Special events & concerts with St Mary's Singers

St Mary's Singers host occasional special events, where we bring together the best of Sydney's singers, soloists and orchestral musicians to perform beautiful music in beautiful places!

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Coming Event


SONGS OF PRAISE Concert Saturday 1st September 2018 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Cathedral

A "Songs of Praise" ELGAR’s TE DEUM and other sacred choral works in the grand surroundings and superb acoustic of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, under the direction of Simon Nieminski, Assistant Director of Music.

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Previous Events

Faure’s Requiem concert Saturday 3rd June 2017 at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Cathedral

A "Come and Sing" Faure’s famous choral masterpiece in the grand surroundings and superb acoustic of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, under the direction of Thomas Wilson, Director of Music.



Featuring Cantata no. 140 “Sleepers Wake” (BWV 140) by JS Bach and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah plus other choral works written for the season of Advent.

With the St Mary’s Singers, soloists and orchestra under the direction of Thomas Wilson.

Friday 2nd December 2016 at 7pm in the crypt of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

This concert marks the start of the season of Advent with the wonderful cantata Sleepers Wake sung in English in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s crypt with its sublime acoustic.

Audience join in with sections of the concert.

Handel's Messiah

Saturday 6th December 2014

Handel’s thrilling choral masterwork MESSIAH was performed n the majestic setting of St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney.

On this grand occasion, they were joined by a professional orchestra comprising many of Australia’s finest players, and a set of superb soloists. 


Three sacred works by Joseph Haydn

Saturday 6th September 2014 in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

A celebration of the sacred music of Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). 

Oliver Brett conducted the Singers together with a professional orchestra and soloists.


The Passion of our Lord, according to St Mark by Charles Wood

Saturday 12th April 2014 in St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney

The St Mark Passion was written in 1920 by Irish composer Charles Wood (1866-1926), probably best known for O Thou the Central Orb, in response to a request from Eric Milner-White, Dean of Kings College, Cambridge. It was premiered on Good Friday, 1921 in Kings College Chapel by the college choir directed by A.H.Mann. Milner-White thought that J.S. Bach's settings of the passion were too challenging for his choir and he wanted an alternative to Stainer's ubiquitous Crucifixion.  The score of the St Mark Passion, performed in English, comprises six hymns for choir and congregation, interspersed with five excerpts from the Gospels.

With Paul Sutton as the Evangelist, Craig Everingham as Jesus, Michael Butterfield organist and Oliver Brett conductor.


Cantique de Noël

Saturday 14th December 2013

Following our sell out performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass, we presented our ever-popular Christmas concert. This year our music programme had a little French flavour as we sang the classic Cantique de Noël, (O Holy Night), by Adolphe Adam and Camille Saint-Saëns' sublime Oratorio de Noël along with a host of favourite Christmas Carols.

 conducted by Oliver Brett


Popular Choral Classics

Saturday 31st August 2013

St Mary's Singers perform Bach, Mozart, Rutter

St Mary’s Singers sang popular pieces from the choral repertoire in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt. 

conducted by Oliver Brett


Stainers Crucifixion

Saturday 23rd March 2013

St Mary's Singers perform Stainer's Crucifixion

As the climax of Lent approached, St Mary's Singers performed this popular oratorio by John Stainer, which is a meditation on the Sacred Passion of Jesus Christ. 

conducted by Oliver Brett 
organist Thomas Wilson

soloists Richard Butler and Craig Everingham


Christmas Eve 2012

24th December 2012

Christmas Eve Mass.

The choir performed no less than 17 songs, including many carols from Rutter and others.

We also performed the world's premier of a new Mass commissioned by St Mary's Singers from David Briggs.


Sydney Youth Orchestra

18th May 2012 & 3rd June 2012

Members of St Mary's Cathedral choir and St Mary's Singers colloborated with the Sydney Youth Orchestra to perform the world's first hearing of Koehne's "Looking at the stars" and Brahms " Songs of Fate".

Watch the video here.


A Christmas Celebration 2011

3rd December 2011

Members of St Mary's Cathedral choir and St Mary's Singers invited singers to come and sing with us in the Cathedral crypt. We performed some choruses from Handel's Messiah and some of our Christmas favourites from Rutter, Warlock & Drake to a full house.


Kim Dover - Soprano
Craig Everingham - Bass
Conductor - Oliver Brett


Concert Photos