Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to 2013

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of music!

You can sign up already on the home page of to learn an instrument or vocals... Lessons will start over the next two weeks!

A new initiative is being able to sponsor a child to learn an instrument who otherwise couldn't afford to learn. You can find the form for this here.

On Tuesday most of the itinerants will be in at school to do a special demo to all year 7s at 1.45pm. Hopefully this will help students choose an instrument to love and learn!

The Chisnallwood music groups (which are all free) will start from next week. Students should check the daily notices for other groups but here are the dates of our first "sign-up" meetings next week:

  • Monday 11th Feb,  11am ORCHESTRA - all who play an instrument are welcome (you don't need instruments for this meeting)
  • Wednesday 13th Feb, 1.10pm Ukulele - all welcome (sign-up sheet here)
  • Thursday 14th Feb, 1.45pm jazz band - for those playing sax, (or who have skills on other wind instruments), or any brass instruments. Drums, bass, guitar, keyboard and vocals will be auditioned.
  • Friday 15th Feb,  11am CHOIR- all welcome
  • Friday 15th Feb,  2.45pm THEORY CLUB - all welcome (there's a sign up sheet here)

Don't forget there is the Classical Sparks Concert on Tuesday night in Hagley Park which is a great event for families featuring the Christchurch Symphony the Army Band, fireworks and more.
  • Tuesday 5 February
  • 7.30pm – 10pm
  • North Hagley Park
  • Postponed to Wednesday 6 February if wet
  • FREE
Their programme is outlined below...

This classical music and fireworks concert showcases a 65–piece orchestra with the NZ Army band and numerous soloists. The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra takes the stage from 7.30pm. As a rousing finale, the orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture as the soundtrack to a fireworks display.

2001 A Space Odyssey Performed by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the NZ Army Band
Trumpet Voluntary Purcell Performed by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Private Raynor Martin
Triumphal March Elgar Performed by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the NZ Army Band
Dble Cello Concerto G minor RV531 Vivaldi
Gareth Farr Sea Gongs part 1 Performed by the CSO 
Piu Jesu Performed by the Christchurch Symphony, Rachel Doig, and Treble
Flight of the Bumble Bees NZ Army Band and Staff Sergeant Phil Johnston
Ai Giochi Addio Performed by the CSO and Anna Hawkins
Journey On Performed by the CSO and Anna Hawkins
William Tell Overture Performed by the CSO and the NZ Army Band

Second half

Marriage of figaro Mozart  CSO
Classical Gas Performed by the CSO and Graham Wardrop
Mahler 5th C Sharp Minor Performed by the CSO
Arban Carnival of Venice Performed by the CSO and Kyle Lawson
Cinema Paradiso Overture/love theme Performed by the CSO and Hamish Oliver
Estancia by Ginastera 3rd mvt Performed by the CSO
The Prayer Performed by the CSO Anna Hawkins, and Robert Enari
1812 Overture Performed by the CSO and the NZ Army Band