Blooming Church 2023: Living Water

Please join us for our 55th annual Blooming Church community floral festival over the Regatta Day long weekend and coinciding with the Wooden Boat Festival. There’ll be floral displays, a botanical art exhibition, musical performances, second-hand book sales, tours of the Cathedral, and art demonstrations. Returning this year is an interactive children’s garden with a discovery challenge and prizes.

All are welcome to attend and admission to the festival is free. To find out more about these events or to book tickets please click on the links provided.

Friday 10th February

  • 6pm Opening Festival Evensong followed by refreshments

Saturday 11th February

Sunday 12th February

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Choral Eucharist sung by the Choir of St David’s
  • 11:30am-2:30pm Festival open to the public
  • 11:30am-3:30pm Tea rooms open (last orders 3pm)
  • 12noon Artists’ Talk: Blooming Art exhibition
  • 3pm Festival concert, tickets $20
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Festival open to the public
  • 5:30pm Evening Prayer

Monday 13th February


The annual floral festival is organised by the Friends of St David’s to raise funds in support of the mission and ministry of the Cathedral.

Concerts and Events

There are many special services and concerts coming up at the Cathedral during the Advent and Christmas period. Please scroll down this page for further details.


Bel Canto Australia: Scenes from Opera

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Tuesday 20th December 7pm

Featuring the young artists of ‘Bel Canto Young Opera’ with guest artists Michael Lampard, Angelique Tot, Jennifer Marten-Smith. The concert will be comprised of opera arias, opera duets, art songs and Christmas pieces. Fully costumed.

Adults $25, Concession $15



Lo, How a Rose

Friday 23rd December 6pm

A beautiful program of Christmas music performed by Allison Farrow, Andrew Short, Ingrid Leibbrandt and Christopher Waterhouse. 

Free entry. Donations gladly accepted for the Hobart City Mission Safe Space program.



Concert: New Zealand Youth Choir

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

The New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC) has achieved considerable success since its formation in 1979. Performances in New Zealand and twelve international tours including visits to the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Australia, Singapore, Russia, the Republic of Korea, China and the Pacific Islands have firmly established its reputation for consistency, energy and excellence. The Choir is comprised of around fifty 18 to 25-year-old singers and operates on a 3-year audition cycle.
In the last few years the award-winning NZ Youth Choir has toured the South Pacific, gone viral on Facebook, sung for the Prime Minister and had many events cancelled by the pandemic. Now they’re rearing to get back on the road and share their music across Australia.
The choir is on tour around Australia during November. This tour marks the end of this choral-cycle with this group of singers. We’ll be performing repertoire from the last three years, as well as some newer pieces.
This concert is held at St David’s Cathedral in Hobart and is open to everyone. Tickets $25 adults, $20 concession, free for children under 16. Book here: 

Concert: Emily Granger (Harp)

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Experience the breadth and beauty of the modern concert harp.

About this event

Inspired by her life as an American artist living in Australia, Emily Granger performs contemporary works that unearth the breadth and beauty of harp music from the two countries. From Australia, much-loved composers Elena Kats-Chernin and Ross Edwards feature with exciting emerging voices. Equally breathtaking are works by American luminaries Libby Larsen, Laura Zaerr and Deborah Henson-Conant. With themes of travel and isolation; serenity and solitude; this music paints a vivid portrait of an artist’s life in transit between opposite sides of the globe. Rich in imagination and overflowing with stories, this is a chance to observe Emily’s artistry like you’ve never heard it before.

‘Impressive virtuosity … and eye-opening versatility as well.’ Limelight magazine

American-born, Australian-based harpist Emily Granger effortlessly straddles the worlds of classical and popular music. With past performances including glittering appearances with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko and soprano Renée Fleming, Emily’s considerable talent finds her equally at home in intimate chamber recitals and thrilling performances of daring new works.

Wednesday 6th April, 7:30pm.

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