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Sun 29 October 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm FREE!
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Spend beautiful, music-filled Sunday mornings in the sonorous, stained glassed interior of Australian’s oldest Cathedral. Locals and visitors to the city are invited to experience the world-famous Choir of St Andrew’s Cathedral as they are joined by the Cathedral’s own period instrument orchestra, the Ancient Academy of St Andrew’s and international soloists as the Bach Cantata Series continues in 2017. The Cathedral is delighted to continue to offer these wonderful pieces of music, each woven throughout the 10:30am service and sung in English, on the following upcoming Sundays: • 4 June 2017 (Pentecost Sunday): BWV 172 Resound songs, and ring out strings! • 29 October (Reformation Sunday): BWV 80 A Mighty Fortress is our God – celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation • 26 November 2017 (Advent Sunday): BWV140 Sleepers Awake “A cantata is a sacred piece of music based on that cornerstone of the Protestant world – the hymn. The musical material and the interpretation of the text are directly related to the particular hymn,” said Ross Cobb, the Cathedral’s Director of Music and National President of the Royal School of Church Music Australia. “Bach’s choir at St Thomas’ in Leipzig was about the same size as our Cathedral Choir and his choristers were also provided by the church school, just like ours.” We are blessed that we can present this work just as Bach intended – sung by a choir of boys and men, played on period instruments and performed within the context of the Sunday service. Some of Australia’s best voices will perform the arias that feature in these beautiful pieces of sacred music, and beside the ancient strings, bold brass and young voices, the music of Bach will most definitely be resplendent, happily resounding off the sandstone walls. Absolutely free with light refreshments served following the service. Discounted parking at Wilson Parking, St Andrew's House, Kent Street for those attending Sunday services.