Music

Music plays an integral part in the worship of St Paul’s Cathedral. Since 1888, the Cathedral’s Choir of Boys and Men has been an important part of the musical life of our city. Since 2016, a new Choir of Girls, Women and Men shares in the musical leadership of our Cathedral. Three organists contribute to our rich musical tradition.

The Cathedral’s musical life is coordinated by our Director of Music. A designated Music Foundation was established in 1993 to encourage philanthropic donors to ensure that the musical life of the Cathedral is resourced.


 

Our Girls’ Voices Patron

In May 2018, Dr Deborah Cheetham AO accepted the Dean’s offer to become the Patron of the Girls’ Voices of the Cathedral choir. Dr Cheetham – a proud Yorta Yorta woman, soprano, composer and educator – has been a leader in the Australian arts landscape for more than 25 years.

Lunchtime Concert Series

Join us for our “virtual” lunchtime concert series! Each month we will stream one concert on a Saturday afternoon from one of our regular Lunchtime Concert Performers for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

The concert will be broadcast on the Cathedral’s Facebook page and Youtube Channel, as well as being available here on the website.

Help keep the music going! With a downturn in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your support in exchange for these concerts is most welcome.

Music Lists

Current Music Lists

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: 6-13Sep

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: 13-20Sep

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: 20-27Sep

The T C Lewis Organ

St Paul’s Cathedral is fortunate to have a very fine pipe organ which accompanies the choir at choral services. The organ was built by T C Lewis and Co of Brixton, England, and over six and half thousand pounds were spent on its construction, shipping and installation before it was played at the Cathedral’s opening in 1891.

The Music Foundation

Since 1993, St Paul’s Cathedral Music Foundation has supported the musical life of St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. In 2017, the Music Foundation made generous grants of $200,000 to support the Cathedral’s rich musical life. In 2018 we are hoping to increase that figure.

Cathedral Bells

The bells arrived in late August 1889, and were installed for the dedication service Friday, November 15 at 11am. and used to farewell the then Governor of Victoria Sir Henry Loch on that same day. The bells have been used since this time to ring for church services and civic occasions.

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