KD Kennedy Draughting

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Syd Kennedy was stage manager of the Christchurch Symphony, a position he held from August 1992 until December 1999. He was given the delightful nickname of 'Symphony Syd' from the great jazz classic 'Jumpin with Symphony Syd'.

Syd has also acted as guest stage manager for the Christchurch City Choir, Cantores, Cypress Masterworks Chorale (California), Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch NZ Post Youth Orchestra and the NZSO.

Syd also acted as Stage Manager for the Jubilate Choir and Orchestra, and the Christchurch Civic Music Council.

Out and About


The highly popular antipodean version of the traditional Last Night of the Proms featured a fresh approach and Symphony Syd doubling as a soldier... great legs Syd! The sharp-eyed will also spot the Union Jack shorts!


A unique stage setting for the Mozart Concerto in F Major (K. 242) for three pianos

Christchurch Town Hall Auditorium August, 1995


Jade Stadium, Friday 26 Feb 1999, Super 12 Inaugural Match. A live performance by the Christchurch Symphony and the Christchurch City Choir of the Crusader Anthem Conquest of Paradise. (That's SS at bottom left)

Symphony Santa

Guest appearance as "Symphony Santa" December, 1999