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This concert is a rare opportunity to see the world-famous English boy-choristers of The Temple Church in the beautiful St Mary's Cathedral, alongside and joining with the boy-choristers of St Mary's Cathedral & St Andrew's Cathedral.

Works include music especially written for boys' voices by Benjamin Britten, and other choral favourites by composers including Vaughan Williams and John Rutter.

This occasion is also the first time in history that the two Sydney based Cathedral Choirs have sung together- made even more special as St Mary’s Cathedral Choir and St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir are the two oldest continuing musical institutions in Australia’s history and are the only two Cathedral Choirs in Australia to follow the English Tradition with all boy choristers.

The Temple Church Choir, London, features 18 boy choristers and was founded after the Victorian restoration of the church in 1841 and is considered to be one of the finest choirs in London. The choir’s schedule has included tours to Brazil and America, CD recordings, broadcasts, debut performances at the BBC Proms and the Lincoln Centre Festival in New York. Currently the choir is under the direction of Roger Sayer

St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, formed in 1818 is Australia’s oldest musical establishment. Currently there are 24 trebles under the direction of Thomas Wilson. The choir has been involved in a number of broadcasts, CD recordings, and concerts; In 2010 the Cathedral Choir toured to Rome for the opening of Domus Australia where they performed for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. The St Mary’s Choristers are some of the busiest Choristers in Australia providing music for 4 services every week.

St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir is one of Australia’s oldest continuing musical groups having been established in 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 Dutchess of Cambridge in 2014. Under the direction of Ross Cobb the Cathedral choristers sing evensong twice every week.

St Mary's Cathedral

Saint Marys Road Sydney NSW Australia

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Hannah Burt
St Mary's Cathedral
(02) 92200481

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