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ANAM | Cathedral Brass

15 September 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

Giovanni Gabrieli wrote his lustrous brass ‘symphonies’ for St Mark’s, Venice in the late 1500s, and they deserve a big, generous acoustic to do them full justice. The rafters of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne will resound with the glories of Gabrieli when trombonist Michael Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra lets loose with ANAM’s brass musicians. Crowning the evening is a sensational version of Nielsen’s Third Symphony featuring organist Calvin Bowman, and a stunning brass and percussion arrangement of Sibelius’ Finlandia, a symbol of Finnish nationalism.


  • GABRIELI Symphoniae Sacrae 1597 and 1615
  • NIELSEN Symphony no. 3 Sinfonia Espansiva (arr. for organ, brass and percussion)
  • SIBELIUS Finlandia (arr. for brass and percussion)


  • Michael Mulcahy trombone/director
  • Calvin Bowman organ
  • ANAM Musicians

Michael Mulcahy’s ANAM residency is part of the ANAM American Brass Program, made possible with the support of Ann Ronus



St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne
1 Cathedral Pl, East Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia