Addington Brass
Practices: Monday and Thursday at 7.30 pm to 9.30pm at 8 Vulcan Place, Middleton, Christchurch 8024
Postal Address: P O Box 9143,Tower Junction, Christchurch 8149.
Chairman: Ross Wise

Apollo Musicum
Apollo Musicum comprises a Symphonic Chamber Orchestra (AMSCO), an A Cappella Choir (AMACC) and a string Quartet (ASQ). Players and groups are available for performances, particularly at provincial locations, theatre, ceremonies, (weddings, functions,) accompanying or combining with related groups. It has an educational focus so opportunities arise on occasions for advancing players to perform alongside leading teachers and professional artists.
Rehearsal venue various.
Contact: Robert Tait, P O Box 10-110, Phillipstown, Christchurch 8145. Ph: (021) 143 6661, Email:, Website:

Arts Centre of Christchurch
Postal Address: PO Box 845, Christchurch 8140

Burnside High School
Burnside High School, P O Box 29-677, Fendalton, Christchurch 8504
Ph: (03) 358 8383, Fax: (03) 358 8380, Website:

Canterbury Philharmonia
Patron: John Emeleus
Musical Director: Mark Hodgkinson, Email:
Chairperson: Lynette Murdoch, Email:
Vice Chairperson: Alastair Sands 
Secretary: Tim Wilkinson Email:
Treasurer: Alison Macklan Email:
Librarian: Alison Griffith-Collins Email:

Canterbury Singers
Practices: Wednesday at 7.30pm to 9.00 p.m. at St Silas Church, Main North Road, Redwood
Musical Director/Conductor: Sandra Norquay
President: Peter Callanan
Past President: Jenny Allison, Ph: (03) 359 8054, Email:
Secretary: Julie Davis, Ph: (03) 351 5192, Email:
Treasurer: Gillian Gartly
Accompanist: Lyn Goode
Librarian: John Boxall

Canterbury Westland Music Teachers Association
President: Jane Herman, Shirley Boys’ High School Email:

CBS Music (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament)
Promoting and performing great music of the Christian Church, encouraging and training young musicians, giving performance opportunities within the Catholic Mass and in concerts and tours, and promoting and organising recital tours.
Practices: Wednesdays at 7.30 pm. to 9.30 p.m. at Catholic Pro Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch
Musical Director: Don Whelan Ph: (03) 358 5873, Cell: (027) 458 5873
Chairperson: Ken Joblin
Librarian: Beris Whelan

Cecilian Singers
Practices: Mondays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm, The Maker’s Room, The Arts Centre, Christchurch
Musical Director/Conductor: Rosemary Turnbull  
Secretary: Susannah La Rue Email:
Treasurer: Katrina Hawker Email:
Facebook page:

Chamber Music New Zealand
Postal Address: 31 Englefield Road, Belfast, Christchurch 8051
Concerts Manager: Jody Keehan, Ph: 0800 266 2378, Email:

Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Postal Address: PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140, Ph: (03) 366 0046, Email:
Contact: Chris Oldham

Christ Church Cathedral Choir Society (Inc.)
Postal Address: PO Box 855, Christchurch 8140
Contact: Tim Andrews at above contact details

Christchurch City Choir
Practices: Tuesdays 7.30 to 9.30  at All Souls Church, 30 Church Lane, Merivale, Christchurch
Postal Address: PO Box 1652, Christchurch 8140, Email:
Patron: Simon O’Neill.
Chairman:  Philip Brazier
Musical Director/Conductor: John Linker
Choir Manager: Mandy Perry, Email:
Librarian: Tanja Mitrovic, Email:

Christchurch City Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
Practices: Wednesdays at 7.00pm to 10.00pm, Harmony Church, 220 Antigua Street, Christchurch
Postal Address: PO Box 33-089, Barrington, Christchurch 8025
Musical Director: Virginia Humphrey-Taylor

Christchurch Competitions Society
President: Helen Balch
Secretary: Tricia Radford, PO Box 8629, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440.,

Christchurch Liedertafel Inc
Practices: Mondays at 7.00 pm to 9.15 pm at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School
Musical Director: Daniel Cooper
President: Nigel Salsbury – (all correspondence to Lindsay Strang)
Secretary: Lindsay J Strang  Ph: (03) 365 6765, Email:

Christchurch Organists’  Association Inc.
President: Trevor Lord, Ph: (03) 352 4506
Secretary: Rosemary Allison, Email:
Treasurer: Nicholas Collins

Christchurch School of Music
Postal Address: PO Box 22-245, Christchurch 8142, Ph: (03) 366 1711, Fax: (03) 366 1742, Email:
Patron: John Emeleus
Musical Director: Celia Stewart.
President: Robyn Nuthall
Office Manager: Leigh Cookson
Treasurer: Gavin Shepherd

Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival Association
Postal Address: PO Box 21-353, Edgeware, Christchurch 8143
Patron: Russell Kent
Musical Directors: Rachel Wilford
President: Sharyn Hay
Business Manager: Miranda Donnell Email:

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
Postal Address: PO Box 3260, Christchurch 8140
CEO: Graham Sattler; Email:

Concerts for Christchurch Foundation Trust
Artistic Director: Trish Rainey Email:

