3: Simon Niemiński, new Assistant Director of Music

3: Simon Niemiński, new Assistant Director of Music

As we get closer to Easter, Thomas describes the huge number of pages of music that have to be prepared and printed for the Holy Week and Easter services. We are delighted to be joined by Simon Niemiński, the Cathedral’s new Assistant Director of Music, who talks about the experience of moving from Edinburgh to Sydney, his impressions of his new job, and his opinions on hot drinks. Richard has an earthquake story.

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2: Lent 2018

2: Lent 2018

Thomas and Richard discuss Lent in the Cathedral, and what changes musically with the penitential season. Discussion includes Gregorio Allegri’s perennial favourite—Miserere Mei, Deus—and people’s reactions when they realise that there is no solo organ music during Lent. Thomas has just been to Rome, and is able to tell us about what he discovered and how that will feed in to the Choir’s trip to Belgium and Italy later this year.

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