Our singing offers comfort and relaxation, a connection with community and a feeling of support that extends to family and caregivers. We’re trained to be sensitive to the needs of those present, and to respond accordingly.
We deliver our service without charge. Our singers are all volunteers and we fund our expenses through donations, grants and fundraising events. The Whakaahuru Singers are grateful to Wellington Community Trust, MusicHelps and Creative NZ for their generous support.
We are looking for someone to lead our two-hour practices, which are held from 10 am to 12 noon on three or four Tuesdays a month in Thorndon. Our Choir Leader helps our team of up to 25 singers, who sing unaccompanied, to develop their vocal skills and polish our repertoire. Our Choir Leader works closely with our Musical Advisor (who is on our management committee).
In 2020 we produced videos of our songs to be played to people we cannot reach: we call this our Video Tapestry project. Here is one of our favourites, May the Soft Light. All the video tapestries can be viewed on the Our videos page.
"...I appreciated their soft, beautiful harmonies
and the love that shone through their singing..."