Concert: Colin Andrews Organ Recital

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019 at 2:30 pm


Born in Bristol, England, Andrews initially studied organ with Garth Benson of St. Mary Redcliffe Church. At sixteen, he entered London’s Royal Academy of Music. He later moved to Geneva, Switzerland where he was a student of Lionel Rogg. Following his return to Britain he studied privately for two years with Dame Gillian Weir.

Colin Andrews has been the recipient of many awards; most notably, he was a prizewinner at both the 1980 and 1982 Dublin International Organ Competitions in Ireland. Mr. Andrews has toured worldwide as a solo recitalist. He has appeared at a number of the world’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Festival Hall, London; King’s College, Cambridge; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Hong Kong Cultural Center; The Moscow Conservatoire; the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris; the National Conventions of the NZAO and the American Guild of Organists; Yale, Duke and Stanford Universities, plus leading halls and cathedrals in Taiwan, South America, Iceland, Finland, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa and
most of Eastern and Western Europe.

In the autumn of 2005, he joined the East Carolina (USA) faculty, teaching in the areas of Applied Organ and Organ Literature. During the 2008-2009 academic year, Andrews was Interim Director of Organ and Sacred Music Studies at East Carolina University. Since the autumn of 2009, Colin Andrews has been Adjunct Professor of Music at Indiana University; he is also Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Indiana.

Recently, Mr. Andrews was named “Membre d’Honneur” of the “Association Grand Orgue Trinité Messiaen” based at L’Eglise de la Sainte Trinité in Paris, where Messiaen was organist for 61 years. This honour is in recognition of Mr. Andrews’ work with Messiaen’s organ works. Colin Andrews is one of only four organists in the world to have recorded the complete organ works of Messiaen.


Lynnwood Farnam (1885-1930)
Toccata on “O Filii et Filiae” (pub. 1932)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Passacaglia & Fuga in C minor BWV 582
Chorale-Prelude: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross BWV 622
Herbert Howells (1892-1983)
Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 1 (1914) Op. 32
César Franck (1822-1890)
Pièce heroïque from Trois Pièces (1878)


Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
Variations de concert Op. 1 (1906)
Leo Sowerby (1895-1968)
Comes Autumn Time (1916)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Prière avant la communion from Livre du Saint Sacrement (1984)
Dieu parmi nous from La Nativité du Seigneur (1935)


ADMISSION $25 at the door

Concert: Peter Warren Organ & Piano Recital

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

For A Light RePast a feast of the keyboard from Cathedral Organist Peter Warren with music across the centuries and styles.

1. “Carillon” by Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)
2. “Toccata & Fugue in D minor by J S Bach (1685-1750)

3. “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” by Duke Ellington (1899-1974) arranged by Earl Hines (1903-1983)
4. “One Mint Julep” by R Toombs (1914-1962)
5. “For All We Know” by Sam Lewis (1885-1959) & J Fred Coots (1897-1985) arrange by Bill Evans (1929-1980)

6. “Hymn D’Actions De Graces” (Te Deum pour grand orgue) by Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
7. “Canzonetta” by William Mathias (1934-1992)

8. “Frulingsrauschen” Op 32 No 3 “Rustles Of Spring” by Christian Sinding (1856-1941)
9. “Nocturne” Op 27 No 1 by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
10. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
11. “Over The Rainbow” by E Y Harburg & H Arlen (1939) arranged by George Shearing (1919-2011)

Concert: Vocal Ensemble June 18, 12.30pm

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm

Members of the Cathedral Choir and Rod Thomson, Cathedral Organist with A Light RePast for the ears.


As with all of A Light RePast this is a free event.

Choir in Action June 20 7.30pm

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The Cathedral Choir will bring their weekly rehearsal into the Chancel, so come along to see and hear our dedicated musicians and choristers in action—you can even join in, preparing for the Evensong.

Part of A Light RePast

Treasures of the Cathedral June 21-22

From Friday, June 21st, 2019 until Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The displays in the Cloisters are just a taste of the wonderful treasures that St David’s holds and there are even more to surprise and delight!

For 2 days only, some additional treats will also be on display. Come and see!

Part of A Light RePast

A Light RePast

From Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 until Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

We invite you to join us for A Light Repast – a digest of visual arts, music and written Word over 12 days, celebrating 200 years of Christian worship on the site of St David’s.

From Wednesday 12 – Sunday 23 June, the Cathedral’s rich heritage and contemporary faith community will be showcased alongside an engaging exhibition of artworks that reflect a theme of transformations: redemption, renewal, restoration, recycling, death to life, grief to joy, dark to light and new beginnings.

The program will feature:
· A series of Light Readings
· Dean’s Tours of the Cathedral + Bell Tower
· Choir in Action
· Curator’s talk + tour
· Artist talks
· Music performances
· A Virtual Belfry highlighting the Cathedral Bells
· Morning and Evening Prayer
· For 2 days only – an exhibition of Treasures of the Cathedral (21/ 22 June)
· Evensong

Join us for a light repast on Wednesday 12 June to celebrate the Opening of A Light Repast! This is a free event (drinks available for purchase) but bookings are essential for catering purposes. Tickets are available here. or contact the Cathedral Office  6234 4900

See below for programme, scroll down June 12.


ALPHA YOUTH @ The Cathedral

From Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 4:00 pm until Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Join us at St. David’s Cathedral to learn about the Christian Faith.

The brand new Alpha Youth Series has been totally re-imagined for today’s youth culture. Through 13 sessions filmed in Vancouver, London, Paris, Rome, Israel, and many other incredible locations, the Alpha Youth Series explores timeless questions about life, faith and God for a new generation.

The series offers compelling stories, images, questions, and discussion topics well spread throughout each episode to better engage youth, helping them think about how these issues relate to their lives as they discuss with their friends and leaders.


Please register your interest on our Facebook page and for updates for the event.