All posts by: Robert Tait

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How lovely are thy Singers Fair

Hundreds of choristers from Christchurch’s iconic choirs shared their vocal talents at the Catholic Pro-Cathedral Manchester Street, 3.00pm Sunday 15 August for the 2021 Choral Festival organised annually by indefatigable Don Whelan and choir leaders. Each entity was allocated a block of time to present works of their own choice. The climax of the event […]

Junior Choir School Deferred

This long-standing NZ-wide inspirational musical experience for our younger choristers is usually held annually in Wellington over a weekend in October. Owing to C-19 and related circumstances, the next Junior Choir School has been deferred till 2022. Nearer the time, fuller details will be announced.

Big Surprises

If you wood go down to our website today, You’re sure of a big surprise. Please visit Especially read the articles on the respective pages of each of our 5 Branches. A

Voices like racing car motors

On Sunday (25 July 2021) forty Auckland choristers flocked to St Andrew’s Church Centre Epsom for a 3-hour choral workshop led by renowned choral director and organist, Anita Banbury ARSCM. She used the analogy that maintenance of a chorister’s voice could be likened to that needed for the motor of a racing car. The many […]

Scores of Scores

He recently retired at age 80 years from long-service as Director of Music for All Souls Anglican Church (Merivale Christchurch), being the pinnacle appointment after a record of musical and leadership achievements and contributions since the age of 7 years. He continues now with a leadership role as deputy conductor of Lady Diana Isaac Retirement […]

Chairman’s Branch report

RSCM Waikato.  Chair’s Report for the past year Presented to the Branch AGM 9 May 2021 & shared with the 24 July 2021 RSCMNZ Inc AGM which was reviewing operations NZ-wide for the year ending 30 Sep 2020 & beyond The past year has seen the cancellation of many cultural and social activities worldwide, including […]

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