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CSO presents “The Big Play Out”

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Kia ora,

On Sunday 15 August we’re flinging open the doors of the Christchurch Town Hall and welcoming musicians of all levels and ages from throughout the community to join us in our home for The Big Play Out music festival.

We’re making the day fun, jam-packed and free. To ensure that everyone who wants to take part can, we’d love your support.

So, we’ve partnered up with Boost Ōtautahi and the Rātā Foundation to run a crowdfunding campaign throughout June to help towards the venue and production costs.

Every little bit helps. Whether it’s $5 or $500 every donation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to the value of $3,000, by Rātā Foundation.

Your support would be invaluable and this is what it will help us to provide:

  • Piano recitals on the Merle Carter Steinway Piano by pianists of every age and level.
  • Performance showcase for community groups to play for each other in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • A massed orchestra of 800 strong performing in the world-renowned accoustics of the Christchurch Town Hall’s Douglas Lilburn Auditorium under the baton of CSO Chief Conductor Benjamin Northey.

It’s a great opportunity for musicians, from ages nine to ninety nine, to come together and celebrate our shared love of music. We expect more than 2,000 people to come through our doors to enjoy this day of music-making, whether as performers or audience members.

We really appreciate whatever help you can give us through donating and sharing our campaign with others.

Click here to support The Big Play Out


August 15
9:30 am - 6:00 pm


Christchurch Town Hall
Kilmore Street
Christchurch, 8011
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