Audition results are out!

Children who auditioned for one of the Representative Groups – Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Orchestra or Concert Band – were sent an email with the results of their audition(s) on 21 June.

Schools were sent a collated list of the results of all the pupils from their school by email on the same evening.

Letters of acceptance and forms to be completed were posted to schools on the same day. Pupils offered a place in a Representative Group must return their ...

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Elizabeth bows out

The Festival Executive is very sad to announce that it has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Elizabeth Muschamp from the position of accompanist for the Festival. Elizabeth has made her decision to end her association with the festival on the advice of her medical team.

Elizabeth has been, and continues to be, a strong supporter of the Festival giving of her considerable talents as a pianist, accompanist and teacher without stint over many years. The Music Team has relied ...

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Rehearsal Music – Massed Choirs

Members of a school choir or a choir conductor can either play the tracks directly below, or download the tracks as they wish.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These files are provided for the express purpose of rehearsal only. They may not be used or distributed for any other purpose. Using these sound files for other than the purpose outlined is a direct breach of copyright which may expose you to significant penalties.


2017 Music Festival Massed Choir tracks

To play a track either just press the play symbol next ...

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New Business Manager

Following the retirement of long-serving Kathy Cowan, the Festival Executive is delighted to introduce and welcome to the Music Festival community our new Business Manager, Miranda Donnell.

Miranda comes to the Music Festival with a wide background in administration and event planning. She has held positions with Southern Opera, VBase, Mardar Entertainment and Eventionz. Miranda also currently works as Office Manager for RED Electrical as well as being a mum.

Back in her “wild” days Miranda enjoyed extensive travel throughout the Middle ...

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50 years of service

At the 2017 AGM of the Association, we will thank and farewell two stalwarts of the Association who between them, have accumulated 50 years of service to the Music Festival!

It’s very hard to adequately express thanks for such levels of commitment – but we will try!

Robyn Forbes

We are not certain that there are any significant organisational roles in the Music Festival which Robyn has not performed over the thirty years that she has been part of the Festival Executive; that ...

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Suggestions for the Massed Choirs

One of the hardest tasks for the Music Team each year is endeavouring to select an overall theme and suitable songs for the Massed Choirs to sing.

Songs selected have to meet at least most of the following criteria:

It is the task of the Festival Music team to sort out a well-balanced programme with songs that fit the above criteria, but we would welcome suggestions as to songs that they should consider when doing so.

We also welcome suggestions for an over-arching ...

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Sister Schools’ Festival – Adelaide

The Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival is establishing a functional relationship with its equivalent festival in Adelaide, “The Festival of Music”.

With its genesis in 1891 as the Thousand Voice Choir, The Festival of Music has been a part of South Australian life and now stands as an official State Icon.

Reaching over 23,000 primary children annually and with singing at its core, the Festival assists schools in reaching out for excellence.

The next Adelaide series will be held between the 13th and 23rd ...

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Follow us on Twitter

Want to receive reminders about the Festival – what is happening, deadlines, opening/closing of applications, etc?

The Festival sends out messages about when we open/close applications for choirs or Representative Groups, when announcements are made about rehearsals and performances, and anything else that will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the organisation of this event.

You can have these messages arrive as txt messages to your phone or/and to a Twitter account if you have one.

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