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St Mary’s Cathedral Choir | A Choral Christmas Celebration
13 December 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
One event on 13 December 2019 at 7:00 pm
St Mary’s Cathedral will resound with carols and Christmas joy for the annual, and much anticipated, A Choral Christmas Celebration concert.
Year after year sell-out crowds have been delighted by this traditional Christmas experience which sees the world-famous St Mary’s Cathedral Choir and celebrity readers offer glorious music and verse sure to fill every heart with Christmas cheer.
“With so much change and confusion in the world, we offer a traditional Christmas experience of transcendent beauty, stillness, and peace. Be inspired by soul-stirring music in the awe-inspiring grandeur of St Mary’s Cathedral. Give yourself the gift of music this Christmas” said Cathedral Director of Music Thomas Wilson.
Following on from the success of the previous 4 years’ performances, 2 performances of A Choral Christmas Celebration will be presented – a concert involving the Cathedral Choir and the Sinfonia Australis, performing music by J S Bach, Handel, Bruckner and others. Prominent public figures will read seasonal texts, both sacred and secular. At the 7pm performance, the Archbishop of Sydney will give a Christmas reflection.
The highlight for many audience members will be the opportunity to join in singing with the choir and orchestra for such favourite carols as ‘O Come, all ye faithful’, ‘Hark the herald angels sing’ and ‘Once in royal David’s city’.