Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Count down to the end of term




School CDs
The annual school music CDs are well under way and include memories from the orchestra, jazz bands, rock bands, ukes, marimbas, choir, computer music... You can order your copy of the school CDs by clicking here:
http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/CD

New Brighton Santa Parade
If you are going to the New Brighton Santa Parade on Sat 14th, look out for the Chisnallwood Jazz Band! Parade starts at 10.30am
Details at http://bethere.co.nz/community/2013/12227-new-brighton-christmas-parade

Prizegivings
Next week the school has 3 prizegivings plus rehearsals, so the choir, orchestra and jazz band will be making music from Monday-Wednesday!

Last weekend...
Well done to our Marimba group who performed at Cashmere High as part of the Re-Percussion concert on Sunday evening.... and well done to the Jazz Band (with 3 ex-Chisnallwood ring-ins) who at the last minute played in the ChCh Santa Parade on Sunday afternoon!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December is here!





CHISNALLWOOD MARIMBA GROUP IS PERFORMING AT RE-PERCUSSION 2013!
Christchurch's annual all-percussion showcase concert. Over 100 performers and music from around the globe. Run by (and featuring) Pandemonium Percussion alongside school, community and other professional groups.

7.00pm Sunday 8 December
McCombs Performing Arts Centre 
Cashmere High School, Barrington St, Christchurch

Adults $15
Senior $10
Students $5
Family (2+2) $35
(Free for performers)
027 2646 018

Coming up:
Watch out for the Chisnallwood Jazz Band playing in the New Brighton Santa Parade on Sat Dec 14th!

CONGRATULATIONS  to Piper Dixon, Pagan Cashell and Liam Johnson who all got distinction results in their recent music theory exams!

2013 Chisnallwood Music CDs can be ordered online on at chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz

Well done to the performers who took part in recent performances at Kids in Town, Windsor School and the Trust Stadium in Auckland. Photos below!














Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wrapping up November



KIDS IN TOWN 2
Thursday 28th November 12.30-1pm
Venue: Christchurch City Council Foyer of wet (53 Hereford St)
or Re:START Mall if fine. Notification will be on the chisnallwoodmusic facebook page, school twitter and the music website.
The performance will feature our Irish Band plus a couple of items from the Ukes and Choir.

WINDSOR COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Friday 29th November at Windsor School
"Feedback" and our Jazz Combo will be performing at this outdoor event if fine. These two groups contain many ex-Windsor students so it is special that they can be part of this event. They are on between 6.50 and 8pm.

UKES
This Saturday our Ukulele Band travel up to Auckland to join the NZ Kiwilele Festival and play along with 2500 other uke players.

ITINERANT  NIGHTS
Well done to all the students who performed over the 3 Itinerant nights in a total of 11 short concerts. Thanks to the students and itinerant teachers who put fantastic preparation in and made it enjoyable and friendly end-of-year events.

2013 CDs can be pre-ordered online at www.chisnallwood.music.org
We are still recording them but hope to have a great range of groups recorded for students to be able to remember the year by. They will be delivered before Christmas (incase you want them for presents).

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nov 14th

BANDQUEST

Congratulations to all the rock bands who played at the Canterbury BandQuest 1 last night. All the bands played really well and to a superb standard. It was a great night with special sound and lighting. There were a total of 14 bands from ChCh and all the way from Timaru, with 5 from Chisnallwood. The judges were from the Dukes and a past RockQuest competitor and the guest band from Shirley Boys High AASHAWILLANDCULLEN was great.

Fantastic results from the Chisnallwood bands:
Best Original Lyric Award: Breana Riordan from the band "Rewind" for her lyrics for "Turn back the time"
"Killer" Guitarist award: Reuben Sepulona
3rd Place: "Fallen Sky" - Meg Collinson, James Kleiss, Tom Heeney and Liam Johnson.
1st Place winners: "Feedback" - Olivia Costello, William Murton, Taylah Emmett, Devin Pullyblank, Micah Watkinson and Thomas Hughes.
The prize winners have won $550 to for our music department spend at the CHCH Rock Shop!



