Canterbury Branch


Chairperson: Paul V Ellis

76 Fisher Avenue
New Zealand 8053

Phone: +64 (0)3 337 3370
Fax: +64 (0)3 337 3642

Acting Secretary: Paul Ellis

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News from Canterbury

Canterbury abuzz

Affiliates of RSCMNZ Canterbury are abuzz with recent and to come dramatic events. For St Mary's Catholic Pro-Cathedral in Manchester Street, Bishop Paul Martin held his first orchestral Mass (Sunday 4 March 10.30am) following his Installation as Bishop of the Diocese 17 February 2018 at a hugely crowded Christchurch Boys' High Auditorium. He is depicted...

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Stop a while to be thrilled

You deserve an hour or so to stop usual Wednesday activities and instead revel in the glorious sounds from the St Mary's Pro-Cathedral organ at the hands and feet of master performer, Jan-Piet Knijff, who is visiting Christchurch. Read in the attached segment just a hint of his remarkable story - a fuller version...

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Christchurch's new Catholic Bishop

Following appointment by The Pope, The Pro-Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) is gearing up to welcome and instal its new Bishop The Most Rev Dr Paul Martin SM on Saturday 17 February 2018 with a ceremony to be held at Christchurch Boys High School.

On Sunday 4 March, he will hold his first orchestral...

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A Spring Awakening at Knox Christchurch

Knox Singers present at Knox Church Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, starting 2.30pm Sunday 10 September, 2017, under the direction of Daniel Cooper an afternoon of favourite hymns and anthems, including Vivaldi's Gloria, and selections from Handel's Messiah. Entry by programme $15 ($10 unwaged/student or $25 family).

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2017 Christchurch Choral Festival

These annual festivals are a developing tradition for the city, intended to sustain and strengthen separate choirs, some of which have lost facilities and performing spaces since the earthquakes. Initial festivals were held in the Arena, despite increasing costs and acoustic concerns. It is hoped that a restored Town Hall Auditorium will be a...

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From "Unfinished" to Great Finale

RSCMNZ Affiliate CBS (Cathedral of the blessed Sacrament) Choir and Orchestra together with illustrious guest soloist and soloists from the ranks of the choir, have just concluded a week-long Arts Festival based around St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street, Christchurch.

It started on 17 June 2017 with...

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