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CBS Music

Cathedral of the

Blessed Sacrament

Choir & Orchestra

PO Box 10069


New Zealand





Wednesday at One

The weekly Wednesday at One Pro-Cathedral concert series continues to attract a supportive audience, and presents a variety of soloists, ensembles and orchestras. Besides experienced local professional players, opportunities are provided for advanced performers from Canterbury University’s School of Music, and some local secondary schools.


Music at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

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. New members are welcome to the 7.30 pm Wednesday evening rehearsal at the CBS Music Centre, beside the Pro-Cathedral, at 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch. 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.

2019 Music

Another interesting year of varied activity for the CBS Choir and Orchestra includes the regular Good Friday Bach St John Passion, and the usual Christmas MessiahOn Sunday, 16 June, the group will present Mozart’s Piano Concerto 20, and Bach Cantata 30. Their annual Haydn concert on 29 September will include his Drumroll Symphony 103, and Creation Mass. A number of new works this year join the existing comprehensive liturgical repertoire, including a Lassus 8-part Mass, and the Mozart Missa Longa.