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Perspective.

Fear of failure changes us. Sometimes we don’t sleep; sometimes we don’t eat. Sometimes we slack off. We claim we will start another time. But every waking moment we are not doing something conventionally productive — the moment we sacrifice study for rest, for recreation, for pleasure — we feel guilty. We are perfectionists. We are … Continue reading

From Impromptu Concerts to Late Night Mafia: The Big Sing Finale 2015
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From Impromptu Concerts to Late Night Mafia: The Big Sing Finale 2015

This was it. All the Mondays. All the replayed MP3 files filled with wordless, unexpected note progressions. All the countless hours spent with the same thirty people we’d grown to love as a family. It all led to this. The New Zealand Choral Federation’s Secondary Schools Choral Festival, ‘The Big Sing National Finale’! This year … Continue reading

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Barbershop Regionals 2015

Barbershop. A group of untuned singers granting major cringe moments? Questionable thirty year-olds singing about romance in the sky? Or perhaps a place of scissors and hair? None of the above. This year, for the first time, Macleans College held the annual Young Singers in Harmony Auckland Competition on the 19th of June. The competition … Continue reading