ITINERANT NIGHTS
These start next week and the programmes are looking great! You can find detailed information and a form here on the music webpage. You may have to wait a moment for the page to load. These are all free to attend and the dates are Wed Nov, Thurs Nov 21 and Monday Nov 25th.

CONGRATULATIONS 
The following students have sat Trinity College flute exams:
Taylah Emmett gained grade 2 with distinction
Keisha Watkins gained grade 3 with merit
Annabelle Heaney gained grade 3 with merit


A few pictures from the last week of music taken at Wigram Airforce, Aurora Centre and outdoor lunchtime concert.






NZ JAZZ WORKSHOPS in WELLINGTON in January
Any jazzy families wanting to go to Wellington in January, check out the 2014 NZ Jazz Workshops












Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Music



BANDQUEST
When: Wed, Nov 13th 7pm-9.30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Where: Chisnallwood Hall
Cost: $10 (free for band members). Door sales.
What: Rock band competition for bands up to year 8 from around Canterbury. Bands get a sound check and feedback from judges earlier in the day then get to do the full on performance/competition at night to an audience of incredible supporters! (you!)
Chisnallwood Bands taking part are: Feedback, 3-50, Fallen Sky and Gold Rush Crew. Rewind will be playing at their 2pm soundcheck but not in the evening.





NZSO 
Nov 13th, CBS Arena
A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Britten)
Piano Concerto No 1 (Tchaikovsky)
Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz)
There is a fabulous student offer of $10 school tickets for this concert. (for those not at Bandquest!)
Please send your money and name to the music office by the Monday 11th if you want to take advantage of this. You can also sign up on the music wiki for this offer 


EXAM RESULTS
Congratulations to students of Marnie Barrell - Breana Riordan (1), Lia Fairburn (2) and Olivia Crighton (2) who passed their grade exams on piano with merit! Well done!

ITINERANT MUSIC NIGHTS COMING UP!
All students learning itinerant music at Chisnallwood have the chance to perform at one of the Itinerant nights in November. This is a fantastic opportunity to share what students have been learning, and great opportunity to meet the itinerant teacher too!
There's a confirmation form on the wiki which will help us get the programme notes right if you fill it in!
The itinerant nights will be on the following days: Wed Nov 20th 6.30pm-8.30pm - Itinerant night 1

  • drums (Henare)- outside on the technology court if fine -otherwise in the hall
  • keyboard (Lynne's students) in the library or hall
  • bass and guitar (Clayton's students) in the media room
  • Cello and Piano students (Mike Crowther) in the music room
  • followed by certificates

Thurs Nov 21st 6.30-8.30pm - Itinerant night 2

  • piano (Marnie's students) in the music room
  • sax and clarinet (Elliot) in the library
  • trumpet and trombone (Greg) in the library
  • guitar (Half of Leroy's students) in the media room
  • followed by Orchestra, Marimba, Irish and Certificates in the hall

Mon Nov 25th 6.30-8pm - Itinerant night 3

  • Violin (Julie Pettitt) in the library, flute (Janet SImon) in the library
  • Vocal (Amanda Atlas) in the music room
  • Guitar (Half of Leroy's students) 
  • Hiphop dance (Leearna) in the hall 
  • followed by certificates in the hall


Talent Quest finals will be Friday 22nd Nov. Students to see Miss Knight (room 1) for entry forms and Mrs Bell for help with backing tracks and editing them to 2 minutes.

KIDS IN TOWN (2) 
When: November 28th 12.30-1pm
Where: Re:START Mall
Featuring: Chisnallwood Irish Band, Choir and Ukes

VOCAL MASTERCLASS with Ravil Atlas 
Friday Nov 29th 11am-12 This is during choir time, so the choir can watch and take part!
Featuring some of Amanda's vocal students
Parents welcome

KIWILELE TRIP TO AUCKLAND
The Chissy Uke group will take a day trip to Auckland to play with 3000 other uke players for the afternoon!
Sat Nov 30th in the Trusts Arena.


