Music at the Cathedral
St Andrew's Cathedral is committed to the highest standards of music in our public gatherings as well as in our concerts. We believe in harnessing & enjoying the best of traditional and contemporary Christian music. There is a huge amount of music happening here right through the week, open to all, and featuring talented Australian and International musicians.
Our 10:30am Sunday morning church features the famous St Andrew's Cathedral Choir of boys & men. The Cathedral choir is the oldest continuing musical group in Australia; singing here in the previous wooden Cathedral building from the 1820's. The Choir often tours nationally and internationally, recently visiting Melbourne and Victoria. The Cathedral Choir had the great privilege of singing for Prince William & Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on Easter Day 2014. (See one of the various press articles here).
The Cathedral Choir also sings at Cathedral services during the week: Monday and Thursday Choral Evensongs at 5.15pm. You can see the current music list here.
The Cathedral boy choristers are educated at St Andrew's Cathedral School, where they are offered substantial scholarships in return for their duties at the Cathedral. The Cathedral School- one of the finest in Australia, was founded in 1885 to educate our Cathedral Choristers. If you know someone who is interested in these valuable scholarships, please click here.
On most Wednesdays, there are Band Concerts held during lunchtimes at 12:30pm at the Cathedral. The concerts participants include the Australian Army Band, NSW Police Band, and Royal Australian Navy Band.
On Thursday lunchtimes, the well-known Organ Recitals are performed at 1:10pm. These recitals demonstrate the magnificent Cathedral organ and feature national and international players.
At our service on Sunday afternoon at 5,00pm, you will find contemporary bands playing Christian music in an informal way, using the best of today's composers and writers, but with the same commitment to excellence that marks our traditional music.
We hope that through our extensive musical program here you are drawn closer to Jesus; the source and inspiration for all church music- both ancient and modern.