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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
https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/angels-and-goblins/christchurch

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

Happy Easter/ Office closure

Happy Easter from all of us here at CSM-we hope you all have a restful break. The CSM office will close on Thursday 13 April at 4.00pm and open again on Monday 1 May at 9am. The phone and emails will be cleared a few times over the break. 

Camerata Strings in Concert

Back to Bach – Camerata Strings, conductor Patrick Shepherd

Sunday 12 March 2017 at 3pm, St Augustine’s Church, Cracroft Terrace, Christchurch
$10 waged; $5 unwaged; $20 families (available at the door)

This programme focuses almost exclusively on the music of JS Bach, with the jewel in the crown being the evergreen Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major. Mozart’s Divertimento no.1 takes us briefly into the classical period. Other works featured include Bach’s ”Little Fugue” in G minor, the Prelude in D Major BWV 589 and Fugue in D minor (from “The Art of Fugue”). Graeme Koehne’s beautiful homage to Bach, “To His Servant Bach”, concludes the concert.

Term 1 begins

Happy New Year to all our families and supporters. We are busy in the office processing your enrolments and getting ready for the new year.

Term 1 starts on Saturday 11 February and the week days following. We look forward to seeing you all.

Don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions.

Outreach Band Results 2016

Congratulations to all the these Outreach Band students on your wonderful results!

NAME INSTRUMENT GRADE RESULT
ABIGAIL ROSINA MITCHELL FLUTE 6 M
ADRIAN FRANCE DRUMS 2 M Rock & pop
AILIE ROBERTSON FLUTE 7 P
ALTHEA KHIRSTY  JAMES FLUTE 5 M
BENJI HITCHINS TRUMPET 3 D
CHARLOTTE GWENDOLINE  BORCOSKIE CLARINET 2 M
DAISY  YORK CLARINET 4 M
DAMON  NOAKES CLARINET 2 M
DANIEL  HAWKEY-D’AETH TRUMPET 4 M
DANIEL  NIEUWENHUIZE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 4 D
DECLAN  O’CONNELL JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 5 D
DOMINIC ALEXANDER GORNY DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
DOUGLAS  MCPHAIL JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE 3 M
ELLA CATRIN  MATTHEWS TRUMPET 4 D
EMILY DAWN  GALBRAITH FLUTE 3 D
EZRA JAMES HOWELL BASS GUITAR 5 P Rock & pop
FAYA ARITI  WAYMAN CLARINET 2 M
FERDINAND S  HITCHINGS-ANSTICE JAZZ TROMBONE 4 M
GEORGINA MAY  COCKFIELD CLARINET 2 D
HAMISH  FRANCE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 P
HANNAH CATHERINE  WHITE FLUTE 2 M
HENRY  MCMECKING JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 5 P
ISAAC  MACDONALD JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 M
ISLA CHRISTINE  FISHER ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 M
ISOLDE  JOHNSON FLUTE 3 P
JACK  UTTERIDGE-DAVIE CLARINET 3 M
JAMIE BENNETT BASS GUITAR 4 M Rock & pop
JAMIE HUNT FRENCH HORN 3 P
JAMIE  BARR JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 P
JAMIE  BENNETT TROMBONE 3 P
JUDSON MICHAEL GODFREY BAMFORD DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
KARA  BALMER CLARINET 5 M
KRISTY  WINCHESTER FLUTE 3 M
LAUREN  MURFIN JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 P
LEON BIRD DRUMS 4 M Rock & pop
LEVI FRANKS DRUMS 2 M Rock & pop
LIAM CHARLES  ROONEY CLARINET 5 M
LIAM HENRY MITCHELL BASS GUITAR 4 P Rock & pop
LOUISE  CRONJE FLUTE 2 M
LUCA BENJAMIN SEAN  PURCEL FLUTE 3 M
LUCY  WATT CLARINET 4 D
LUKE MENZIES DRUMS 1 M Rock & pop
MEG  MACDONALD FLUTE 2 M
MIA BRINGEN TRUMPET 3 M
MIA CLEUGH CLARINET 5 M
MIA CLEUGH CLARINET 4 M
NATE CARLOS  OVENDALE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 D
PHILIPPA  BECKER CLARINET 3 M
PHOENIX QUINN ARANUI-EVANS DRUMS 4 M Rock & pop
RHEON  SALT ALTO SAXOPHONE 3 P
RICO SEBASTIAN  GAMBLE JAZZ ALTO SAXOPHONE 4 D
SADIE MCLOUGHLIN BASS GUITAR 4 M Rock & pop
SOPHIE FASTIER TRUMPET 5 P
SUI ELLIN TRUMPET 3 P
TESSA  MARSHALL CLARINET 4 M
THEO  BRETT-MARTIN TROMBONE 3 M
VICTORIA  ANDERSON FLUTE 5 M
WILLIAM DEREK  HANLON JAZZ TENOR SAXOPHONE 5 D
WILLIAM DEREK  HANLON CLARINET 6 D