Auckland Branch has weathered more storms than most of the rest of RSCMNZ branches. That they are still energising activities is a credit and early next year stirring events are being planned. Watch this space for announcements early in 2021. Meantime catch up with plans of your local church for Advent and Christmas celebrations.
A major change is in the wind amongst the Branch’s Office-Bearers. Michael Stoddart, Branch Treasurer, heads away from NZ for France to join family members already there ahead of his departure early 2021. The branch and indeed the whole of RSCM in NZ has been greatly served by his remarkable musical talents (MA [Oxon] FRCO) as well as administrative contributions. For the present he is assistant organist at St Patrick’s Cathedral. He goes with our best wishes.
A successor treasurer is already in the wings and an announcement can be expected in the near future.