St Andrew's Cathedral Choir: oldest continuous musical group in Southern Hemisphere

The world-famous St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir of boys and men have been singing in Australia’s Oldest Cathedral, Sydney for almost 200 years.

During school terms the choir lead the congregation Sunday's at 10:30am plus at twice weekly evensongs:
Monday (Choristers only) 5:15pm-6pm;
Thursday (Boys and Men) 5:15pm-6pm.

The oldest continuous musical group in the southern hemisphere, the choir first sang at the laying of the Cathedral’s Foundation Stone in 1819.

St Andrew’s Cathedral School was established in 1885 to educate the Cathedral’s choristers. Some famous choristers include Sir Edmund Barton, Australia’s first Prime Minister, and pioneer aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.

Finishing a day of sightseeing, on the way home from work, or on the way in to the city, visitors are welcome to stop by the Cathedral for a traditional Evensong.

Evensong is a traditional service (1662 BCP): prayers, a psalm, collects, and an anthem sound glorious from the choir stalls of Australia’s oldest cathedral. Various settings of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis are performed. The Cathedral’s Director of Music, Ross Cobb, usually offers a brief explanation of the featured anthem.

The Choir also performs regular events: Bach Cantata series, Handel's Messiah at Easter plus various Christmas carol services.

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