City Choir Dunedin
City Choir Dunedin exists for people of all ages and from all walks of life who share a common delight in singing large-scale classical choral works to the highest standards.
The Choir's membership stands at around 120 and new members are always welcome to join.
The Choir's repertoire is extensive, encompassing the great Baroque, Romantic and Classical works, and including contemporary New Zealand choral music. The Choir is usually involved in four or five concerts a year, regularly performing with the Southern Sinfonia.
City Choir Dunedin, one of New Zealand's oldest community choirs, has been entertaining audiences around the region for 150 years. The present-day choir traces its origins back to two choral groups, the Musical Union and the Choral Society, which were formed in 1863 and amalgamated the following year. The name Dunedin Choral Society was introduced a few years later. The Dunedin Choral Society changed its name to Schola Cantorum in 1967, upon merging with the University Union Choir, and then to City of Dunedin Choir in 1993, the year it celebrated 130 years of existence. From 2013, the 150th anniversary year, the choir will be known as City Choir Dunedin.