The Cathedral Choir sings at the Choral Eucharist each Sunday at 10am and at Evensong on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Peter Warren – ACting Director of Music & Organist
Peter Warren started to learn the piano at the age of five and studied the organ with Cathedral organist Andrew Newberry at Peterborough Cathedral for three years. Peter became a regular organist at All Souls Catholic Church in Peterborough at the age of 16, later was assistant organist at London University’s Strawberry Hill Chapel. Peter entered the Royal Academy Of Music London in 1987 where he qualified as LRAM in pianoforte in 1990. Having moved to Australia he was appointed organist at St Mary’s Cathedral before playing at St David’s. He is currently head of music at Sacred Heart College Hobart, is also an accomplishes jazz pianist.
Rod Thomson – Organist
Rod Thomson is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Tasmania. He learned organ from Bernard Clark at All Saints’ Church, East St Kilda (Melbourne) and holds the musical qualifications of LMus and FTCL. He has been organist and choirmaster at churches in three capital cities since the age of sixteen. He has been City Organist of Hobart and Organist to the University of Tasmania, and has been active as a recitalist in the UK and various countries of Continental Europe.
The cathedral organ is an instrument still in the English romantic tradition, but with the ability to make sense of music from the German baroque and French romantic and modern traditions.
Organ recitals are held regularly. Enquiries to the Cathedral Office.
There is a ring of twelve bells in the tower (tuned as ten with two semitones). There are also five fixed bells (including the ‘day bell’) which, in combination with eight of the swinging bells, form a chime of 13 (not currently operational). Ringers from around the world are always welcome.
Contact: Doug Nichols phone
+61 03 6234 4900.