ChCH Schools' Music FESTIVAL
Congratulations to our 36 students who sung in our wonderful school choir at the ChCh Schools' Music Festival who performed at the CBS Arena last week. It was a stunning night of very high quality and fun music from 1,000s of young Canterbury students. The Festival runs for three nights and we have a number of students representing Chisnallwood on each night in representative groups. These students are:
Senior Choir: Olivia Costello, Rory Humm, William Murton (who also gave a spoken introduction last night) and Breana Riodan.
Orchestra: Claudia Crosland (violin), Rion Ormandy (percussion) and Liam Johnson (double bass).
Concert band: Max Bobby (trumpet)
Ukulele group: Travis Griffin, Claudia Crosland, Liam Johnson, James Kleiss, Norbert Muller and Aiyana Manson-King.

ChCh BIG BAND FESTIVAL
Well done to our jazz bands who played over Labour Weekend at this festival at the Pallet Pavillion, Re:START Mall and Court Theatre.
This week they will be playing for an International education conference and the NZEI Teacher Graduation.










Thursday, October 10, 2013

PIRATES on SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER

A reminder that Pirates of the Caribbean is on tomorrow at the CBS Arena!


Ahoy me hearties! Set sail with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra for a night of thrilling adventure as we show Disney’s buccaneering blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with the exhilarating score performed live at the same time.
With 70 musicians and a choir, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and the irrepressible Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) will spring to life on the big screen at CBS Canterbury Arena.
A tale of daring escapades on the high seas, the movie follows Will and Jack as they rescue the beautiful Elizabeth from the cursed crew of the infamous Black Pearl.
Presented for the very first time in New Zealand, the CSO is delighted to bring to our Canterbury audience this swashbuckling spectacular. 

11.30am-12.30 backstage tour
12.30-3.30pm dress rehearsal
7pm Concert

Scroll down the form below to sign up for the production tour or dress rehearsal then click submit at the bottom.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Music dates for TERM 4



MAIN MUSIC DATES FOR TERM 4
  • Tuesday Oct 15 @ school: Orchestra, Marimba, Jazz, Choir and Rock at Taster Day
  • Th Oct 24, 12noon @ Re:START MallKids In Town Chisnallwood Jazz
  • Oct 25 - 28 ChCh Big Band Festival - Chisnallwood Jazz Band and WORKSHOPS and CONCERTS!
  • Wed Oct 30, Chisnallwood Choir @ CBS Arena for ChCh SChool's Music Festival
  • Mon Nov 11th JazzBands @ Burnside High for NZEI teacher Graduation
  • Wed Nov 13 BAND QUEST @ Chisnallwood - all Chisnallwood Rock Bands
  • Wed Nov 20 Itinerant Night 1
  • Thursday Nov 21 Itinerant night 2
  • Monday Nov 25 Itinerant Night 3
  • Sat Nov 30 Kiwilele Festival in Auckland Chisnallwood Ukuleles
  • Sun Dec 8th RePercusssion @ Cashmere High - Chisnallwood marimba Group
  • Sat Dec 13th New Brighton Santa Parade - Chisnallwoor Jazz Band
  • Dec 16-19 Orchestra, Choir, Jazz for Chisnallwood Prizegivings

GREAT WORKSHOPS and CONCERTS COMING UP.....



