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CBS Music

Cathedral of the

Blessed Sacrament

Choir & Orchestra

PO Box 10069


New Zealand





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. 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.

In September, 2012, the cathedral choir and orchestraset 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. During June - July 2015 , they toured the United Kingdom and Ireland during a month of summer weather, spectacular sight-seeing, and many successful concerts in the cathedrals and churches of Los Angeles, Westminster, Chelmsford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Birmingham. 2016 took the group to Marlborough vineyards, and churches in Blemheim and Nelson. During November 2017, the CBS musicians will perform in the cathedrals and churches of Sydney.