Sing with the Chorale

As the longest-serving mixed choir on the Kāpiti Coast, we perform all kinds of music, from classics to modern tunes. It doesn't matter if you're experienced or just starting out—everyone is welcome! Come improve your singing skills with us.

We have an exciting schedule in 2024, with Dvořák's Requiem Op. 89 (rarely performed in Wellington!) and Broadway musicals. Mid-year, we'll be partnering with the mighty Orpheus Choir for Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Please complete the guest member application form here. Thank you for considering the Chorale!

About rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings, 7:30pm-9:30pm at St Paul's Church, on the corner of Langdale Ave and Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu. Each session includes 2-3 Saturday rehearsals which run from 9:30am-12:30pm. We hold rehearsals most weeks of the year, with three annual sessions culminating in performances around May, August and November.

To get a feel for the style and pace of rehearsals, prospective singers can come trial the choir during the first four weeks of a session, after which the music director will invite them to participate in the concert as guest singers; or any four weeks of rehearsals from the fifth week onward without concert participation.

In the spirit of keeping singing open to all, we do not audition. A reasonable level of musical literacy is needed as most works are performed from scores, with a select few being committed to memory. To this end, previous choral experience is an advantage.