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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]