Christchurch School of Music

Progamme for 10 December.

Progamme for 10 December.

Come and join us for a celebration of another great CSM year. Music all day – bring a picnic and enjoy

Performance TimesMarquee 1Marquee 2
9.00am-9.15amPercussion Ensemble
9.35am-9.50amSuzuki Strings
10.50am-11.05amSamba Band
11.25am-11.40amFlute Choir
12.00pm-12.20pmRock Band 1
12.35pm-12.50pmRock Band 2
12.50pm-1.05pmClarinet Ensemble
1.05pm-1.25pmRock Band 3
1.25pm-1.40pmSaxophone Ensemble
1.40pm-1.55pmOutreach Jazz Band
1.55pm-2.15pmChCh Concert Band
2.15pm-2.35pmBig Band
2.35pm-2.55pmOutreach Concert Bands

Term 4 starts this Saturday

We’re underway this week – all lessons and ensembles starting this Saturday (15th)

We will also have lessons and ensembles on Saturday 22nd (Labour Weekend)

We are looking forward to a busy term.

CSM at Christchurch Wind Festival

CSM is well represented at the Christchurch Wind Festival with 8 of its groups all performing. Come along to Papanui High School and show your support


12.05   CSM Recorder Ensemble


11.00     CSM Windpower

11.30     CSM Intermediate Recorder Ens

12.00     CSM Windjammers

1.00       CSM Saxophone Ens


1.30       CSM Concert Band

3.30       CSM Friday Youth Band

5.00       CSM CYO Concert Band

Can you keep a secret?

If you happen to be in Merivale Mall at 11.15am or Northlands at 12.30pm this Saturday 3rd September, Sinfonia may just have a surprise for you!!

CYO to present a concert at ISCM

The Christchurch Youth Orchestra is excited to be presenting a concert as part of the International Society for Contemporary Music’s Festival being held in Auckland and Christchurch.

The details for the concert titled Tūtohu are below. Tickets are available through Eventfinda

Sunday, 28 August 2022 at 7:00pm – “Tūtohu” at Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret’s College (12 Winchester Street)
Christchurch Youth Orchestra conducted by Helen Renaud
Ryan Molloy (Ireland): Ogham;
Robin Toan (New Zealand): Comic;
Richard Tsang (Hong Kong): Distant Lights;
René Silva Ponce (Chile): Surcos a la tierra;
Claire Cowan (New Zealand): Opito.


Saturday 26 March is our last day at the Linwood College site. We are very grateful to the school for hosting us over the last two years and wish them all the best as they move to their beautiful new school.

On Saturday 2 April we move our Saturday and some weekday teaching to Avonhead Primary in Avonhead Rd.

The office, library, classroom and instrument storage will remain at 60 Ferry Rd.

We are underway!

What a fantastic first day we had on Saturday. Despite the terrible weather and the challenges of Omicron there was a great turnout of students to their lessons and ensembles. It was so good to be making music again after a long break.

Camerata Strings presents Autumn Reverie

Autumn Reverie. Camerata Strings, conductor Patrick Shepherd  

Sunday 30 May at 3.00pm, Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street, Christchurch  

Admission (door sales only): $10, $5 


Autumn Reverie is a selection of music capturing the spirit of the season, with all the natural beauty of the rich russet colours. James Corigliano’s Reverie partly suggested the title of the concert as it is a bittersweet daydream that encapsulates the Autumnal mood. Keeping the seasonal analogy going, Grieg’s evergreen Holberg Suite is full of energy, pathos and drama and is always a favourite with audiences. Several works in the concert feature soloists from the ensemble, most notably Charles Avison’s Concerto in A, for which the soloists are Cherry McCallum, Claire Hobbs, Iain Ward, Margaret Hunt and Morag Macpherson. This is a lively example of late 18th Century English string writing, very much in the tradition of Boyce. Alan Rawsthorne is maybe not a name familiar to New Zealand audiences but his Light Music for Strings is a gem of the 20th Century English school, and draws on traditional Catalan tunes. Opening the concert is Patrick Shepherd’s Carpe Diem, which urges us to “seize the day” and was originally written for his doctoral graduation in 2008.