Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) has designated Sunday 19th September as International Chorister Day in celebration of choirs and singers in churches, chapels and cathedrals around the world.
We’d like to invite you to come along to St David’s Cathedral to “be a chorister for the day” as we rehearse and then sing a service of Choral Evensong. The rehearsal begins at 3pm as we practice the music for Evensong with support in each voice part from our regular Cathedral choristers and all under the direction of our conductor Thomas Rimes. We will be accompanied on the organ by Peter Warren. Evensong will be held at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome, please indicate your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) when you sign up. Music can be collected in advance for those who wish to do some private practice before the day. Children and adults are invited to take part, parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age.
Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The 2021 Bishop’s Training Event will be held on Saturday 18th September from 10am to 4pm with Dr John Dickson as our guest speaker.
This year, the Bishop’s Training Event will be run at three locations across Tasmania. The main event will be at St Clements Kingston (100 Beach Rd, Kingston), with two hubs in Launceston and Burnie. The morning sessions with Dr John Dickson and Bishop Richard will be streamed. The Cathedral’s own Christopher Waterhouse will be sharing the duties of MC of this event along with Tegan Gillie from the Southern Beaches.
The Bishop’s Training Event is a free event. All are welcome.
About John Dickson: Dr John Dickson is an author and historian, and the Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne). A busy public advocate for the Christian faith, John also teaches ‘Historical Jesus’ at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2016-2020). He is the presenter of Australia’s top-rating religion podcast Undeceptions. He is married to Buff, and they have three children.
Join us on Sunday 22nd August at 5:30pm for our monthly service of Choral Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The Choir of St David’s Cathedral is conducted by Thomas Rimes. On this occasion we also look forward to welcoming a group from the parish of St George’s Battery Point who are coming to the Cathedral on a Parish Visit.
Introit: Ubi caritas, Duruflé
Canticles: Sumsion in G
Anthem: Wash me throughly, Wesley
Preacher: The Rev’d Victor Shaw, Rector of St George’s Battery Point
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book in advance. If you would like to know more about joining the choir or supporting the ongoing music ministry of the Cathedral, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 6234 4900.
A service for the opening of the 50th Tasmanian Parliament. A chance to gather with our politicians in prayer for wisdom as they lead our state. Bishop Richard Condie will speak and the Dean will lead along with various Church leaders.