2018 Inaugural Residency

A big thank you to all of the schools, students, choir directors and HODs that made this first Christchurch International Choral Residency such a great success!

A special thank you to our host venues:
Secondary Schools Clinic (Transitional Cathedral)
Gala Concert (St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
Conductors workshop (Knox Church Centre)

And a very special thank you to the amazing Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe who gave us his heart, soul, and talent toward the betterment of our singers and our craft.

We are a richer city thanks to his efforts.

So, we say goodbye, with fondness, to the inaugural Christchurch International Choral Residency and look forward to 2019 and an even bigger and better event.

Until next year then… thank you!


Participating schools and choirs:

Staccoro – St. Andrew’s College
St. Margaret’s College Choir- St. Margaret’s College
Vivace – Villa Maria College
Con Brio – Villa Maria College
Avonside Girls’ Choir- Avonside Girls’ High School
Bel Canto – Burnside High School
Senior Chorale – Burnside High School
Malestrom – Burnside High School

Our inaugural resident was the famed conductor, clinician, and adjudicator Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe form the University of California. Dr. Scheibe is a internationally sought after choral expert and the head of choral activities at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California (USC).