OCTOBER 12th
Pirates - Curse of the Black Pearl - Back stage tour, dress rehearsal and evening concert. 
There are limited offers available for the Pirates CSO concert at night. There are also spaces for our special backstage tour offer (11.30am) and for the dress rehearsal (12.30) on the last Saturday of the holidays. Back Stage will be interesting for any sound/light/video tech-minded students and dress rehearsal fantastic for any music students and families. You can attend both if you want to! Sign up is on the music website under CSO ambassador. Note this is a full orchestra concert with movie and choir!!!
You can sign up at http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/CSO+Ambassador
and read about the concert at http://www.cso.co.nz/concert-pirates_of_the_caribbean:the_curse_of_the_black_pearl-37



JON SHONE seminar
Jon Shone will be talking about the fascinating life behind the scenes of One Direction and his music career.
When: Thursday Oct 10th, 10.30-11.30am
Where: Chisnallwood Intermediate School, Breezes Road, Christchurch 8061
Cost: $10 entry 
There is also a seminar at 1pm at Jazz School for Tertiary students.
After leaving University, Jon began his career as a Piano Teacher in North London. In 2008, Jon decided he wanted to move on and within 5 years has built his career to become known as one of the major Musical Directors in the industry. Currently, he is looking after all aspects of live music for the world’s biggest boy band, One Direction.
From 2008-2013 Jon has worked with Katy Perry, Marina and the Diamonds, Taio Cruz, X-Factor, Bryan Adams, Jessica Mau-boy, Olly Murs, Ndubz, Pixie Lott and Tulisa, to name a few. His Arranging, performances and recordings can be seen and heard on iTunes, concert DVD's and on the last 4 years of Radio 1’s Best of Live Lounge albums.
Spending the last 2 years with One Direction, 2013 sees Jon's biggest project to date. Musically Directing and playing Keyboards for a colossal 9 month world tour, visiting 131 arenas over 5 continents. Along side this, filming and arranging music for the 1D 3D Movie which was realeased in August.
In the Access All Areas Q&A, Jon will talk about life at the top of the industry, the highs and lows, the pressures and successes of working in pop music and what it’s really like on the inside.
“If this kind of knowledge was available to me when I was learning, it would have been invaluable’!



BIG BAND YOUTH WORKSHOPS
Labour Weekend @ CPIT Jazz School
The awesome opportunity to take part in workshops with legends Dr Dave Lisik and Dr Rodger Fox! Great for anyone wanting to learn more about jazz, or who want the chance to play in a workshopping jazz band under expert directors Rodger Fox (for youth) or Dave Lisik (for adults)! And check out Dave's "Learning Jazz Vocabulary: Theory and Swing" workshop too! Tell your friends and family and come as a group!

BIG BAND FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Check out the jazz concerts in Labour weekend!





Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FRIDAY DEADLINES

Music News

DEADLINES FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

1. Music Theory exam entries close Friday 20th Sept. 
Please go to http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/Music+Theory if keen to sit an exam on Nov 2nd.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Saturday 12th October, 7.00pm (END OF HOLIDAYS)
CBS Canterbury Arena
For the first time in New Zealand the movie that began Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series will be screened accompanied live by the CSO. 70 musicians and a choir will perform the film’s original soundtrack as this magical fantasy with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) unfolds.
The next day students have an opportunity for a backstage production tour


Go to http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/CSO+Ambassador and register if interested. The free student ticket offer for the CSO Pirates of the Caribbean concert on Oct closes on Friday 20th Sept.

3. Early bird price for Jon Shone (music director for One Direction) closes Friday 20th. 
He will be speaking at Chisnallwood on Oct 10th 11am-12. Go to http://menza.co.nz/category/canterbury/ if you are interested in registering. 


