God is Light: The Passion Readings

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Each evening during our festival “God is Light” we will read aloud the story of the trial and crucifixion of Christ, known as the Passion Readings.

We will take each of the Gospel accounts of the Passion in turn, in the order that they appear in the Bible.

Wednesday 16th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Matthew

Thursday 17th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Mark

Friday 18th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Luke

Saturday 19th June 7pm: The Passion according to St John

On Sunday, when we remember Christ’s resurrection, we will read the account of the resurrection from St John’s Gospel.

Sunday 20th June 7pm: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ according to St John.

All welcome. Bookings are not required.

Festival: God is Light, 16-20 June

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 10:00 pm

From Wednesday 16th June until Sunday 20th June the Cathedral will be opening late each evening and we invite you to step inside and come into the Light.

The centrepiece of our festival is an art installation by Tasmanian artist Marianne (Maz) Gill-Harper called “The Big Picture: Creation to the New Creation.” The Cross of Jesus Christ is the central focus of this installation which will hang from the rood screen of the Cathedral.

Wednesday 16th June

Thursday 17th June

  • 5:30pm A Service of the Light (30mins) – Chancel
  • 6pm Screening of “For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined” followed by a short discussion
  • 7pm A reading of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Mark
  • 8pm Open rehearsal: the Cathedral Choir

Friday 18th June

Saturday 19th June

  • 5:30pm A Service of the Light (30mins) – Chancel
  • 6pm Screening of “For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined” followed by a short discussion
  • 7pm A reading of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St John
  • 8pm Organ Recital: played by Peter Warren

Sunday 20th June

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Choral Eucharist
  • 5:30pm Evening Prayer
  • 7pm A reading of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ according to St John
  • 8pm Compline by Candlelight – Said in the Chancel

We invite you to come into the Light.

Service: A Service of the Light and Evening Prayer

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5:30 pm until Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 6:00 pm

From Wednesday to Saturday evening this week at 5:30pm please join us for a Service of the Light and Evening Prayer. As we gather around our Lord’s word, we will be reminded that Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light no darkness can extinguish. In our prayers we will pray especially for the city of Hobart. You are welcome to light a candle as a symbol of your own private prayer in the Hope Chapel at the foot of the cross.

This service is offered each evening during our pop-up festival “God is Light”. Click here for further information. 

 

Performance: Luminous Bach

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 1:00 pm until Friday, June 18th, 2021 at 8:30 pm

Join us for “Luminous Bach” – selected works for organ played by Professor Rod Thomson on the organ of St David’s Cathedral. These recital are free to attend and there is no need to register in advance. All welcome. You are welcome to sit in the body of the Cathedral to listen or for the full experience, we recommend coming up to sit in the choir stalls in the Chancel (just beyond the Rood Screen). Cathedral staff will be happy to direct you.

Wednesday 16th June

1pm Lunchtime Recital

  • Fantasia in G major
  • Toccata and Fugue in F major

8pm Evening Recital

  • Toccata and Fugue in F major

Friday 18th June 

1pm Lunchtime Recital

  • Prelude and Fugue in G major
  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor

8pm Evening Recital

  • Prelude and Fugue in A minor

“Luminous Bach” is part of our “God is Light” festival. Click here for further information.

Service: Evening Prayer not Evensong

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

We will have Said Evening Prayer this Sunday 23rd May at 5:30pm rather than Choral Evensong as our choir take a short break following the David Kirby anniversary concert on Saturday.  Our next service of Choral Evensong will be on Sunday 27th June at 5.30pm.

Concert: The David Kirby Anniversary Concert

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

On Saturday 22nd May 2021 at 7:30pm, St David’s Cathedral will present a very special concert in honour of Mr David Kirby to celebrate his 80th consecutive year singing with the Cathedral Choir. David first sang as a boy chorister with the choir in early 1942 and has remained a central and beloved part of the choir and Cathedral community through to the present day. In honour of this extraordinary anniversary, the choir and organists of St David’s Cathedral will be joined by numerous guest singers and the Argyle Orchestra for an evening of superb choral choral, orchestral and organ music conducted by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Thomas Rimes.

Featuring masterpieces from the choral repertoire including Parry’s “I Was Glad”, Handel’s “Zadok the Priest” and Schubert’s “Mass in G”, the concert will be a celebration of David Kirby’s extraordinary service to the music and ministry of the Cathedral and to the musical tradition which is so dear to his heart. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the ongoing music ministry of the Cathedral.

Soloists Lana Kains, Alexander Rodrigues and Rob Evans.

Tickets $35/$28. Click here to book online via TryBooking (opens in a new window).

Click here to download and share the pdf flyer for the David Kirby Concert.

Service: ANZAC Day Choral Evensong

Sunday, April 25th, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us on Sunday 25th April at 5:30pm for our monthly service of Choral Evensong as we commemorate ANZAC Day. The Choir of St David’s Cathedral is conducted by Thomas Rimes. This service of Evensong will be led by the Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse and our preacher is the Rev’d Clif McDonnell.

  • Introit: Tallis, If ye love me
  • Canticles: Stanford in C
  • Anthem: Goss, O Saviour of the world 

All are 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 office@saintdavids..org.au or call (03) 6234 4900.

Concert: A Brass Band Showcase

Saturday, April 24th, 2021 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Glenorchy City Concert Brass and Glenorchy City Community Brass present a night of brass band classics and favourites…with some surprises.

Fresh from their success in the recent Australian National Online Festival of Bands, Glenorchy City Concert Brass and Glenorchy City Community Brass present a program of classic marches and hymns, as well as favourites from Lennon and McCartney, John Williams…and a Riverdance.

Gather your friends and family for an entertaining all-ages concert in the inspirational acoustic of St David’s Cathedral, Saturday April 24th at 7.30pm.

Tickets available online or at the door from 7pm $15 adult – $10 student/concession – $30 family.

Service: Giving thanks for the life and work of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Sunday, April 11th, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

On Sunday 11th April 2021 St David’s Cathedral hosted a Service to give thanks for the life and work of

His Royal Highness
Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh.

Attended by
Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania
and Mr Warner.

If you were unable to attend you can watch the service again here:

A copy of the order of service can be downloaded by clicking here.