About Us

Founded in 1885 with just over 20 members, the Christchurch Liedertafel male
voice choir has grown steadily over the years. Our current membership stands
at 52, a vibrant, diverse group of people drawn together by a common love of
male voice choral music who, in addition to singing for pure enjoyment and
camaraderie, perform three subscribers concerts each year.

We also sing at a wide range of community events and perform with other
artists and choirs. These have included recent concerts with the touring
Metropolitan Male Voice Choir of South Australia and the Geelong Welsh
Ladies Choir.

Quartet, octet, duet and solo performances by Liedertafel members feature in
most subscriber and public concerts.

Current events include 
  • Three subscriber concerts each year. One of which being in the Christchurch cathedral
  • One of two performances with guest choirs from overseas or local
  • Anzac Day Dawn Service in Cathedral Square
  • Recordings for the "Praise Be" television programme
  • Singing for various Probus Clubs around Christchurch
Our extensive repertoire includes sea shanties, love songs, folk songs,
classical and light opera, sacred music, British art, favourites from
Europe, haunting spirituals and universally loved songs from popular shows.

Practice Times
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm in the Music Room in Rangi Ruru School, Christchurch.

Subscription
The annual subscription for members is $75. The first year is free and a member who introduces a new member also receives a free subscription.

Season
The singing season generally starts on the first Monday of February and concludes with the November subscription concert.

AGM
The AGM and election of officers is held in April.

Social Activities
The main social activity is the Christmas function. These are informal events with moments of musical mayhem.