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Celebrating Carols of the Passion

While Christian churches have a long tradition of celebrating Christmas carols during the Advent season, hymns commonly sung during Lent and in Holy Week are sadly not celebrated in the same way, but some inner Sydney churches are working hard to change that.

Gregorian chant will never die

Brett Weymark OAM conducts the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, has performed internationally in the most prestigious venues with top choirs and virtuosos, and has left...

Blessed cathedral chorister hitting all the right notes

Singer Andrew O’Connor confesses his role as a cantor with Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral Choir is literally a God send.


Not just because he gets to sing in one of the world’s most beautiful churches, but because it’s enabled him to be one of the few members of the entertainment industry employed during the COVID lockdown.

And not only has he been working at the Cathedral over the past five months, the talented bass baritone has joined the newly-formed Australian Vocal Ensemble led by five-time ARIA Award winner Katie Noonan, recorded an album with them and is preparing to take their music on a national tour.

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New Mass setting to launch

A prestigious German choir will premiere the new setting composed by Sydney organist.
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