A chorister’s prayer

Tomorrow is ANZAC day, and Evensong tonight will be a special celebration — a time to remember that day, now over a century ago, on which the ANZAC troops landed, disastrously, on the wrong patch of beach in Gallipoli Cove. It was an eight-month campaign which saw 25,000 casualties and  almost nine thousand deaths, and … More A chorister’s prayer

Ride on

Ride on, ride on in majesty! In lowly pomp ride on to die. O Christ, your triumphs now begin o’er captive death and conquered sin. Henry Hart Milman wrote those words in 1827 and these are the words that we will sing tonight, at Evensong. Not the hymn tune that most of us know (we’ll … More Ride on

The spaces between

“A public performance is a miracle. You never know who’s watching, but you feel a communion between yourself, the audience, and the composer who wrote the notes two hundred years ago. But [forget] the notes. The notes are not important. They were the composer’s only means of communicating. The important thing is what’s between the … More The spaces between

Who are we?

Christ Church Cathedral maintains a music programme that has benefited this city for nearly two hundred years — the first records of music at the Cathedral date from 1835. During this time, the choirs, organists and musicians of the Cathedral have enhanced the worship of our church, diocese and city, and provided entertainment on the concert … More Who are we?