We are a registered charitable entity - our registration number is CC49150.

About the Kāpiti Chorale

The Prodigal Son, a little known work by Sir Arthur Sullivan (of Gilbert and Sullivan fame) will be the major part of the Kāpiti Chorale's May Concert.  First performed in Worcester Cathedral on 10 September 1869 for the Three Choirs Festival, the oratorio was an instant success.  Taking the main text from the Gospel of Luke, Sullivan tells the story of the son and his father, leading to the dramatic reconciliation between the two.  The work was Sullivan's first oratorio, and was the first sacred music setting to be composed of this parable.  Other works to be sung include Sir John Stainer's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Stanford's Jubilate in C and Elgar's Ave Verum.
The Chorale will be joined by an impressive line-up of soloists including our 2017-18 Vocal Award winner, soprano Alexandra Woodhouse Appleby, Linden Loader alto, Jamie Young tenor, and William McElwee bass. Organ accompaniment will be by Heather Easting.
The choir will be directed by Eric Sidoti, assisted by Ann-Marie Stapp.

The Kāpiti Chorale with up to 85 voices - one of the largest choirs on the Kāpiti Coast - normally presents three concerts each year.

Practices are held on Monday evenings from 7:30pm at St Paul's Church Hall, on the corner of Langdale Ave and Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu.

Why not come along and see if singing in the Kāpiti Chorale is for you?  We welcome new singers, and you can attend up to four practices without obligation as a "g
uest singer".  You may then be invited to become a full member. 

All voice parts may apply - there is no audition, but singers are expected to be able to sight-read music and be able to hold a part.  The Choir is limited to 85 voices after which a waiting list will be opened.

Contact the Membership Secretary if you'd like to come along and try us out.

Subs: here we explain why we have to pay membership "subs"; how much; when; and how to make those payments - for both full members and guests transitioning to full membership.

The Kāpiti Chorale is an Incorporated Society whose objectives, as stated in its constitution, are "to encourage choral singing by public performances of choral works and other related activities."

More information for (prospective) members is here.

Note:  Right now we are especially keen to have more sopranos, tenors and basses. 

Kāpiti Chorale and Kapiti Brass Band performing at the 2017 Christmas Concert
With Trumpet and Voice