ALSO.... (not a Friday deadline, but not to be missed...)
You can register to be part of workshops at the Big Band festival in Labour weekend. These will be great for students who want to play in a jazz band led by Rodger Fox, or who want to go to an interesting jazz talk. Register here:
http://www.bigbandfest.org.nz/schedule/category/workshops/






Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Music News Sept 12



Sam Jones and Katherine Jones performing at Chisnallwood last week

  • Day visit and combined orchestra and band concert at 1.45pm by 78 boys from Sydney Grammar school, Monday Sept 16th
  • Chisnallwood Ukuleles, Marimba and Recorder players performing at the Strum Strike Blow Festival, Wed Sept 18th in the CBS Canterbury Arena with around 800 students from about schools. Rehearsal during the day 9.30am-2.30pm. Performance at 7pm-8.30pm - donation entry for audience. Details at www.strumstrikeblow.org
  • Theory exam entries due Sept 20th - and also ticket orders for Pirates of the Caribbean CSO concert due on Sept 20th (Both sign ups are on the www.chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz)
  • Jazz Combo gig for ASB Awards Ceremony, Tuesday 12noon Sept 24th

CSO ORCHESTRA CONCERTS 
Don't forget you can sign up for free tickets to the CSO Pirates of the Caribbean concert on October 12th (last weekend of the holidays) - but spaces for this are limited. It will sell out. Tech students can also sign up for the back stage tour the following day! Please sign up no later than September 20th.

HOLIDAYS - Oct 10th
We are lucky to have keyboard player, arranger, film composer and music director for One Direction at Chisnallwood on Thursday Oct 10th (second week of the holidays) to talk about his fascinating music career. 
Please register at http://menza.co.nz/canterbury/jon-shone/ Limited spaces.

NEXT TERM - 
  • Kids In Town - Thursday October 24th 12noon (Jazz Band)
  • Big Band festival - Labour Weekend www.bigbandfest.org.nz
  • Christchurch Schools' Music Festival - Oct 30th CBS Canterbury Arena www.musicfestival.school.nz Choir and representative groups.
  • Nov 13th - BandQuest for all rock bands up to year 8. Held at Chisnallwood and runs from late afternoon and evening. http://www.bandquest.co.nz


JAZZ WORKSHOPS
Monday October 28th
Check out www.bigbandfest.org.nz for registration details. A perfect opportunity for players who want a chance to try playing in a jazz band and a chance for anyone who would like the opportunity to work with Dr Rodger Fox. There's also a great Jazz workshop with Dr Dave Lisik where you can learn about Jazz vocabulary: theory and swing.




Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September News



 
  • Music Scholarship applications close tomorrow, FRIDAY 6th September for year 6 students coming to Chisnallwood next year.  
  • Sam Jones and Katherine Jones will be giving a mini-recital on Friday 6th September at Chisnallwood followed by saxophone masterclass. 
  • Day visit and combined orchestra and band concert at 1.45pm by 78 boys from Sydney Grammar school, Monday Sept 16th
  • Chisnallwood Ukuleles, Marimba and Recorder players performing at the Strum Strike Blow Festival, Wed Sept 18th in the CBS Canterbury Arena. Rehearsal during the day 9.30am-2.30pm. Performance at 7pm-8.30pm - donation entry for audience. Details at www.strumstrikeblow.org
  • Theory exam entries due Sept 20th 
  • Jazz Combo gig for ASB Awards Ceremony, Tuesday 12noon Sept 24th

CSO ORCHESTRA CONCERTS 
Don't forget you can sign up for free tickets to the CSO Pirates of the Caribbean concert on October - but spaces for this are limited. It will sell out. Tech students can also sign up for the back stage tour the following day! Please sign up no later than September 20th.

HOLIDAYS - Watch for info about One Direction keyboard player giving a talk about his experiences.

EARLY NEXT TERM - 
Kids In Town - Thursday October 24th 12noon
Big Band festival - Labour Weekend 
Christchurch Schools' Music Festival - Oct 30th CBS Canterbury Arena


Thanks to Jenny Johnson and Martin Lee who showed us the Oboe and Cor Anglais last Friday and even let students have a play! 

