• 2021 National Concerto Competition Finalists - Catherine Kwak, April Ju and Hyein Kim

  • 2021 National Concerto Competition Finalists - Catherine Kwak (Winner); Hyein Kim (Second) and April Ju (Third)

  • 2021 National Concerto Competition Winner - Catherine Kwak from Auckland

  • 2021 National Concerto Competition Second place - Hyein Kim from Auckland

  • 2021 National Concerto Competition Finalist - April Ju placed third from Christchurch.

  • 2021 Strum Strike and Blow at Christchurch Arena

  • Kaboom at 2021 Strum Strike and Blow

  • Kaboom at 2021 Strum Strike and Blow

  • 2021 Strum Strike and Blow at Christchurch Arena

  • CSM Samba Band at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • CSM Samba Band at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • CSM Concert Band at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • CSM Concert Band at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch City Chorus of Sweet Adelines at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch City Chorus of Sweet Adelines at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch City Choir at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch City Choir at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • CSM Camerata Strings at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • CSM Camerata Strings at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Apollo Musicum at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Apollo Musicum at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch Liedertafel Male Voice Choir at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Christchurch Liedertafel Male Voice Choir at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Jubilate Singers at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Jubilate Singers at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Paul Wheln accompanied by Chris Archer at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • Woolston Brass at 80th Anniversary, Great Hall Arts Centre on Sunday 7th November 2021

  • 80th Anniversary cake!

  • Invited guests at the 80th Anniversary social function

  • Cutting the 80th Anniversary cake - left to right Wallace Woodley (Life Member); Margaret Austin (President CCMC) and Lianne Dalziel (Mayor of Christchurch and Patron of CCMC)

Welcome to Music Canterbury

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 harpsichord 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.