All posts by: Robert Tait

About Robert Tait

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 […]

Annual General Meeting 2021

Employing the wonders of modern communications, the RSCMNZ Inc. Council conducted its AGM starting 7.30am Saturday 24 July 2021. National Councillors gathered ‘together’ in our ZOOM meeting room even though each member was physically located in Auckland, Matamata, Cambridge, Marton, Christchurch & Dunedin. The main purpose of our AGM was to review and report on […]

Welcome to our NEW site

Members and visitors can be glad that our new RSCMNZ website in now visible. We were absent for a wee while owing to the server, on which we were housed, ceasing to operate. This gave us the opportunity to bring you an enhanced site.  You are invited to explore the various items of news and […]

Napier & Hamilton Joined

On the weekend of 10th-11th July, the choir of the Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Napier invited the choir of St Peter’s cathedral Hamilton to join them for a two-choir festival. Led by Anthony Tattersal, DoM and organist at St John’s, Rachael Griffiths-Hughes, DoM at St Peter’s, and Anne Cleaver-Holm, organist at […]

Waikato’s Wonders

Church Music- the future – the past? During this year in the Waikato, we have seen great enthusiasm by choristers and congregations for Liturgical forms of services, led by choirs, particularly Evensong The Waikato Branch of the RSCM was invited to present a choral service of worship in St Paul’s Church Putaruru, a Combined Methodist/ […]

Organist opportunity

Organist post at All Souls Church, Christchurch 30 Church Lane Merivale (off Papanui Road) For the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month at the 9:30 am service. Plus, Wednesday choir rehearsals 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm. All Souls is an inclusive Anglican church located on Papanui Road in the heart of a vibrant, […]

Waikato NOTES June 2021

To retrieve the latest copy of Waikato NOTES click on the Download button below. NB: latest internet protocols have changed and RSCM (UK) has a new address; To reach RSCM UK  (HQ)  website simply type in your search bar To reach the NZ website simply type in your search bar These days the […]

SSB Canterbury 2021

One thousand plus school students (mostly primary & intermediate) gathered on Wed 16 June 2021 for an exhilarating Strum Strike & Blow day-long experience. For weeks beforehand and now on the day they rehearsed chosen pieces for the many kinds of drums, marimbas & xylophones, and recorders (ranging from contra bass – as tall as […]