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RSCMNZ Holds AGM

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 […]

Winter is coming

For an experience of wonderment, plan to enrol in the RSCM Australia Brisbane Winter Choir School. In fact there are three courses: Adults, Primary School and Secondary School. They will be centred in the Brisbane Town Hall and St John’s Cathedral. For your diary, the schools will run from Saturday 4 July to Sun 12 […]

Auckland & Waikato event changed

Please note the combined Auckland and Waikato Branches’ Sat 7 March 2020 event has been cancelled. But the Organ Recital by Peter Gould on Sun 8 March 2020 starting 2.00pm at St Mark’s Remuera is an occasion not to be missed. Click “Download” (also found on the Auckland and Waikato Branch pages as well as […]

November NOTES & March

NOTES for November 2019 and a March ahead for Waikato and Auckland to combine for a March 2020 Choral Weekend. Read the Waikato NewsLetter and the Pamphlet about the March 2020 Choral combination. (NB: click on “Download” and in the bottom left-hand corner of your panel you can watch the progress of the ‘clock’ turning […]

March ahead

Auckland and Waikato are to combine in March 2020 for a choral weekend at St Mark’s Remuera, Auckland. Refer to the Pamphlet.

NB: & W/E: So RAAI

Waikato NOTES November 2019 for everyone to Note Well (NB) and a March ahead for a Choral Weekend (W/E in March 2020) when Waikato and Auckland branches combine for an inspiring event. Refer to NOTES and the Pamphlet about the Choral Weekend at St Mark’s Remuera, Auckland, to Read All About It (RAAI). These items […]

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 […]

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 […]

St Mark’s Welcomes

The beautiful Service of Evensong is sung in local Churches and Cathedrals all over the world (usually at the end of a day). It is a time for reflection, tranquility, the beauty of prayer, readings and especially music . This can be based on repertoires from antiquity, the great eras of composition to modern times, […]