July 28, 2014

Eightieth Anniversary of RSCM in NZ

In the partly earthquake munted Christchurch (Anglican) Cathedral Choir Vestry, choristers recall a framed parchment signed in 1934 [?] by [Sir] Sydney Nicholson founder of the RSCM.

The certificate (the whereabouts of which is unknown but likely destroyed by the quakes) acknowledged the Canterbury Choir joining the then fledgling school. It is understood that  it was the first ever affiliate outside the UK to do so.

Other choirs and churches and schools etc., followed  Christchurch’s footsteps over the years in support of the now Royal School of Church Music New Zealand Inc. to foster the vibrant work that it does in the Region.

So happy eightieth birthday RSCMNZ and many more ahead.