Come and hear Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir at home in the Cathedral singing a variety of traditional and less well-known Christmas music, accompanied by Orchestra of the Antipodes. Woven into the two performances on Friday 15th December 2017 are readings and congregational carol-singing.

The matinée (11 a.m.) is an excellent opportunity for families and anyone else to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping in the heart of the City. The evening performance (7 p.m.) includes a Christmas reflection given by the Archbishop.

 Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir performing A Christmas Celebration

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir is a professional choir of boys and men in the style of English cathedral choirs. Next year marks the Choir’s bicentenary: it is Australia’s oldest musical organisation. The Choir sings at regular services in St Mary’s Cathedral more than 600 times a year, and has lifted the hearts of Christmas concertgoers with its highly-polished A Christmas Celebration since 2015. Read more about the Choir here.

 Thomas Wilson conducting in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

The Director of Music

Thomas Wilson has been Director of Music at St Mary’s Cathedral since 2010. Originally from New Zealand, he moved to the UK in 2003 to study at the Royal Academy of Music, and then worked at Ealing Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. Since coming to Sydney he has established a regular schedule of daily choral liturgical services. He led the Choir on a tour to Rome in October 2011. Read more about him here.

 Orchestra of the Antipodes in performance

Orchestra of the Antipodes

Orchestra of the Antipodes has played for Pinchgut Opera for every production since L’Orfeo in 2004. A Christmas Celebration marks the orchestra’s third appearance with Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir this year, having played in City Recital Hall in June for Bach, Britten, Bernstein, and in the Cathedral in October for the Monteverdi Vespers.


A Christmas Celebration

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir &
Orchestra of the Antipodes

Friday 15th December 2017
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.

St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney


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