Sunday, February 7th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
As part of our Blooming Church festival we are pleased to present “Meditations in Music” on Sunday 7th February 2021 at 2pm led by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Thomas Rimes.
Members of the Cathedral Choir will be joined by several guest musicians, including Andrew Short and Alexandra Bekes, to create a unique program which combines traditions of Gregorian chant, choral music and spoken word with the sounds of prayer bells and percussion.
Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.
For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). Tim is the Executive Director of Micah Australia. He is also Director of Ethical Voice.
Other positions Tim holds are Senior Advisor for the Centre for Public Christianity, Chair of the Community Council of Australia; Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership. Tim is a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.
In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed.
Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order
of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures
His books include: A Lot with a Little (2019), Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co-edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from
a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).
Tim and his wife Merridie have three adult children, Claire, Elliot and Martin.
From Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 6:00 pm until Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Please join us for our 53rd annual Blooming Church community floral festival over the Regatta Day long weekend. There’ll be floral displays, a botanical art exhibition called Plants of the Bible, musical performances, second-hand book sales, tours of the Cathedral, and art demonstrations. New 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.
Friday 5th February
6pm Opening Festival Evensong followed by drinks and light refreshments
Saturday 6th February
9am-4:30pm Festival open to the public
9:30am-3:30pm Tea rooms open (last orders 3pm)
Sunday 7th February
8am Holy Communion
10am Choral Eucharist sung by the Choir of St David’s
Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival.
Tasmanian multi-talent Joshua Santospirito teams up with violin queen Natalya Bing to tell a tale of part-marsupial figures roaming a deep-future lutruwita. Expect weird guitar, epic violinery, plenty of pictures, and a pipe organ.
Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe’s influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.
Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team reassemble for a follow up production. The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event.
Tom Rimes – musical director and synthesiser
Kris McQuade – narrator
Tracey Patten – percussion
Matthew Goddard – percussion
Peter Warren – organ
Ben Winspear – director
Marta Dusseldorp – producer
June Tyzack – chorus master
Roz Wren – masks and puppets
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus