The Scholars Pro Musica

The Scholars Pro Musica is a chamber choir under the musical direction of Chalium Poppy.

Based in Tauranga, they are the only auditioned early music choral ensemble in the Bay of Plenty. Performing stunning concerts throughout the year, their repertoire spans the history of choral music from early sixteenth century masterpieces to thrilling twenty-first century contemporaries.

The Scholars Pro Musica have received international accolades for the New Zealand premières of choral works by Henry Purcell, Jean-Phillipe Rameau and Michael Haydn.


Audition opportunities for Scholars 2018

- alto, tenor, bass -

Scholars Pro Musica is an auditioned chamber choir of trained voices which specialises in baroque and classical music and which frequently collaborates with professional and national orchestras.

Scholars’ rehearsal night will be Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30pm plus two Saturdays per concert.

Singers are required to have:

  • Proficient music reading skills,
  • Enthusiasm to at all times strive for excellence, 
  • An absolute commitment to rehearsal attendance.

Contact Chalium Poppy 021-396440 to book an audition



2018 Concert Programme Announced!

The Scholars Pro Musica Chamber Choir is excited to announce its 2018 Season.  2018 is very much a year of collaboration as the choir teams up with orchestras for each concert.

Dates to Remember:

15 April - Lost & Found
25 August - Crowns & Kings
24 November - Messiah
plus more

Find out more >> 



Scholarship a high note

"They have beautiful voices and they have raw talent so it's just going to get better through time spent with the rest of the scholars."

Scholars Pro Musica are thrilled to welcome Levi Williams
and Charlie Childs, from Otumoetai College, as 2018 Young Scholars. 

Bay of Plenty Times reporter Rebecca Mauger finds out why these young singers have joined Tauranga's premier chamber choir. 

Read more >> 


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Handel's 3rd Annual Concert

Concert Review

 I didn’t think that they would be able to sound any better than they already did. I was wrong. The next night I watched the public performance and the choir, somehow, sounded even better.

Everything to do with the show was fantastic, from the sound of the choir, the voices of the talented soloists, the amazing skill of the NZ Barok Orchestra and especially....

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