ChisnallwoodMusic – CSO Ambassador

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CSO Ambassador News, events, opportunities

2013 Selected dates for our students to attend concerts and rehearsals through the CSO Ambassador Scheme:

The dress rehearsal is on Saturday 12 October at CBS at 12.30am. If you wish to come on a Production Tour at 11.30am, we can take you around CBS and you will be able to see the technicians at work, and then stay on to watch the rehearsal. Rehearsal ends at 3.30pm.
We need to know if you will come to the dress rehearsal only or want to include the 11.30am tour.
We need to know these final numbers by Friday 4 October.

Fill in the form below to indicate your interest in attending! Book early because tickets will sell out!


(June 8) with rehearsal observation opportunity that morning
**Luke Di Somma** conductor
Tim Beveridge vocalist Ali Harper vocalist
Nic Kyle vocalist Jess Segal vocalist
Saturday 8th June, 7.30pm
Air Force Museum of NZ, Wigram
The years marked by the Great Depression, World War II and through to the 1950s are remembered as Hollywood’s Golden Age. During this period, new genres were formed, new stars were born, and the studio system rose to mammoth status.
Musical film popularity was at its highest imparting with us such enduring classics such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin in the Rain and American in Paris.
With the atmospheric Airforce museum as the ideal backdrop, the orchestra will take to the stage to create a golden night featuring some of New Zealand’s top singing sensations, Tim Beveridge, Ali Harper, Nic Kyle and Jess Segal.
With so many favourites from this era the orchestra could be performing all night. Some of the highlights include Lady is a Tramp, Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend, S’wonderful, Embraceable you and of course from the romantic classic, Casablanca, As Time Goes By.
With the red carpet out we invite you to enjoy an evening of glamour, nostalgia and razzle dazzle.


Oct 12th (with Production tour and dress rehearsal opportunity!)
**Kenneth Young** Conductor
Saturday 12th October, 7.00pm
CBS Canterbury Arena
For the first time in New Zealand the movie that began Disney’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series will be screened accompanied live by the CSO. 70 musicians and a choir will perform the film’s original soundtrack as this magical fantasy with Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) unfolds.
Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Theatrical ©Disney


Nov 2 (with rehearsal observation opportunity on Oct 31)
**Brian Law** Conductor
**Christchurch City Choir**
Friday 1st November, 7.30pm
Saturday 2nd November, 7.30pm
Air Force NZ Museum, Wigram
Our annual salute to Britannia comes with a twist in 2013. Two nights of performances this aeronautical venue lends itself brilliantly to the vast array of music that celebrates Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines.
Walton’s Spitfire March, Coate’s iconic theme from the classic WWll film The Dam Busters and even a little Monty Python’s Flying Circus will provide the audience with plenty of musical celebration.
The night would of course not be complete without the much loved Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory.
Come ready for the flying of flags the scattering of streamers and to join with the splendid sing-alongs.
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