We were delighted to be back at the Big Sing competition in 2022, held in Christchurch this year. Our choirs enjoyed great success with Vivace being awarded Silver and Con Brio achieved Bronze. Congratulations to our singers!
We congratulate our singers in Con Brio, who were awarded a Silver at the 2019 Big Sing Finale in Dunedin. Both Con Brio and Vivace were selected to sing at the Finale, with Con Brio chosen to represent the College. Well done girls!
Emma Summers is the Choral Director of Con Brio and Vivace at Villa Maria.
After a decade working as a Secondary School Music Teacher, Emma is now a busy Mum of two young children, working as a full time voice teacher and conductor across many Christchurch schools, as well as performing frequently herself as the vocalist of Jazz Trio, After Five.
Emma has spent over 20 years singing in choirs and has a passion for working with treble voices to develop a mature, robust sound, as well as introducing them to a wide range of styles and languages. Emma has a focus on student hauora and finding joy in singing and connecting with others.
With some wonderful leaders, voices and repertoire, we are excited for the year ahead!