CSM is presenting a music themed holiday programme for Kidsfest from 16-20 July each day from 9am-3pm. Throughout the week the children will learn a new instruments, play in an ensemble, listen to some expert musicians, play musical games and create some musical crafts. Lots of music learning and fun guaranteed.
You can enrol your child/ren through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/magical-musical-mayhem-tickets-44215365348
We will be closing the office at 1.00pm on Thursday 29 March and re-opening on Tuesday 3 April at 9am. We are closed on Saturday 31 March for the Easter break. If you have a week-day lesson please discuss with your teacher whether you will have a lesson next week. The last day of term for Saturday students is 7 April. Have a wonderful Easter everyone!
This weekend CSM has two important events, both on Sunday 4 March.
From 11am-3pm we will have a stall at Children’s Day which is being held on the corner of Locksley St and New Brighton Rd. Our wonderful Junior Symphony Orchestra will be performing on the stage at 11.10am.
Then at 3pm our string orchestra, Camerata will present their first concert of the year in the UC Concert Room at the Arts Centre under the baton of Patrick Shepherd. This programme is built around a new work specially composed for Camerata and its conductor Patrick Shepherd, “Reflections” by Christchurch composer John Emeleus. Soprano Charlotte Wilson is the soloist for Caro Mio Ben, Shenandoah and two songs by Gerald Finzi, all of which have been especially arranged for strings by the conductor. Also on the programme is Pierne’s delightful Serenade and a Fantasia by Purcell as well as Warlock’s ever-popular Capriol Suite.
As well as our usual full Saturday morning with lessons, classes and ensembles all in full flight there were several other exciting things happening this weekend. Well known NZ Big Band leader, Rodger Fox was here running a workshop for an enthusiastic group of players – after 10 solid hours of rehearsing they performed for their friends and families on Sunday afternoon. Check out our Facebook page for a video of one of the charts they played. While the big band was rehearsing in the Hall on Sunday, Camerata Strings were rehearsing for their concert on 4 March in the music block and on Saturday the Samba Band entertained at the Little River Drum Festival. So much music!!
The CSM year is well underway and it has been a fantastic start to the year. Our ensembles are all thriving and lots of new students enjoying their lessons. New enrolments are always welcome so give us a call if you are interested in having lessons or joining one of our great ensembles.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all at CSM
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
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.