The New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir performed at Knox United Church on Tuesday.

New Zealand students’ choir performs to sold-out crowd in Parksville

The choir is made up of secondary students from around the country

On Tuesday, choirs from Atlanta, Georgia and New Zealand came together to perform for a sold-out audience at Knox United Church.

The choirs were part of the International Choral Kathaumixw festival in Powell River.

The New Zealand Secondary School Choir, which was the guest choir for the festival, is made up of students from around the country who get together a handful of times a year to rehearse and practise.

Musical director Andrew Withington said this is the choir’s third time at the festival.

“We jumped at the chance to come back.”

Withington said the group formed in early 2015, adding that a new choir is formed every two years.

Choir leaders Anna Dong and Matariki Pakaua-Inwood said their whirlwind tour has been going really well

Dong said the festival in Powell River was a great way to settle in to the tour.

“We enjoyed singing before, but now we enjoy singing together,” Dong said adding that the group has improved as it’s gone along.

Pakaua-Inwood said spending all the time together has been a bonding experience, but he added that the group is just running on adrenaline at this point.

With concerts every day, Withington said they needed to find a balance between singing and down time.

“They’re really loving it,” he said. “Getting to know different families and seeing the countryside.”

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