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

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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Inspirational Music Sunday

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch presented an inspirational Music Sunday celebration for 2017 at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street on Sunday 18 June starting 2.00pm with a vibrant congregation of choristers and supporters. This occasion one one of the starting highlights of the week-long Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Arts Festival - refer to the FaceBook...

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ARTS Festival Opens

The CBS Arts Festival 2017, with which RSCMNZ Canterbury is involved - especially Music Sunday 2.00pm 18 June at the Cathedral - held a highly successful opening night at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street Christchurch on 17 June. Depicted is the choir and orchestra performing a symphony (Schuber's Unfinished), a Mass (John Ritchie's Corpus Christie) and...

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World renowned musician to visit Christchurch

Download the news release about Sir James MacMillan coming to Christchurch late July 2017 to conduct the National Youth Orchestra and also conduct his St Anne's Mass in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street.

James MacMillan news

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