Stellar Singers highlights so far
After a wonderful journey with the Pride of Auckland chorus, Brian pushed his next group to the next level.
Stellar Singers focused on a cappella music with a modern twist. And here Brian's conducting hobby became something a wee bit more than what he had expected.
His love of a cappella music, especially his all-time favourite, 'The Real Group' and their influence has certainly help shape Stellar Singers and their journey. We absolutely thank the Real Group for their existence and for Anders Edenroth, an incredible musician, composer, arranger and performer.
Check out the genius work Anders is doing in Sweden here with the Next Generation 'Real Group'. Follow them here.
Some highlights from the past 10 years of Stellar Singers include
Backing singing for Josh Groban's NZ Tour 2013
Backing singing for Josh Groban's NZ Tour 2015
50th Anniversary Concerts of diplomatic relations between
South Korea and New Zealand 2012
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 2012
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 2013
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park 2014
Christmas in the Park in house choir, performing in front of a live audience of over 350,000 people and accompanying numerous international and NZ artists
such as, Michael Murphy, Guy Sebastian, Stan Walker, Jackie Clarke, Sol3 Mio and many more...
Praise Be Recordings 2011
Praise Be Recordings 2015
More Praise Be Recordings available here.
Auckland Council Inaugural Meeting 2016
One Night Only, Elvis Show 2014
One Night Only, Elvis Show 2015
One Night Only, Elvis Show 2016
Half time Entertainment for the Rugby League World Cup Semi-Final, Tonga vs England.
Auckland Seaport Festival 2017
Auckland Seaport Festival 2018
New Zealand Breakers awards evening 2016
Last Night of the Proms with Auckland Symphony Orchestra 2016
Last Night of the Proms with Auckland Symphony Orchestra 2017
"Synthony" 2017 backing vocals
Century Fox Movie NZ Premiere of the award winning movie,
"The Greatest Showman"
Stellar Singers welcomed the guests on the red carpet singing 'This is Me' at the Civic theatre, Auckland
The group also completed small tours of NZ, performing at Nelson, Golden Bay, Taupo, Bay of Islands and Hamilton
Christmas concert with City of Sails Brass (former Dalewool Brass) 2018
Christmas concert with City of Sails Brass (former Dalewool Brass) 2019
Stellar Singers have featured in a number of TV programs and adverts
TV series such as the 'Naked Choir' advert, and featured on
Coca Cola Christmas in the Park
X-Factor NZ, series 1 and 2, onstage choir
Backing choir for New Zealand's Got Talent Grand Final
Jono n Ben
Dancing with the Stars
Lots of Christmas Carol singing at the Auckland Sky City Casino and Motat
and many other corporate performances
Collaborations with local and international artists including Whim n Rhythm from Yale University & the a cappella legendary superstars 'The Real Group'. Stellar Singers were privileged to provide entertainment at prestigious NZ stages.
In early 2015, based on the philosophy of passing it forward, Brian came up with an idea of bringing singing groups from different genre's together for a concert.
This became VoCo a voice community which runs its annual concert/festival (COVID-19 climate dependent), bringing award winning world class acts to Auckland. Including The Real Group, Westminster Chorus, Voices of New Zealand Chamber Choir and many more...
With the help from the amazing Stellar event team (also members of Stellar Singers), the annual event is enjoyed, supported and embraced by performers and audiences alike.
VoCo has run every year since 2016 until COVID-19 hit the world. VoCo unfortunately had to put itself on hold but Stellar Singers look forward to bringing this event back in the new future.
In 2020, Stellar Singers had planned to tour Europe as we were lucky enough to be able to share the stage at the historical meeting place of choral music, the Eric Ericsson Hall. The 3 groups who were to perform were
The Real Group (the A Cappella Legends of this world),
Zero8 (the European champion male choir) and
Only a few months before our departure, COVID-19 hit the world and the entire tour was cancelled. The group went into hibernation and reflection, faced restructure and inevitable membership changes.
In 2021, Stellar Singers attempted a restart between lock-downs with events ultimately cancelled. However, during this time the group was thrilled to be part a collaboration with Michael Murphy and his amazing band 'Written by Wolves'
In 2022 Stellar Singers restarted, still continuing doing what they love doing, with a couple of founding members and still conducted by Brian Lee
Stellar Singers wish to sincerely thank all who have supported Stellar Singers over the past 10 years and more. If the first decade plus is anything to go by, they look forward to sharing their music with you all in the near future.
If you are interested in joining this journey to Sweden and be part of the Stellar Family, the time is now.