Musical Director: Robert Tucker

The Best of Broadway: Cole Porter & Beyond
Our July concert was a great success! We sang medleys from Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein and Les Miserables, with two songs from Guys & Doll and the stand-alone classic Me and My Shadow.  The only complaint received from the audience was that they wanted to join in and sing along with such old favourites. Well done, all.

Around the World in 20 Songs
A concert featuring folk songs from around the world was performed to a full house at the Wesley Centre on 1 July. Earlier we sang to an appreciative audience at the Springlands Lifestyle Village.

The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Our major production for 2018 was Karl Jenkins’ powerful and moving work, which was written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day 1918. It was performed with the Marlborough District Brass Band and professional soloists at the ASB Theatre – to a standing ovation.

We present two concerts a year. The mid-year one is more informal, with anything from modern classics to Gilbert & Sullivan. Our end-of-year concert, performed in Marlborough's ASB Theatre, is always a more important, classical work.

We were formed in 1962 and are the longest-established choir in Blenheim. Our official title is the Blenheim Choral Society, but we are known as The Marlborough Singers, and this is the name we use when performing.

Our choir has a mixture of ages and abilities, but we all have one thing in common: we love to sing. We meet once a week, for two hours, rehearsing for two shows a year, which we perform for family, friends and the Marlborough community. On occasions we also join in concerts with the Marlborough District Brass Band and/or the Marlborough Civic Orchestra.

We always welcome new members! No auditions are necessary.


11 November 2018

A concert of interest in Nelson, 19 October

Taonga Moana

A love letter to the oceans

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir 

Musical Director, Dr Karen Grylls

Robert and accompanist Islay Leov at a rehearsal prior to the Best of Broadway concert.

Robert performing with New Zealand Opera in Wellington's CubaDupa street carnival.

We are very fortunate to have New Zealand baritone, ROBERT TUCKER as our musical director. Robert studied at the University of Otago, before moving to Perth, Australia, where he was an Emerging Performer at the Australian Opera Studio. After living and working in the UK for five years he returned to New Zealand where performs regularly with New Zealand Opera and many other groups. 



Our Music​

The Marlborough Singers

 Robert has been Musical Director of the Marlborough Singers since 2015 and he continues to work on the stage and in the concert hall around New Zealand.

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Saturday and Sunday afternoon, 21/22 September: 
    Last Night at the Proms
Sunday 8 December: The Messiah

Plans for the 'Last Night of the Proms' concert are coming together. There will be over 100 people on stage from the combined brass band, orchestra and choir, so it will be a fantastic spectacle and a thrilling event to take part in.​

Voices New Zealand perform a stunning musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans, essential to survival on our planet. This inspiring concert celebrates our oceans as taonga with uplifting and moving music from around the globe.

A newly commissioned work by New Zealand’s Warren Maxwell (composer of the glorious soundtrack to the Waka Odyssey in the 2018 NZ Festival) will capture his personal experiences of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica when spending time on the ice. Traversing the northern ocean currents, Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi will create a new work about the Arctic Ocean.

A landscape of projected moving images will accompany the music. Created by multimedia artists Tim and Mic Gruchy whose visual designs have featured in works by the likes of Opera Australia, Sydney Theatre Company, New Zealand Festival and Australian Dance Theatre, this will be a spectacular audio visual celebration.