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.

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Upcoming Concert


Now an annual tradition, the Scholars and NZBarok present their much-anticipated performance of this seasonal favourite.  This baroque-inspired performance seeks to recreate Handel's original sound for small chamber choir and chamber orchestra and will feature a fantastic line up of New Zealand soloists.  Mr. Handel makes his annual appearance to conduct the Scholars and NZBarok.

Date: Saturday 24th November, 2018

St. Mary Immaculate Church, Tauranga


A Christmas Carol

Free family event! 

A new addition to the Scholars season, a dramatic reading of Dickens' classic short-story is a family event featuring well-known community personalities reading Dicken's timeless tale, interspersed with well-known carols led by The Scholars.

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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

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The Holst manuscripts finally came to life!

Recently two original manuscripts by the English composer, Gustav Holst, were found in the Symphonia’s music archive.

In our concert, Lost and Found, these lost works - missing for more than 100 years - came to life! Symphonia orchestra joined with Scholars Pro Musica in a programme centred on the exciting discovery, including music by other influential English composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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