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Queensland Symphony to perform Mozart Mass for cathedral’s 150th

Queensland Symphony Orchestra is bringing three performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor to St Stephen’s Cathedral as part of the cathedral’s 150th anniversary. Source: The Catholic Leader.


Perth’s ‘piano priest’ releases new album

Perth priest Fr Mark Baumgarten has returned to the piano to record his second album of original songs. Source: The eRecord.


Church’s attitude towards young musicians ‘needs to change’

Steven C Warner forged a successful sacred music career in the years following Vatican II, but the longtime choir director and composer suspects job opportunities for today’s young musicians are severely lacking. Source: ACU.


‘Heavenly Sopranos’ to perform hymns well-known to Catholics

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is bringing to life the classical text Stabat Mater from Italian music composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Music Religious Orders

Benedictine priest creates new record

A Benedictine priest from the New Norcia community in Western Australia has released an album of original piano-based music. Source: The eRecord.

In The Dioceses Music

Renaissance of sacred music in Sydney is underway

The Church in Sydney is finding its voice again, bringing youth together with a vision to fill the city with sacred song. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Diocese pulls out all stops to celebrate anniversary

An internationally acclaimed organist and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra have helped Parramatta Diocese celebrate the 125th anniversary of the pipe organ at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Source: Catholic Outlook. 


Composer’s world premiere based on 800-year-old prayer

Australian composer Mary Finsterer’s third work as the 2023 composer-in-residence for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will receive its world premiere at Melbourne’s St Patrick’s Cathedral tonight. Source: The Age.

History Music

New Norcia Monastery celebrates organ’s 100th anniversary

New Norcia Benedictine Monastery in Western Australia has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic pipe organ in the abbey’s church. Source: The eRecord.