Wellington's Schola Cantorum, established in 1936, soon developed a reputation for excellence. Members are shown here in rehearsal in 1955. That year, with the National Orchestra, they performed a programme of works by New Zealand composers to celebrate Dominion Day. Listen to them sing part of a work from that concert, 'A delightsome land', written by their conductor Stanley Oliver for the 1940 centennial celebrations.
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Courtesy of the Stanley Oliver estate. Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Nga Taonga Korero (Dominion Day Programme/ Reference number ID 26938).