Area Rehearsals

Each school choir attends one of the area rehearsals with other school choirs to help with the rehearsal process, to provide feedback about progress and give give some objectives for school choir directors to work towards.

Scroll down for 2017 Area Rehearsal allocations

 
  Morning
9.45am – 11.45am
Afternoon
12.45pm – 2.45pm
Monday, 11 September
Avonhead School
Avonhead School
Tuesday,  12 September
Avonhead School
Avonhead School
  Note different times for Shirley Boys’ High School
  9.30am – 11.30am 12.15pm – 2.15pm
 Wednesday, 13 September
Shirley Boys’ High School
Shirley Boys’ High School
 

When attending your Area Rehearsal, please make sure that you:

  • Book your transport early
  • Try to arrive well before the start time – getting everyone in in time will require your assistance and good will and 9.45am/12.45pm is the START time of the rehearsal
  • Ensure that your choir members bring their own copy of the Festival Song Book to the Massed Rehearsal.
  • Please provide a suitable number of supervisors for your choir, trained teachers where possible. The number of supervisors will depend of the size of your choir. As a guide…
Number of children in your choir Number of supervisors required
Up to 25 children 1, preferable 2, supervisors
26 – 50 children 2 supervisors
51 – 75 children 3 supervisors
76 – 100 children 4 supervisors
101+ children 5 – 6 supervisors
 

Area Rehearsals for 2017

Numbers are critical for several of the rehearsals. If you find that you need to change your rehearsal date/time, please contact a school with a similar sized choir and arrange a mutual swap so that numbers are not affected. Please let us know the changed arrangements once you have made the swap.

Monday, 11 September – Avonhead School

9.45 – 11.45am
Breens Intermediate (40)
Christ The King (40)
Clearview Primary (70)
Cotswold (55)
Ellesmere (20)
Elmwood Normal (50)
Greendale (9)
Hornby High (30)
Leeston (35)
Lincoln Primary (40)
Oxford Area (20)
Rangi Ruru Girls’ (34)
Rolleston (50)
Sacred Heart (45)
Selwyn House (53)
Southbridge Primary (25)
Springfield (14)
St Peter’s (12)
St Teresa’s (40)
West Eyreton (40)
West Melton (30)

12.45 – 2.45pm
Avonhead (80)
Cobham Intermediate (140)
Greymouth Combined Schools (60)
Halswell (85)
Hillview Christian (55)
Medbury (30)
Our Lady of Assumption (25)
Ouruhia Model (15)
St Margaret’s (75)
Wairakei (30)
West Spreydon (90)
Yaldhurst Model (12)


 

Tuesday, 12 September – Avonhead School

9.45 – 11.45am
Ashburton Borough (45)
Burnside Primary (50)
Cashmere Primary (60)
Cheviot Area (10)
Cust (33)
Darfield (40)
Diamond Harbour (35)
Ilam (70)
Our Lady of Victories (35)
Prebbleton (35)
Riccarton (40)
Sockburn (25)
Somerfield (70)
St Albans (40)
St Bernadette’s (16)
St Joseph’s School (Papanui) (40)
Tai Tapu (35)
Thorrington (24)

12.45 – 2.45pm
Akaroa Area (15)
Amberley (11)
Amuri Area (25)
Ashley (70)
Canterbury Home Education (25)
Casebrook Intermediate (30)
Cathedral Grammar (33)
Emmanuel Christian (20)
Fendalton Open Air (50)
Harewood (35)
Hillmorton High (20)
Hoon Hay (45)
Middleton Grange (75)
Ohoka (20)
Roydvale (31)
Russley (65)
Spreydon (25)
Waihi (22)
Westburn (65)


 

Wednesday, 13 September – Shirley Boys’ High School

9.30 – 11.30am
Catholic Cathedral (15)
Christchurch East (15)
Dunsandel (35)
Heathcote Valley (70)
Mt Pleasant (45)
Opawa (70)
Paparoa Street (60)
Queenspark (50)
Redcliffs (26)
St Andrew’s (40)
St Francis of Assisi Catholic (30)
St Martins (40)
St Michael’s Church (27)
Sumner (25)
Te Waka Unua (85)
Waikari (9)
Waitākiri (25)

12.15 – 2.15pm
Beckenham (50)
Bromley (30)
Broomfield (25)
Chisnallwood Intermediate (50)
Hanmer Springs (20)
Heaton Normal Intermediate (60)
Hurunui (30)
Linwood North (25)
Mairehau (45)
New Brighton Catholic (25)
Nova Montessori (21)
Oaklands (50)
Parkview (35)
Rudolf Steiner (15)
South New Brighton (36)
St Mary’s (20)