Jazz and Irish playing for the Probus Ladies' Club

Jazz Combo playing for the Child Cancer Fundraiser Ball




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug 21


Music News

CONGRATULATIONS to the JAZZ BIG BAND AND COMBO for getting a SPECIAL COMMENDATION at the NZSM Jazz festival last weekend. The band got to experience the Wellington Wobble on the third floor of the St James Theatre and did what any musician would do... evacuated with instruments to the car park and continued to play! Over the weekend they had performances, workshops, a music history lecture, as well as visits to Weta Studio, Te Papa, 10 pin bowling and plenty of ping pong at our Silverstream accommodation venue. It was a worthwhile and fun two and half days!



Music dates coming up this term:
  • Jazz Combo plays for Child Cancer Ball, Sat, August 31st, early evening.
  • Ukulele Band guest performance at the Cultural Festival in the CBS Arena, Thursday afternoon, Aug 29th, 12.30-2.30pm
  • Jazz Big band, combo and Irish band playing for Probus, 2pm Monday Sept 2nd
  • Choir area rehearsal at Christ's College, 9.45-11.45am, Tuesday Sept 3rd
  • Day visit and combined orchestra and band concert at 1.45pm by 78 boys from Sydney Grammar school, Monday Sept 16th
  • Ukuleles, Marimba and Recorders playing at the Strum Strike Blow Festival, Wed Sept 18th in the CBS Arena (rehearsal during the day, performance at 7pm)
  • Jazz Combo gig for ASB Awards Ceremony, Tuesday 12noon Sept 24th

Please check www.chisnallwoodmusic.org.nz for relevant details and forms.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Term 3 music update




There are lots of exciting performances confirmed music dates coming up:

This weekend the jazz band head to Wellington to take part in the NZSM Jazz Festival.

Jazz Combo plays for Child Cancer Ball, Sat, August 31st, early evening.

Ukulele Band guest performance at the Cultural Festival in the CBS Arena, Thursday afternoon, Aug 29th

Jazz Big band, Combo and Irish band playing for Probus, 2pm Monday Sept 2nd

Choir area rehearsal at Christ's College, 9.45-11.45am, Tuesday Sept 3rd

Day visit and combined concert by 78 boys from Sydney Grammar school, Monday Sept 16th

Ukuleles, Marimba and Recorders playing at the Strum Strike Blow Festival, Wed Sept 18th in the CBS Arena (rehearsal during the day, performance at 7pm)

Jazz Combo gig for ASB Awards Ceremony Tuesday 12noon Sept 24th

Please check the relevant pages on the music wiki for details and permission forms.....


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the both our jazz bands who won silver awards at JazzQuest in the weekend!
That was a fantastic result at this high school competition. It was an enjoyable event and it was great to hear lots of other bands too.










Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Welcome to term 3




JAZZQUEST will be held this weekend at CPIT Jazz School, corner of Madras and High Streets on the third floor auditorium. It is a gold coin entry for non-players. Our jazz bands are playing on Sunday 4th August at 10am and 12noon. Supporters are welcome. There is Wilson's car parking available on Tuam St near Madras St.

HIP HOP DANCE CLASS - Spaces now open for term 3! We are learning a brand new performance dance this term, new (and current) students are welcome. Every Friday, 3-4pm in the media room. $72 term fee. To register for the term go to http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/HipHop For more info please contact Leearna at Xpression Dance Studio, phone 373-8032 or email xpressionds@gmail.com

Singer/songwriter/guitar lessons with Claire Coleman are available for 20-minute individual lessons at school at $19. Please register on the wiki if interested.


