Christchurch School of Music

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all at CSM

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all at CSM

The CSM office will close at 5pm on Wednesday 20 December and open again on Monday 15 January at 9am.

We wish you all a restful holiday and look forward to seeing you back in 2018.


UC CYO presents “Our Music, Our Voice”

Join us for the UC CYO’s final concert for 2018 where you will hear and see music composed and conducted by our players. This will be a wonderful opportunity to share the versatility and talent of our players.

Saturday 2 December 7pm, Christchurch City Salvation Army

Tickets from Eventfinda. Door sales available

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Please see below the agenda for the Christchurch School of Music’s Annual General meeting to be held on Sunday 29 October in the atrium at Selwyn House School at 4.30pm. All adult students, parents and staff are welcome.

AGM notice – 29 October 2017

It’s Showcase Time!

CSM’s annual Showcase concert is on this Saturday in the Isaac Theatre Royal at 5.00pm.

Opening with the jazz combo on stage as the audience arrives and a huge brass fanfare, the concert features massed items combining most of the CSM ensembles.

Choirs, Ukuleles, Recorders and Guitars

Friday Youth Band and Jazz @ 4,

Massed concert band featuring players from Windpower, Windjammers, the Clarinet and Saxophone ensembles and Concert Band

The UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra with soloist, Sarang Roberts

Massed orchestra featuring players from the Junior Symphony Orchestra, the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia and the UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra

There will also be pop up performances from two soloists, the Christchurch Recorder Ensemble and the Samba Band.


Tickets available from Ticketek

Chamber Music @ Nut Point

This Saturday 12 August, several of our chamber groups, a recorder ensemble and soloists will be performing as part of the Nut Point concert series. Nut Point is in West Melton at 703 Old West Coast Rd so it’s a lovely weekend drive and they provide the best afternoon teas during the interval. It would be great to have lots of support from the CSM community for this celebration of our chamber music groups and individual performers. The concert starts at 2pm. Only $15 per person.

The UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra presents “Angels and Goblins”

Under the baton of conductor, Helen Renaud, the UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra is excited to present its second concert for 2017.

This Christchurch School of Music concert will feature the exciting El Salon Mexico by Copland, the CYO concert band playing Angels in the Architecture by Ticheli, the CYO string orchestra playing the beautiful Adagio by Barber and the full orchestra performing Faure’s Sicilienne and Fileuse from “Pelleas and Milisande” and the “Water Goblin” Symphonic Poem by Dvorak.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear Christchurch’s top young orchestral musicians share their talent.

Purchase tickets through Eventfinda

Kidsfest: My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes

Join the Christchurch School of Music world percussion ensemble and dancers as they bring the much loved children’s book, My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes to life for Kidsfest. Cats from many different countries may like to do all kinds of strange and exotic things like fly aeroplanes, or sing and dance, or even play the violin – but my cat, an ordinary round-the-house cat, likes to hide in boxes.
You will hear music from all over the world including log drums from Rarotonga, Samba from Brazil and Taiko drums from Japan. An exciting and engaging performance that will thrill little ones and their families. Inspired by Eve Sutton and Lynley Dodd’s picture book MY CAT LIKES TO HIDE IN BOXES.

There are two shows, one at 11am and one at 1.00pm

Tickets available from Eventfinda

CSM Soiree 2 this Saturday

Come and join us for another wonderful Soiree this Saturday the 24th in the Avonhead School Hall at 5pm.

Groups performing will be Outreach Beginner and Senior Strings, the Children’s Choirs, Christchurch Recorder Ensemble, Stringendo, Junior Symphony Orchestra, Suzuki Strings and Sinfonia.

Entry will be by gold coin and there will be yummy things and tea and coffee available for sale at half-time – this is fund-raising for the UC Christchurch Youth Orchestra’s 2018-19 tours so bring along some spare cash.

Holiday this weekend

There will be no CSM this weekend due to the Queen’s Birthday holiday.

Solo Recital

Tonight we had a wonderful solo recital in the Catholic Cathedral College Hall. There was a great range of instruments; violins, a viola, flutes, trombones, pianos and a saxophone. All performers played really well – it was a very entertaining evening. Congratulations to all involved

Christchurch School of Music

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