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A last opportunity to enjoy this magical choral experience

Teapot Summer School Choir Practice

The Teapot Summer School Trust has been proud to provide a magical choral experience to hundreds of singers over the last 23 years. Sadly, the Trust has decided for a number of reasons to make the 2025 school in the lovely Teapot Valley its last.

Typically about 70–80 choristers have got together every January to work with a wonderful choral conductor to make beautiful music in a beautiful setting. We’ve had individual coaching from a highly qualified teacher for no extra charge. We have performed a wide range of music from classical European Great Works through to shorter contemporary works, including music by New Zealand composers. For the duration of the camp we have always enjoyed great company and copious food, and have had fun making other music in small groups or just lazing about in one of the most stunning parts of New Zealand.

Some of us were hooked and turned up every year to recharge our batteries – we’d love to share the magic of Teapot with you one last time.

Enjoy the finest professional training through:

  • Three rehearsals with the conductor each day plus smaller group sessions as needed
  • Daily warm-ups and brief clinics with a top voice specialist
  • Your own private voice production session

Have fun at the in-house cabaret:

  • Perform a musical item, recitation, sketch parody or anything you like whether on your own or with others
  • Or just enjoy the talent on offer in the very informal show

Join in other activities during your free time, such as:

  • On-campus evening entertainment
  • Swimming in the open air pool, tennis, fierce and friendly board and card games

Young singers very welcome:

  • The Inga Lane Legacy Award and the Ruth Vause Memorial Award are both offered to support young singers
  • Subsidised places are also available for young people

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"I wanted to give people the opportunity to experience unimaginable beauty"
Carl Browning,
Teapot Summer School Founder