Objectives of the Festival

The Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival aims to provide the children of the massed choirs with:

  • An enjoyable experience of choral music performed at the highest possible standard;
  • Exposure to a wide variety of genre and styles of choral music;
  • Choral training based on the development of well-produced head tone and other important vocal techniques;
  • Development of the personal responsibility and self-discipline required for music performance.

In addition the Christchurch Schools’ Music Festival aims to:

  • provide a public performance opportunity for the best Year 5 – 8 instrumentalists in Canterbury;
  • promote and celebrate music by NZ composers;
  • provide conductors and tutors of the highest standard of musical expertise;
  • provide professional development in choral music-making techniques for participating choir directors;
  • foster and promote interest in music-making within schools.