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Thank you Stephen

It is with great sadness we learn of the passing (c. 19 December 2020) of Stephen Rowley, our much admired, remarkable musician, teacher and RSCM supporter. Dave Brookes, now Chairman Waikato Branch recalls when he was Auckland Branch Chairman the many times Stephen led Junior Chorister Training Weekends. Also his remarkable ability to sing any […]

NOTES for your notice

Waikato RSCM Members, particularly, and any members anywhere, together with supporters, friends and visitors, are invited to read the delightful stories and lists of events contained in the August 2020 issue of the branch’s NOTES (Newsletter) And the December 2020 issue. NB: Both the August and the December 2020 issues are large files: to read […]

Xmas coming to O & S

Michael Grant, shares information about some forthcoming Christmas events (see them listed at the foot of this story) as a leading Dunedin musician, and in his capacity as Director of Music at St Pauls Anglican Cathedral as well for Kaikorai Metropolitan Band and Music Master at Kavanagh College. Michael moved to Dunedin in 1999 to […]

Goodies for Xmas

RSCM UK has shared an event scheduled for 6.00PM 12 December (UK time). CLICK progressively on the various links below; follow prompts to reach each page or item. View this email in your browser The Big Christmas Carol Service Book On Saturday 12 December (6pm UK time) the RSCM will be hosting a participative, virtual Christmas Carol […]

Notes from the Director

Click the link below (or highlight, copy and paste into your browser search bar) to read Notes From the RSCM DIRECTOR, HUGH MORRIS. https://mailchi.mp/dc6ad707768e/notes-from-the-director-5064094?e=0523309191

Auckland fares well & farewells

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 […]

Canterbury Clusters

Clusters of choirs gathered on 25 October 2020 (delayed from the usual mid-August date until then by C-19) at The Catholic Pro-Cathedral (St Mary’s) on Manchester Street Christchurch at 3.00pm to present to audience and one another their chosen works for the Annual Choral Festival. The event opened traditionally with the Church Choirs Cluster comprising […]

Wellington Busy

With events such as the October 2020 Choir School for young choristers, farewell to long serving Dianne Halliday, celebrations regarding awards to long serving members, the Annual Branch Dinner, and planning for Advent and Christmas Carol Services, the Wellington Branch has been decidedly active. Read the November 2020 Newsletter partitioned below. It is with sadness […]

Great singing together again

David Brookes, RSCMNZ Waikato Branch Chairman, speaks on behalf of the region’s choristers and members, when he says, “It was wonderful to return to choral singing . . . after such a disruptive year [2020].” On All Souls Day, forty choristers from churches around the Waikato, and including Tauranga & Rotorua presented Choral Evensong commemorating […]

Wonderful Waikato Wee Workshop

Hello again Members and Friends of the Royal School of Church Music (Waikato). Read the invitation from Waikato Branch Chairman, Dave Brookes, and the reminder from the Secretary (Merv Hunt) of this neat little workshop being held in St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Cambridge next Sunday (4 October 2020) starting 1.30pm.