May 23, 2020


On Saturday 23 May 2020 starting at 7.30am (NZST) The New Zealand regional Royal School of Church Music (RSCMNZ) held its AGM of Councillors forming the ‘National Council’.

RSCMNZ is a charity (CC35806) and incorporated society.

It functions under Electoral College protocols in accordance with its Constitution and the Collaboration Agreement between RSCM HQ and New Zealand signed 12 March 2019.

Salisbury Cathedral

RSCM HQ operates from offices in Sarum College adjacent to Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, in the South West of England 80 miles from London and serves 2.3 Billion Christians world-wide with church music, educational material (particularly Voice for Life) and courses covering all styles and genre.

The Cathedral houses an original copy of the 1215 Magna Carta. This is now back on display even though the Cathedral is temporarily not in use owing to major repairs to the current 1258 building (the 1st Cathedral was opened 1092).

NZ Council on the other hand operates electronically on most occasions, hitherto by teleconference but now using ZOOM. From time to time, face to face meetings are conducted in association with a Summer/Winter Choir Schools. Often in the past Councils of Australia and New Zealand combined on such occasions in person. This fellowship can resume once C-19 levels allow.

Paul Ellis, MNZM, FRSCM
Continues as President

Seconded office-bearer nominations were received by closing date. All these were incumbents who continue in office (particularly those appointed by RSCM UK following NZ recommendations). and likewise, annually elected Councillors and Co-optees were chosen to continue in their current roles.

Shortly after the conclusion of the AGM, a summary will be posted on this Home Page of the website.

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