Meeting of Waiheke Choral Society

Held on 03 July 2018 at Whittaker’s


Saskia Herren, Andy Spence, Maya Spence, Susan Triggs, Nicolas Herren

Apologies: Gavin Smart, Mark James, Richard Melville

General Business:

A casual discussion took place about the upcoming concert of the Puccini - Messa di Gloria

We have established that we cannot use a piano at St Peters.


Will speak to Richard with a view to being able to decide at our next meeting:

  1. A venue for the concert

  2. Piano and pianist

  3. Other musical instruments

  4. Soloists, local or imported

  5. Whether we will just sing the Puccini or add additional content to the program

Saskia will also organise some flowers for Mary Melville

Ariane Duclos: Nicolas wondered if we could do anything to sponsor Ariane in her bid to stay in New Zealand and is going to look up the regulations which he has done and sent to us

Next meeting: To be held in 2 weeks on 17th July Whittaker’s Music Museum 9:00 (after choir)

Meeting closed at 21:20

These Items are from the last committee meeting 08 May 2018

They were not discussed at this meeting but I have left here a reminder

Rest of the Year


George Kahi has asked us to join the massed choirs to sing at Matariki on 27th July – E Pari Ra which will last about 4 minutes.

Puccini Concert

Choir will start again on June 12th and begin practising the Puccini with the concert to be sometime in October.

Christmas Concert

Committee to ask Rosemary Adler if she would help us with the Christmas concert, to take much the same format as last year.

Year 2019

There was some discussion around at conductor for 2019. Saskia to approach the university to see if there would be someone who would be interested in a conducting internship. We will also discuss with Richard if he is interested in continuing and see if Ariane will be coming back to New Zealand. If anyone else has any connections or ideas please put them forward.


The age of the choir precludes some of the musicals and other musicals are now very dated. Everyone to consider musicals – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Andy will consider directing.

Flash Mob

Before Christmas how about a flash mob in the supermarket or at the ferry building.