Schola Cantorum of Christchurch celebrated its 25th jubilee year in 2012. Founded in 1987 by Harry Abbenhuis to preserve and perform the rich tradition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Music, the choir performs in concerts and church services, a cappella and with orchestras, mediaeval instrument groups or other choirs.

Our next concert is on:

Sunday 4th December, 2pm at the Rose Historic Chapel, 
866 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central

Songs of Faith, Food & Festivities:
Sacred & secular early music for Christmas

 presented by Schola Cantorum, Conducted by Courtney Hickmott,
with Jane Brown, cello and Roger Buckton, flute

Admission by koha ($10-20 suggested)

Email scholacan@gmail.com to reserve your ticket

Currently we are seeking new members of the choir – see here

Schola Cantorum has sung in concerts conducted by Sir David Wilcox and many other well-known conductors.  It has performed complete concerts of mediaeval plainchant (Gregorian chant), such as a plainchant setting of the Ferial Versicles and Responses, part of the evensong church service, and a concert of Easter-time plainchant. Schola Cantorum also sings the rich tradition of early secular music – rounds, madrigals and other forms from many countries, as well as “crossing over” into more modern territory, such as performing Patrick Shepherd’s Elegy for a fallen city following the Christchurch earthquakes.

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