Main music dates for term 3:

JazzQuest Aug 3rd and 4th
NZSM Jazz Festival August 15-18
Jazz Combo gig August 31st 5.30pm
Jazz Band gig Sept 2nd 2pm
Jazz tour to Dunedin Sept 9-11
Strum, Strike and Blow festival (Ukuleles, Marimbas and Recorders) CBS Arena Sept 18th, 7pm concert plus daytime rehearsals.
Closing date for ABRSM Theory exams Sept 20th

Some highlights of Term 4 will see the ChCh Big Band Festival (Labour Weekend), ChCh School's Music festival (Choir and Special groups in CBS Arena), BandQuest (all Rock bands) and Kiwilele (Ukulele Festival in Auckland)


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July 3rd news




Congratulations to the following Chisnallwood students who auditioned and were accepted into special groups for the 2013 ChCh Music Festival:
Max Bobby - Concert Band
Olivia Costello - Senior Choir
Claudia Crosland - Orchestra
Rory Humm - Senior Choir
Liam Johnson - Orchestra
William Murton - Senior Choir
Rion Ormandy - Orchestra
Breanna Riordan - Senior Choir


Next Week:

Combined Concert with visiting guests, ACG Parnell College 


Thursday July 11th, 7pm Chisnallwood Hall 
Featuring: 
  • Combined orchestras and music groups of ACG Parnell College and Chisnallwood.
  • Guest sax quartet "The Hall Quartet" (all ex-Chisnallwood national finalists)
Roadshow Performances
Roadshow Performances

Other Concerts which might be of interest........

NZSO Concert opportunity
Wednesday July 10th 7pm CBS Arena

NZSO and percussionist Colin Currie Concert The NZSO have a Student/Accompanying Adult Discount - $10/$20  - Just fill out the form on this page: http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/Orchestra
You can find lots of information, videos and links about the concert and Colin Currie here: http://www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/concert/bold-worlds/

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

This Saturday night, 6 July in the CBS Arena,  L.A Mitchell will be singing with the CSO (conducted by Tom Rainey) as well as the Dukes, Mark Vanilau, Anika Moa and Dave Dobbyn.





Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's in store for the last couple of weeks of term?



We are in the middle of a busy performance week - 7 roadshows for local schools with Jazz band, Irish band, Feedback and school leaders ... plus a ukulele and Irish gig for Fitzgerald Living Rest home. These have been lots of fun and great experience for everyone.

Coming up:


Open Night Music Wed July 3rd 6-8pm


Music outline: 

6pm-6.50pm in the hall:
  • RTK, Orchestra, Choir, Jazz Band, Uniform Parade and Pasifika 

6.50pm - 8pm in the Performing Arts Block:
  •  6.50pm Jazz Band
  •  7.10pm Jazz Combo
  •  7.30pm Marimba (and some ukuleles) in the media room
  •  7.40pm Irish Band
  •  7.50pm Feedback (rockband)
  •  Sound tech guides (hall)
  • Hands on Computer Music (Computer Music lab)
  •  Recording studio 
  • Hands on Instruments (itinerant rooms)




NZSO Concert opportunity


NZSO and Colin Currie Concert 
The Bold Worlds concert in the CBS Canterbury Arena on Wednesday 10 July at 7.00pm.  It will be an exciting concert with world-renowned percussionist Colin Currie back in New Zealand for the Southern Hemisphere premiere of a new Concerto for Solo Percussion and Orchestra, Sieidi, by Finnish composer Kalevi Aho.
In Aho’s concerto, Currie explores the different timbres of the percussionist’s armoury - darabuka, tom-toms and snare, marimba, wood and temple blocks, vibraphone and tamtam - in a work that is lyrical and brilliantly rhythmic.
The NZSO have a Student/Accompanying Adult Discount - $10/$20 – which can be booked through NZSO Client Service 0800 479 674. Or let Mrs Bell know by filling out the form on this page: http://chisnallwoodmusic.wikispaces.com/Orchestra
You can find lots of information, videos and links about the concert and Colin Currie here: http://www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/concert/bold-worlds/


Combined Concert with visiting guests, ACG Parnell College 

Thursday July 11th, 7pm Chisnallwood Hall 
Featuring: 
  • Combined orchestras and groups of Parnell and Chisnallwood. (More details to come next week)
  • Guest sax quartet "The Hall Quartet" (all ex-Chisnallwood national finalists).