Notices to Choir Members

Last updated: 7 December 2022
Membership enquiries and rehearsal attendance apologies:

Regular Tuesday rehearsals 7:30-9:30 pm are assumed.
Bring your own copy of 100 Carols for Choirs

Sun 18 Dec – 1:00 pm Carols rehearsal in Barclay Theatre, Otago Museum
Sun 18 Dec – 2:00 pm Carols Live @ OM performance


Tue 31 Jan First rehearsal of the new year
Sat 22 Apr – Celebrating Easter, Music for Easter (title options)
Sat 19 Aug – Brahms Deutsches Requiem, with Christchurch City Choir, Christchurch
Thu 2 - Sun 5 Nov – NZSO Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe (date tbc)
Sat 25 Nov 
 Messiah, Town Hall

Practice Resources

Christmas Carols (on YouTube)

Score loan policy
  • Please use only a soft 2B pencil to mark up the score.
  • Clean the score with a soft eraser before returning it to the Librarian.
  • Return the score by the due date as announced.
  • If you cannot return the score on the due date, please make arrangements to return the score before the due date.
  • If you have lost or badly damaged a score you will be expected to pay for a replacement.
  • If you return your score after the due date you will be liable for a handling, packaging and postage fee of $10.
Thank you, we appreciate your care and consideration.

Where to get Messiah scores
Handel's Messiah is performed every second year. You can get your copy from one of the suppliers listed here: Messiah score

100 Carols for Choirs

The choir regularly performs Christmas Carols at the end of the year. Members are expected to purchase their own copies of 100 Carols for Choirs. These can be purchased online from BookDepository or Fishpond. Here is a selection of the carols City Choir has performed in the past.

Formal concert dress
For women, the uniform consists of a black top and black skirt or dress trousers, or a black dress. The neckline can be any shape. Sleeves should be 3/4 length, to long. Skirts and trousers should be 3/4 length, to long. Black stockings and black shoes complete the outfit.

For men, the uniform consists of a black dinner suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks and black shoes.

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