Canterbury

October 12, 2019

Golden Guru

A leading musician and teacher has reached a remarkable milestone. Don Whelan was feted in October 2019 by the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS Christchurch NZ) community to celebrate his Golden Anniversary (50 years) as Director of Music. This has meant weekly rehearsals, weekly sung Masses, monthly Masses accompanied by organ and orchestra and […]

October 12, 2019

A New Messiah at Knox

Daniel Cooper, Director of Music for Knox Singers and Seasoning Ensemble, invites patrons to experience a newly arranged Handel’s Messiah. He explains (also refer to the poster below): Are you tired of the same repetitive “auto-pilot” Messiah performances held every year? Want to experience something challenging and enlightening? Then this is the Messiah performance for […]

April 20, 2019

Easter Passion 2019

Stunning, beautiful, spine - tingling and heart-touching performance of Bach's St John Passion. Eight pm on Good Friday 19 April 2019 the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra gathered in pin-dropping electric silence on the Altar steps at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral Manchester street Christchurch NZ. The opening wave-like melody line kept the [...]
March 30, 2019

Helping refugees

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch Affiliate Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Don Whelan MNZM ARSCM presented on 10 March 2019 at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral a concert to raise funds for recent refugee arrivals and the Red Cross supporting them. The CBS Orchestra playing Mozart 10 March 2019 The programme's [...]
March 26, 2019

Canterbury ahead

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch is holding its AGM on Monday 6 May 2019 starting at 6.00pm at the Cashmere Club 50 Colombo Street Christchurch. This is a chance for all members to review what has happened during the year past and participate in forming plans for what's ahead. Partners, supporters and friends are welcome to observe [...]
March 21, 2019

Experience Passion

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) choir and orchestra presents this awesome J. S. Bach work sharing the story of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his resurrection to come. On the coming Good Friday (19 April 2019) 8.00pm take the opportunity to experience the Passion according to St John at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, [...]
March 6, 2019

Canterbury Branch Music Sunday

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch has chosen a mid-winter solstice date (23 June 2019) for its observance of the world-wide celebration of Music Sunday. It's an opportunity for clergy, congregations, choristers, parents, care-givers and supporters to join in a celebration of the place of music in worship. Also an occasion to contribute to the work of the [...]
February 11, 2019

Christchurch Bishop

Masses of Anglicans from far and wide gathered 11.00am Saturday 9 February 2019 at Christchurch’s Boys’ High School auditorium for the Episcopal Ordination of Reverend Dr Peter Carrell as the Diocese’s 9th Bishop.