Tune in for the first in our “virtual” lunchtime concert series!
Each month we will stream one concert on a Saturday afternoon for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
The concert will be broadcast on the St Paul’s Cathedral Facebook page:
and on the St Paul’s Cathedral Youtube channel:
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.
Upcoming ‘Virtual’ Lunchtime Concert
June 20th we will feature lunchtime concert regular Elissa Goodrich (vibraphone, compositions) and Gideon Brazil (flute, saxophones). Gideon and Elissa will perform a selection from Heinrich Biber’s passacaglia, Erik Satie’s Gymnopedies, and Elissa’s Gene Tree Project. The Gene Tree Project is inspired by climate science and the themes of resilience, adaptation and extinction.
July 15th – Jenny Lu (piano)
August 12th – Amogh Ananth (violin)
October 14th – Adam Simmons (woodwinds)
November 18th – Meredith Connie (guitar)
Whilst St Paul’s Cathedral is able to provide a venue, concert management, administrative support and advertising for our series of lunchtime concerts, we are not in a position to provide fees for artists – your donations provide these small gifts. If we cannot provide artists with at least a token of our appreciation, we will not be able to attract artists to perform for us. Rather than charge set prices for admission, we have decided to admit people by donation, so that those who could not otherwise afford to come are able to do so. We suggest a minimum donation of $5 per person and thank you for your generosity in helping to keep our lunchtime recitals running.
If you are a skilled musician, either Melbourne-based or visiting, you are welcome to apply to perform a lunchtime concert, by contacting the director of music, Philip Nicholls. As much notice as possible is beneficial, as the program is often filled six months in advance. We do not have an audience ‘on-tap’, and we are reliant upon performers to help build an audience, so audiences can range greatly in size depending on many factors, including the weather.