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Talk: ‘Cathedral music: behind the scenes’

  • 15 Jun 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Choir Rooms, St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney NSW 2000


  • Special pricing for members only. Joint members also have access to a joint ticket if both the husband and wife will be attending. Members may bring additional people as guests at this price: use the "guest" function to add the number of guests in addition to yourself.
  • This ticket option enables both members in a joint membership to attend. If you are inviting additional people to join you at the event, add them as ‘guests’.

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Our second talk this year will be given by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Mr Thomas Wilson. Thomas will be talking about everything that cathedral music requires, and all that goes into the world-class music at St Mary’s Cathedral.

Having grown up in New Zealand, Thomas moved to London in 2003 to study at the Royal Academy of Music. He held a number of positions at Ealing Abbey and Westminster Cathedral before beginning at St Mary’s Cathedral in 2010. Since then he has revolutionized the work of the Cathedral Choir, which now sings at over 600 scheduled services a year.

The talk will be held at 6.30pm (after Vespers and Mass) on Thursday 15th June 2017 in the Cathedral Choir Rooms, accessible down steps next to the crypt cloister. We are grateful to Thomas and the Music Department for inviting us into the Choir Rooms, which are not open to the general public. The talk will last about 45 minutes, with opportunity for questions afterwards, followed by wine and cheese.

Come and join the Friends for what will certainly be a fascinating evening. Non-members are welcome, and there will be an opportunity to find out more about the Friends and to join on the evening.

Special half-price tickets are available for Members who buy online: if you are a member and cannot see the Members’ price of $5 each, then you will need to log in. If you do not have a password, please send an email to, and we will happily send you one. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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