Meeting Schedules

Below you will find details of metings in Christchurch over the course of the year. If you need further information about any of our meetings please contact the Christchurch meeting co-ordinator, details of which can be found on the Contact page.

2017 MEETINGS

Friday, 17 March at 7.30pm
The Music Suite, Room P2
Rangi Ruru School
Merivale
The Golden Ring
Chris Brodrick introduces the 1964 BBC documentary on Solti, Decca and the first-ever complete recording of the Ring recording.
Friday, 7 April at 7.30pm
The Music Suite, Room P2
Rangi Ruru School
Merivale
Richard Wagner And Visual Art
Trevor Clarke, President of the Richard Wagner Society (Victoria, Australia), presents a talk that reveals stunning artworks associated with the composer, his family, associates, ideas and music dramas.

Friday, 5 May at 7.30pm
The Music Suite, Room P2
Rangi Ruru School
Merivale

Visions of Valhalla
Heath Lees and John Davidson’s joint presentation featuring John’s recently published collection of Wagner poems. A selection of these will be read, with musical comment by Heath through recording clips and piano excerpts.
Friday, 18 August at 7.30pm
The Music Suite, Room P2
Rangi Ruru School
Merivale
Lohengrin
John Pattinson introduces and plays some excerpts to lead into a screening of the complete opera on the following Sunday
Sunday, 20 August at 3.30pm
Cynthia Hawes & Andy Buchanan
74 Hackthorne Road
Cashmere
DVD screening: Lohengrin
Performance on DVD, pausing after Act 2 for a meal before proceeding to the third and final act.
Friday, 27 October at 7.30pm
The Music Suite, Room P2
Rangi Ruru School
Merivale

The Most Notorious Chord in the World – the so-called Tristan chord
John Drummond explains what the chord is all about, how Wagner came up with it, and why it is so appropriate to the story of the opera.

Date TBA
Venue TBA
Christmas social function