Christ's College Chapel Choir performing at the Big Sing
The Jubilate Singers
New Zealand Professional Orchestras Sector Review – Please have your say! A forum has been set up by the Christchurch Civic Music Council to discuss and respond to relevant aspects of the New Zealand Professional Orchestra Review discussion paper, published by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage on the 23rd July 2012. This meeting will take place from 5.00pm – 6.30pm on Tuesday 14th August in Room 205, upstairs in the School of Music, University of Canterbury. For further information please type
A FEW DATES AND EVENTS TO BE PUT IN YOUR DIARY!
Christchurch Civic Music Council Brochure:
Click here for the updated Christchurch Civic Music Council Brochure and Membership Application. We hope this brochure will encourage more musical groups in the City to join us! If you know of any group that may be interested they can simply download the brochure and fill out the Membership application form! or contact the Secretary on 339 885 or email: email@example.com
Brilliant Brass – Banding in Canterbury: A temporary exhibition – From 1860, when the Canterbury Volunteers’ Band was established, brass bands spring up in suburbs and towns such as New Brighton, Woolston, Timaru and Ashburton. They performed and they marched, they even rode bicycles! Come and discover the history of brass bands in Canterbury – the instruments, the players, the uniforms, the musicianship, and the ever present competitions. Brilliant Brass opens 31 May at Canterbury Museum. Click here for the poster and further details.
CBS Music – Heavenly Harmony on Saturday 22nd June at 7.30 p.m. at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral. Click here for the poster and see Events calendar for more information.
This is being held on Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the CBS Arena. It is called “Strum, Strike and Blow” and involves several hundred Christchurch students. There will be Ukeleles (500), Marimbas (200) and Recorders (300)! It will be quite something! The Artistic Directors are Celia Stewart and Judith Bell. Further information will be available shortly.
AGM of The Christchurch Civic Music Council:
This is being held on Friday 18th October 2013 at 6.00 p.m. at the Music Suite, St Andrew’s College. We had a wonderful turnout last year, so put this date in your diary now! Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Welcome to Music Canterbury
The Christchurch Civic Music Council
The Christchurch Civic Music Council was started in 1941, to continue the work of the Christchurch Festival Committee and was the first of its kind founded in New Zealand.
It began its life as the Canterbury Music Festival Committee but some time after and especially upon incorporation and later registration as a charity it became known by its current official name, Christchurch Civic Music Council Inc.
The organisation comprises Affiliate members who are the lifeblood of Canterbury’s music and related worlds. The council runs the National Concerto Competition and supplies pianos and a harpsicord for concert venues as well as offering scholarships through various trusts etc it administers and/or with which it is connected.
Assistance from the Christchurch City Council was a vital foundation stone at the time it was founded and, thankfully, this close fellowship continues to this day.
In practice, whilst the legal name continues, the term Music Canterbury reflects the scope of the Council’s endeavours and can be regarded as its popular nickname.