Our full size symphony orchestra meets to rehearse in Christchurch on Thursday mornings. We rehearse for two hours and socialize over a cup of tea. Rehearsals focus on presenting two formal concerts each year, and from time to time we also undertake additional activities such as performances of chamber music, concerts to schools, rest homes and retirement villages and performing at community events.
|Rehearsal venue:||Woolston Club, 43 Hargood St, Woolston|
|Rehearsal time:||Thursdays 9.45am-12 noon during primary school terms|
|Musical Director:||Philip Norman CNZM|
Our next Concerts
Our next planned concerts are
- Retirement Residents’ Concert at the Woolston Club on 22nd March
- Public concert at The Piano – Sunday 1 July
- Concert at Knox Church Sunday 4 November,
- Armistice Day Concert Sunday 11 November
For more information about these concerts please turn to the Concerts tab above.
Click on the following to see How our players describe the orchestra
Would you like to play with the orchestra? From time to time we open our rehearsal for others to listen or play with us.
Former players and potential players are invited to attend, along with their instruments (and a stand if possible) to share in some of the concert programme and/or listen to a brief concert by the orchestra. A special morning tea is included. If you would like to experience our orchestra, you are welcome to come to one of our ‘open homes’. For more details phone Leane 348 2845.