Christopher Marshall, of Kaiapoi, QSM, for services to music
Christopher Marshall and his wife held 57 house concerts between 1987 and 2000 in conjunction with the Waimakariri Arts Council.
He has organised 149 other concerts as part of the Sunday Classics and Christopher’s Classics series. He continues to serve as Chairman of Christopher’s Classics.
He has purchased instruments to loan to leading orchestral musicians. He has financially supported many classical music organisations and young musicians.
He has commissioned compositions from Professor Anthony Ritchie and Professor Ross Harris. Mr Marshall has funded an annual scholarship to the most outstanding graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art.