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CBS Music

Cathedral of the

Blessed Sacrament

Choir & Orchestra

PO Box 10069

Christchurch

New Zealand

Website www.cathedral.org.nz

Email don.whelan@xtra.co.nz

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UK-Ireland TOUR

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Following their 2012 Asia tour, and a visit to Melbourne in 2013, the group travels between June 23 and July 19, 2015 to Ireland, Scotland and England, with performances in the cathedrals of Los Angeles, Westminster, Chelmsford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham. Other destinations, include Limerick, Durham and York. The tour will include an open return ticket to London, which will be the base for travel. Those interested in travel as performers or supporters are invited to make contact. New members are welcome to join the cathedral choir, which rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral.

   

Music at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

While waiting for decisions on the future of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, the  Cathedral Choir and Orchestra sing a Solemn Choral Mass at 10.30 am each Sunday at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, where they continue to maintain an extensive repertoire of masses and motets. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 on a new musical home for the CBS musicians, alongside the Pro-Cathedral, to provide them with the necessary rehearsal, library, and administrative spaces to maintain their liturgical commitments, and sacred concert outreach to the city. CBS Music is attempting to raise $50,000 towards this cost. Fund-raising will be assisted by benefit concerts.

In September, 2012, the cathedral choir and orchestra set off on their sixth international tour. 39 travellers presented Masses and concerts in the major cathedrals of Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo. In 2013, they visited Melbourne, to sing at St Francis Church and St Patrick's Cathedral.

Based now at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street, the cathedral musicians maintain an extensive repertoire of masses and motets, sung each Sunday at the 10.30 a.m. Solemn Choral Mass. New members are welcome to the 7.30 pm Wednesday evening rehearsal at the Pro-Cathedral. Sight reading ability is expected. Scholarships and awards are available to suitable applicants. Those interested are invited to contact the CBS Musical Director, Don Whelan, phone 358-5873.