7: Choir history and the 200th anniversary

Following the recent celebration of the Choir’s 200th anniversary, to which many former members of Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir returned to sing, Thomas and Richard look at the history of the Choir from its foundation by Catherine Fitzpatrick and through the various different forms it has taken since then, up until the present day. We are honoured to have interviews with Neil Fitzpatrick & Frances Fitzpatrick, descendants of Catherine & Bernard Fitzpatrick; with Peter Kneeshaw AO; and with Michael Hissey, who is co-ordinating the burgeoning Choir Alumni association.

Music in this episode

  • Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937): Kyrie from Mass for two choirs and two organs (24:18)
  • Charles-Marie Widor: Gloria (excerpt) from Mass for two Choirs and two organs (35:39)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958): O how amiable are thy dwellings (excerpt) (44:13)