Waiata Mai
Aotearoa NZ

Waiata Mai

  • Free
  • Music
  • Opening Night

Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand

Do you love to sing? Want to learn to sing in harmony? Ready to take your voice to the next level?

Come together with Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand in Aotea Square to share in the joy of collective singing and let your voice soar for the opening night of Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Auckland Arts Festival 2024. Rehearsals across the city in a location close to you the week prior will ensure that your voice is primed, and you are ready to be part of the largest choir in Auckland, singing a selection of iconic waiata from Aotearoa.

Anyone can join in – no previous singing experience is needed. Have fun, meet new people, connect with outstanding musical leaders, while creating history in the city centre of Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Nau mai, haere mai, waiata mai!

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Wondering what you will be singing? Here is the song list.
6 Months in a Leaky Boat / Ono Marama Takerehāia
Split Enz
Te Reo Māori & English
Bic Runga
Slice of Heaven Hineruhi
Dave Dobbyn & Herbs
Te Reo Māori & English
Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi
Wi Te Tau Huata
Te Reo Māori
Braille song sheets available.  Please click here for booking form
Learning Resources

This incredible website has been created by Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand.  It has recordings of all the voice parts and some great singing tips.


Free - email lee@choirsnz.co.nz to register


  • Thu
    Aotea Square


1hr 30mins no interval

Adjacent to Auckland Town Hall
301 - 317 Queen Street

+64 9 309 2677


Presented in partnership with Choirs Aotearoa New Zealand.

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