There is plenty of room at our services but if you are unable or it is unwise that you attend, we will be live-streaming our morning Sunday services through our Facebook page.
8am Holy Communion
10am Holy Communion
You can watch them live or later if you prefer. You can also download the service sheet to follow along here:
Everyone is welcome to come to the Cathedral as we celebrate the birth of Christ. This page will be updated with further details about our services as we get closer to Christmas Day. In the meantime, here is a list of upcoming services. Bookings are not required.
Christmas Eve – Friday 24th December
- 5pm Family Christmas Service
- 7pm A Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with the Choir of St David’s
- 11pm Midnight Communion with the Choir of St David’s
Christmas Day – Saturday 25th December
- 8am Holy Communion
- 10am Family Communion with the Choir of St David’s
Join us for one of the most popular and enduring works for choir, orchestra and soloists – Handel’s masterpiece, “Messiah” performed in the beautiful surroundings of St David’s Cathedral.
Our soloists are Lana Kains (soprano), Nicholas Tolputt (countertenor), Alexander Rodrigues (tenor) and Michael Lampard (bass-baritone).
Featuring the Argyle Orchestra and Choir, conducted by Thomas Rimes.
No reserved seating. Doors open 6:30pm. Tickets $40 / $35 concession.
Van Diemen’s Band Christmas concert returns featuring some of the most gorgeous Christmas music from throughout the ages, with your best-loved Christmas carols in a family-friendly celebration featuring the young choristers of the TYO Tasmanian Youth Chorale.
Friday 17th December at 6pm.
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Hobart City Band presents their end of year concert: Instinctive Travels. The concert will feature ensembles from all three bands: Hobart Brass Band, Hobart Youth Winds and the Hobart Wind Symphony. The ensembles will be performing world premieres from local composers, along with well known favourites.
Tickets available at the door:
Saturday 4th December at 7:30pm.
Please join us for Choral Evensong on Advent Sunday 28th November at 5:30pm. The Choir of St David’s Cathedral is conducted by Thomas Rimes. On Advent Sunday we look forward to welcoming a parish visit from Edge Anglican.
This is our final service of Choral Evensong for the year and marks the beginning of the Advent season. Please bring a friend (or two) and join us in prayer and praise as we mark this important date in the church’s calendar. We’ll sing some favourite Advent hymns and we’ll hear a short extract of Handel’s Messiah as the Anthem.
- Introit: Matin Responsory for Advent
- Responses: Smith
- Canticles: Stanford in G
- Anthem: For the Glory of the Lord (Messiah) – Handel
Peter Tanfield will be director and violin soloist with Hobart Chamber Orchestra in the following delightful program:
• Albinoni Sinfonia in G major
• JS Bach Concerto in D minor BWV 1052R
• JS Bach Air (from Suite No 3)
• Vivaldi Concerto in D minor for two violins and ‘cello obbligato
• Corelli Christmas Concerto
Saturday 27th November at 7:30pm.
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Singers of Southern Tasmania present two performances only of a little known oratorio by G. F. Handel called “The Triumph of Time and Truth.”
Handel’s last oratorio may have never been performed in Australia, and indeed, rarely around the world. The reason is that it has never been published. Nevertheless, it contains all the greatness, fireworks and beauty one expects from Handel’s choral works. Through many hours of transcribing and reconstruction from an old 1865 score, Hobart audiences now have the unique opportunity to hear this remarkable work. If you like The Messiah, you simply can’t afford to miss this!
- Friday 19th November at 7pm
- Sunday 21st November at 2pm
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Singers of Southern Tasmania will be accompanied by a 21 piece chamber orchestra joined by 5 excellent soloists cast in the following roles:
Beauty – Madeleine Dyer (Soprano)
Pleasure – Christopher Bryg (Tenor)
Deceit – Quin Thomson (Soprano)
Time – Phillip Joughin (Bass)
Counsel – Helena Markovitch
Conducted by Matthew Anning.
Do you have questions about faith that you are chewing on, or that you are finding difficult to swallow? A Questionable Lunch might be just what you need,
Alpha is a great way to explore questions about Christianity in a fun, low-key, no-pressure environment. BYO lunch to the Cathedral, Fridays from 1:05pm to 1:55pm from 1 October to 19 November.
We provide tea, coffee and a video. All you need is a spare hour, and a curious mind to see who Jesus is.
And its free with no commitment!
Whether you are exploring Christianity, are a new Christian or have been one for a while, Alpha is for you.
Ask anything. Try Alpha.
Want to know more?
Email Clif McDonnell (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us on (03) 6234 4900.