About us

The Cecilian Singers is a women’s chamber choir based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We have been singing together since 1981.

Our repertoire ranges from plainsong to Poulenc, from Brahms to Busto. The programme from our last concert can be seen here.

We practise on Monday evenings at the Arts Centre, Makers Room.

If you are interested in joining The Cecilian Singers, click here!

Rosemary Turnbull – Conductor

This is the biography information about Rosemary Turnbull.


Previous concert

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 4:30pm
Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand

With guest artist, Helen Charlton, the choir sang a variety of songs from madrigals to modern motets, some acapella and others with piano accompaniment.

  • Ubi Caritas – Ola Gjeilo
  • Stabat mater dolorosa – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • Kyrie , from Missa Augusta – Javier Busto
  • I Am Not Yours – David N. Childs
  • Alleluia – David Basden
  • Tundra – Ola Gjeilo
  • Now Is The Summer Springing – John Hilton
  • Le Ruisseau – Gabriel Faure
  • Thus sings my dearest jewel – Thomas Weelkes
  • Mother I Will Have a Husband – Thomas Vautor
  • Sure On This Shining Night – Morten Lauridsen
  • The Lord is My Shepherd – Javier Busto
  • The Moon is Distant from the Sea – David N. Childs
  • Ave Maris Stella – David Basden

Join us

If you are interested in joining the Cecilian Singers, please complete the form below giving a very brief resume of your singing experience and we will be in contact with to arrange an audition.

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