In 2023 we are proud to announce our partnership with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. We believe the arts are critical for a communities mental health and quality of life. We're proud to support the artists of the CSO.

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

The George is proud to partner with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (CSO). Here are just a few of the reasons we partner with the CSO;

  • a contribution to cultural diversity 
  • champions of New Zealand composers
  • supporters of New Zealand artists


Recognised nationally and locally for an incredible depth of work the Orchestra has been awarded and celebrated internationally included the New York Festival Radio awards in 2020.

The partnership with the CSO enables us to support the arts in our community and we look forward to hosting their visiting artists, and sharing their performances with our treasured guests.

The George caring luxury community icon


We were honoured to have Jenny Johnson the CSO Principal Oboe join us for a photo shoot in the orchestra's chambers to celebrate the signing of our partnership.  

Pictured is Jenny with our mascot - George Bear.

George Bear icon of The George hotel in Christchurch with Jenny Johnson the Principal Oboe for the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra

Find out more about the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra using the link below.



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