Mr David Squire, Director of New Zealand Youth Choir, visited WAIS on Monday, 29 January. New Zealand Youth Choir won CHOIR OF THE WORLD in Wales in 1999 and, more recently, GRAND PRIX at International Festival of Academic Choirs in the Czech Republic in 2016. In March 2011, Mr Squire was awarded New Zealander of the Year Local Heroes Medal for services to music education.
Mr Squire gave an inspiring masterclass with the Select Choir. He brought vitality and passion to the workshop, reinforcing concepts taught in previous rehearsals and leaving our singers with new ideas and techniques. He was most impressed with the phenomenal growth of the music programme at WAIS over the past 12 months, and the facilities and faculties we have to support our aspiring young musicians achieving their dreams. Mr Squire thoroughly enjoyed working with our singers and hopes he can visit WAIS again in the near future.