Friends of The Christchurch Town Hall Organ Trust.
Town Hall Organ Curator: Martin Setchell, Ph: (03) 351 6450, Email:
Treasurer: Susan Gilmour

Garden City Orchestra
We are a community orchestra that enjoys achieving high standards of performance in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We play classical, show, film, theatre, etc music at two concerts each year and we especially enjoy engaging the wider community in pre-Christmas performances. We welcome players of all ages including students and young adults.
Practices: Fendalton Community Centre, 170 Clyde Road, Thursdays 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Musical Director/Conductor: Beth Cohen

Global Voices Choir
Practices: Wednesdays at 7.30pm to 9.30 p.m.
St Marks Church Hall, Opawa Road, Opawa, Christchurch

Harmony Singers
Practices: Wednesday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00pm, Chapel Street Centre, Harewood Road
Musical Director/Conductor: Margaret Mahoney
President: Joan Beere, Ph: (03) 384 8341 Email:
Secretary: Irene Frost, Email:
Treasurer: Diane Hawes,

Harp Orchestra Christchurch
Practices: Wednesday 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Hohepa Canterbury, 23 Barrington Street, Somerfield, Christchurch 8024
Musical Director: Helen Webby, Ph: 021 664 344; Email:

Institute of Registered Music Teachers of New Zealand, Christchurch Branch (IRMT)
Chairman: Janey Seed
Secretary: Marnie Barrell, Ph: (03) 981 9185
Treasurer: Gina Fowler

Jubilate Singers
Practices: Mondays at 7.15pm to 9.30pm at Knox Church
Patron: Philip Norman
Musical Director: Felicity O’Brien
President: Stephen French
Secretary: Vivien Hicks, Ph: 027 842 8236, Email:
Treasurer: Brian Curtis, Email:
Librarian: Steph Gilks

Music Education Canterbury
Postal Address: PO Box 31-038, Ilam, Christchurch 8444
Co-Chairs: Judith Bell and Kate Husband, Email:;
Administrator:  Email:

NZ Choral Federation Canterbury/West Coast Region
Chair: Helen Charlton, Email:

NZ Opera
Education and Development Co-ordinator:  

NZ Trio
Jessica Duirs Manager Email:

Quantum Acoustics (formerly The Plainsmen)
Practices: Mondays at 7.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. , Brake Street Hall, Upper Riccarton.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 6497. Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442.
Musical Director: Gavin Hurley
Secretary: Maurice Perwick Email:
Librarian: R Jansen, Email:

Resonance Ensemble
Sue Bealing, Secretary Email:

Risingholme Orchestra Inc
Practices: Thursday 9.45 am to 12 noon, Woolston Club, Hargood Street, Woolston
Conductor: Philip Norman
Chairman: Pauline Sewell  Email:
Secretary: Claire Hobbs Email:
Treasurer: Carmel Harris Email:
Librarian: Linda Sorensen

Risingholme Singers Inc
Practices: Monday at 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at Opawa Baptist Church,285 Wilsons Road, Opawa
Concerts: Two public concerts, Winter in June and Christmas at end of November. Also participates in the annual Community Choirs Festival.
Music Director: Henry Nicholson
President: Jill Willmott, Ph: (03) 388 3235, Email:

Schola Cantorum
Practices: Tuesday at 7.30 to 9.30 pm, The Makers Workshop, Arts Centre, Cnr Rolleston Avenue and Hereford Street
Conductor: Courtney Hickmott
President: Tony Dale Email:
Secretary: Anne Heffernan-Dale Email:
Treasurer: David Peddie
Librarian: John Ogier, Ph: (03) 980 8761

St Albans Community Choir
Choir Director: Heather Mitchell-Gladstone QSM, Ph: (03) 357 4474; Cell phone: 021 644 092, Email:

South Brighton Voices
Practices: Wednesday 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., New Brighton Union Church Hall, Cnr Collingwood and Union Streets
Conductor/Musical Director: Diane Coad
President: Carol Smith, Ph: (03) 382 5099, Email:
Secretary: Meira Smith, Email:
Treasurer: Moya Trainor, Ph: (03) 388 1509, Email:
Accompanist: Caleb Brand
Librarian: Jean Williams

Sunday Classics Inc. (Christopher’s Classics)
Chairman: Mark Hickman
Secretary/Treasurer: Doris Barnard  Email:, Website

The Knox Church
Custodian: Jeremy Woodside, Telephone: 379 2456; Email:

Toi Toi Opera
Creative Director: Katherine Doig, Email:

University of Canterbury School of Music
Information on the music courses offered at Canterbury University can be found at

Waimakariri Community Arts Council
Chairman: Brian Hoult, 15 Douglas St, Rangiora. Email:
Secretary: Cathy Batchelor, Ph: (03) 313 2844, Email:
Treasurer: Michael Harrison

Woolston Brass
Practices: 37 Dampier St, Woolston. Sid Creagh Memorial Bandroom (Woolston Brass rehearses Monday & Wednesday 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., Academy groups rehearse Tuesday from 6.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.)
Postal Address: PO Box 8187, Riccarton, Christchurch 844o
Music Director: Tyme Marsters Ph: 021 329 144; Email:
Marketing and Sponsorship Manager: Caroline Turner; Ph: 021 533 466; Email:
Treasurer: Rebecca Reside Email: