The Hibiscus Coast Singers choir was formed in 1990 with Neville Bradley
as Musical Director (MD).
Neville had previously been MD of the Orewa District Choir.
Initially, the Hibiscus
Coast Singers was a community choir not all of whom were auditioned. Auditioning was introduced later as an entry requirement but no regular auditioning process occurs.
Following the resignation of Neville Bradley in 1999, Maurice
Gorbey (formerly Musical Director of the Wellsford District Choir) served as Acting Musical Director until the appointment of Norman Firth in 2000.
Norman Firth lifted the choir's standards to a high level of performance of music, attracting critical
Anita Banbury has occasionally stood in for Norman when he has been away for long periods.
After 17 years with the choir, Norman Firth took his final bow on Sunday, 10th December 2017. He has presented programmes of great variety
and interest and introduced high standards and famous choral works to the choir. We appreciated his enormous talent and patience.
Our new Musical Director, Robyn Allen Goudge was appointed in 2018 and introduced more varied programmes, starting
with A Winter's Feast, which was performed in June 2018.
Donations are regularly given to Hibiscus Coast Hospice.