Risingholme Orchestra – motto: “Music for Pleasure” – was founded in 1992 and is Christchurch’s only daytime-rehearsing amateur symphony orchestra. As a community orchestra that plays in concert venues, at schools, and for members of retirement villages, our repertoire is eclectic and wide-ranging. Alongside “standard” classical fare, our performances include music from light operas, musicals, shows and film music; and new pieces by local composers.

Our next concert

Our next concert will take place on 22 November. Details coming soon.


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What some of our members have to say about us…

“It is wonderful to be playing in a full size symphony orchestra – to be right in the middle of music that you have only heard on a CD. Being surrounded by enthusiastic and talented musicians playing ‘like mad’ is a real thrill.”

“I often arrive at orchestra tired and dispirited and always leave on a ‘musicians’ high’ – restored and refreshed.”

“In so many ways, this activity is the highlight of our week.”

“The conductor really inspires us to play well. I am playing music that I would never imagined that I could play.”

Risingholme Orchestra Inc. is a registered charity (CC 24083) and very grateful for the financial support of: