4 last year towards this competition, and now await an invitation to the National Finale in Dunedin in August. Euphony also performed in the evening's Gala Concert, where The Auckland Youth Choir also performed. Sophie Vincent and Livy Wicks are members of this auditioned choir for 16-26 year olds. For the Gala Concert the choir sang the Second movement of the Stabat Mater written by Paul Mealor - this was a stunning piece that featured soloist Natasha Wilson. Earlier this year they travelled to Carnegie Hall, NYC, accompanied by Euphony's own Gracie Francis.