Silver award for Villa singers

Villa Maria College’s Con Brio, has won a coveted Silver Award at the national The Big Sing Finale.
Villa Maria College’s Con Brio, has won a coveted Silver Award at the national The Big Sing Finale.
Villa Maria College’s largest choir, Con Brio, has won a coveted silver award at The Big Sing Finale.

The Big Sing is a nationwide choral competition, hosted by the New Zealand Choral Federation.

It sees New Zealand’s secondary school choirs compete in regional contests, before a list of the best of the best is released.

Those choirs are then invited to the televised national finale in search of gold, silver and bronze medals.

Twenty-four choirs were selected for the finale.

The finale was held in Dunedin and culminated in a gala concert.

Con Brio is made up of 53 girls from year 10 to year 13, who share a love of singing and performing.

“I am enormously proud of the girls, they work incredibly hard throughout the year, and they just keep getting better,” said choral director Naomi Hnat.

“The girls hold themselves to a very high standard and stretch themselves to continue to grow as a group. Some of the girls are more experienced than others, and it’s a pleasure to watch those students help to lead the group.”

Ms Hnat said performing alongside other talented choirs from all around New Zealand is very special.

“This year there were only four choirs from Canterbury selected for the finale, so we feel proud to be among the best in the region, and now we can say we are among the best in the country.”

 

 

 

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