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21 / 02 / 2012 - Tim

Hello from Hamilton, New Zealand!!

So today we travelled from sunny Auckland, where we appeared on the Good Morning Show, to a rather wet Hamilton for a set of masterclasses and a concert tomorrow night at The Waikato University. This is the same establishment that Chris G's father works at, and it is truly a beautiful place and setting. It was a wonderful drive between the two cities - full of incredible scenery and breathtaking views. I always knew that my first impressions of this country were going to be fantastic - I've heard so much about it from Gemma and her family and can't wait to see them all later this week!

I'm looking forward to the last two concerts on this tour - I'm really enjoying singing River's Lament in the programmes at the moment. It's a commission that the Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin wrote for us and it's very beautiful. There are 4 parts and each one has it's own charm and merit. It was certainly well-received at the Opera House in Sydney so fingers crossed that the Kiwi audiences like it as well!

So now for some photos:

A selection from The Sydney Opera House concert.

Chris G getting a wee bit over excited about seeing our poster up in Brisbane last week.

I was so chuffed that my old school friend Dan and his lovely wife Mel were able to come to the concert in Brisbane. It was great to have a proper catch up afterwards as well!

The famous Auckland Sky Tower.

Some of the beautiful views driving from Auckland airport to our hotel.

A rather big cruise ship docked in Auckland as we walked past for our lunch today.

The magnificent Auckland Town Hall where we'll be performing on Saturday night - if you look closely you can see The KS poster on the front!


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  • We're half-way through the holiday and all enjoying time with family and friends. Paul and Johnny have spurned the chance to stay away from airports for a month, and have been spotted jetting off to North America for various engagements, and there was a reported sighting of Tim in foreign climes, but the other three of us have remained in England! May sees us continue with our tenor appointment process (and, hopefully, announce our new member) and then we head to Asia on 5 May for concerts in Taiwan, Korea, China and Hong Kong. We wish all our friends a very Happy Easter, wherever you are, and hope to see you at a concert soon. read
  • Composer, conductor and former King's Singer Bob Chilcott will be leading a come and sing event on 17 May in the beautiful UK town of Moreton-in-Marsh. We loved working with Bob at when he led a day for The King's Singers Foundation, and can guarantee that anyone who is able to join him on 17 May will have a blast! Check out the link below for further details: read
  • And that's it! 4 weeks of Easter break for us now, after a stunning send-off last night from a great crowd in Heidelberg. Thanks to all who have made this term so special, from the team in the office to all who have promoted us and attended our concerts. KS out! read
  • We're delighted to see Paul's new life taking shape, and from August onwards he will be available for a variety of coaching formats through his new vehicle, Purple Vocals. The link below takes you to his website.Purple Vocals - Perform and Engage : Paul Phoenixwww.purplevocals.comPurple Vocals, led by Grammy Award-winning tenor, Paul Phoenix, provides vocal, ensemble & online coaching via Skype. Masterclasses, lectures, workshops, and career advice are all within the services offered. read

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