The St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir and Sinfonia Australis present A Choral Christmas Celebration with music by Bach, Handel, Bruckner and Rutter and favourite Christmas carols. Led by Musical Director Thomas Wilson, programme will present new and old choral works alongside treasured favourites.
The audience will join in singing with the choir and orchestra for such favourite carols as ‘O Come, all ye faithful’, ‘Hark the herald angels sing’, ‘Once in royal David’s city’, and more. Celebrities and prominent public figures will deliver seasonal readings throughout the concert.
Celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, St Mary’s Cathedral Choir traces its origins to 1818. Twenty-four boy choristers sing with twelve professional adult singers to make up this professional cathedral choir. In addition to providing music for over 500 church services in the Cathedral each year, the St Mary’s Cathedral Choir has recently given several concert performances to critical acclaim including a widely praised performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers in collaboration with The Song Company and the Orchestra of the Antipodes. In 2018, the Choir performed in the International Gregorian Chant Festival in Watou, Belgium, and also performed for His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome.
Sinfonia Australis is renowned for a number of CD’s made with solo voice and solo instrumentalists, including the complete set of
Beethoven piano concertos with pianist Gerard Willems. The last of these has won a number of awards. Other projects include a co-presentation between ABC TV, ABC Classics and Opera Australia, and many more CD’s. Sinfonia Australis has also recorded
sound tracks for several feature films including The Bank and The Boys.
Tickets: General Admission tickets from $20/ Premium Reserve tickets from $50/Group and Family discounts are available
Bookings or 02 8256 2222