Canterbury Branch

Contacts

Chairperson: Paul V Ellis MNZM FRSCM

76 Fisher Avenue
Beckenham
Christchurch
New Zealand 8053

Phone: +64 (0)3 337 3370
Fax: +64 (0)3 337 3642
Email: canterburychair@rscmnz.org.nz

Secretary: Dr Robert Tait, HonRSCM

PO Box 10-110
Phillipstown
Christchurch
New Zealand 8145

Cell: (0)21 143 6661
Email: canterburysecretary@rscmnz.org.nz

Membership

To apply to join the Canterbury Branch of RSCMNZ, click here

Constitution

The current Constitution of the Canterbury Branch.

News from Canterbury

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 […]

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Beating the C-19 Bug

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch Member CBS (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament) Choir and Orchestra planned a Beethoven Concert for 2.00pm Sunday 16 August 2020 in the Manchester Street Catholic Pro-Cathedral. However along came C-19 Level TWO lockdown. This meant that no more than one hundred people could gather at any public event. With more than a […]

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Music Sunday 2020

. NB: click on the heading of this item to read the whole story World-wide, RSCM regions and branches celebrate Music Sunday annually recognising the Ministry of Music in the life of the Church. It is often held on or near mid-year and Canterbury Branch chose Sunday 21 June 2020 for its event. The welcome […]

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Easter Passion 2019

Stunning, beautiful, spine – tingling and heart-touching performance of Bach’s St John Passion. Eight pm on Good Friday 19 April 2019 the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra gathered in pin-dropping electric silence on the Altar steps at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Manchester street Christchurch NZ. The opening wave-like melody line kept the […]

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Helping refugees

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch Affiliate Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Don Whelan MNZM ARSCM presented on 10 March 2019 at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral a concert to raise funds for recent refugee arrivals and the Red Cross supporting them. The programme’s unique items included a “Song for Refugees” specially […]

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Canterbury ahead

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch is holding its AGM on Monday 6 May 2019 starting at 6.00pm at the Cashmere Club 50 Colombo Street Christchurch. This is a chance for all members to review what has happened during the year past and participate in forming plans for what’s ahead. Partners, supporters and friends are welcome to observe […]

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Experience Passion

The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament (CBS) choir and orchestra presents this awesome J. S. Bach work sharing the story of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and his resurrection to come. On the coming Good Friday (19 April 2019) 8.00pm take the opportunity to experience the Passion according to St John at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, […]

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Canterbury Branch Music Sunday

RSCMNZ Canterbury Branch has chosen a mid-winter solstice date (23 June 2019) for its observance of the world-wide celebration of Music Sunday. It’s an opportunity for clergy, congregations, choristers, parents, care-givers and supporters to join in a celebration of the place of music in worship. Also an occasion to contribute to the work of the […]

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