Bicentenary Celebrations

This year we are marking the 200 years since Catherine Fitzpatrick formed the group of singers that went on to become the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral. We are rightly proud of our heritage and tradition, and will celebrate this at a special Mass to be celebrated by His Grace, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, on Sunday 5th August at 10.30am. Former members of the choir will come together to sing with the present Cathedral Choir, and descendants of Catherine Fitzpatrick will be in attendance to mark the occasion. All are welcome to attend to help us celebrate this ...Read more…

In Flanders Fields

On Friday, the choir had a day off from any Masses or concerts, so we decided it would be important to visit some First World War museums and sites. Our first stop was a small field with many graves of soldiers killed in battle, including many unknown heroes. Seeing the graves of these men, who were brothers, sons and fathers, struck a chord for us, preparing us for the solemnity of the day. After paying our respects to these soldiers, we made our way through a pathway towards our next destination.After a short walk filled with a silence, we reached our next stop, ...Read more…

An afternoon in Antwerp

Today was, like all other days of the tour, an incredible experience. The city of Antwerp, although difficult to get to due to heavy traffic, was completely worth the effort. The juxtaposition of old, traditional European structures and more modern architecture made this city unique and very beautiful.The highlights of Antwerp were undoubtedly the Antwerp fountain and the Cathedral of Our Lady. Located in the heart of the city, culture and tradition run deep in these structures. The fountain portrayed the whimsical myth of Antwerp, sourced from the Dutch words “ant” (hand) and ...Read more…

Hallo from Belgium!

Saturday was our first full day in Belgium. The students were a trifle concerned when breakfast had not been served at the promised time. Nevertheless, the time was opportune for a Dutch lesson from Mr Van Stade, most of which was promptly forgotten by the students, except for the request “Waar is het toilet?”However, some miscommunication regarding timing did not lessen the excitement felt by staff and students at the sight of the eventual breakfast. It was a beacon of continental matutinal culinary excellence. Fresh bread rolls brought from over the French border, served with ...Read more…

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir featured in the Sydney Morning Herald

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir featured in the Sydney Morning Herald

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir was featured on the Arts page in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Nick Galvin writes about the attention-grabbing sound of the Choir in the Cathedral, the intense discipline of the Choristers’ rehearsal, and the relationship between the Choir, the Cathedral, and the city as a whole. Read the article here »

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Job Vacancy!

An exiting position has been created for the role of 'Chorister Tutor'. The Chorister Tutor will work closely with the Director of Music and Music Administrator to support the pastoral care, supervision and child safety obligations of the Choir towards its Student choristers. The Chorister Tutor will also be required to provide administrative support within the St Mary's Cathedral Music Department.If you think that you might be interested in this role please see our 'Jobs' page for a copy of the full Job ...Read more…