Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, with Music Director Dr Karen Grylls, made its début at the 1998 New Zealand International Arts Festival and later that year won awards at the Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain.
Recent projects include appearances with Jack Body’s PASSIO, Tippet’s A Child of our Time and Brittens’ Requiem for the Fallen (all Auckland Arts Festival), Ross Harris’ Requiem for the Fallen (also NZ Festival and Dunedin Arts Festival) and a gala concert with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa for the last New Zealand Festival.
Critically acclaimed recordings include Spirit of the Land, and Voice of the Soul.
VOICES New Zealand was formed in 1998 with Dr Karen Grylls as its Music Director. As a nationally selected choir of the highest calibre, VOICES is a chamber choir that is flexible in size, and capable of performing a wide repertoire. Many of the singers are alumni of the New Zealand Youth Choir.
With its distinct New Zealand sound, performing music from Aotearoa/New Zealand and infusing the qualities of its pacific origins into the classic choral repertoire, VOICES has established itself as the country’s premier national and professional choir. VOICES regularly performs at Arts Festivals around the country, collaborates with orchestras, Chamber Music New Zealand, Taonga Puoro and other artists across creative genres.
VOICES also tours internationally and is the choir-of-choice for arts festivals and special projects.