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Welcome to St George's Cathedral

A place for people to gather in worship and prayer - sometimes with spoken words, sometimes in silence, and sometimes enveloped in sacred music. Our doors are open to everyone of any faith or none.

If you would like to subscribe to the Cathedral E-newsletter, please click here.

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26 May 2015
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    Evensong for Western Australia Day

    sunday, 31 may 2015   

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    Dedication of Memorial Plaques for the Theatre Memorial board.

    At a time when both the present and the future of the arts in WA are buoyant, it is good to pause to look back at the past. The WA stage has benefited enormously from the talent, dedication, and devotion of many artistes. Today we dedicate Memorial Plaques which are to be added to our Theatre Memorial board. Those to be remembered include Edward Beeby (co-founder of The Patch Theatre) John Nugent-Haywood (pioneer actor manager) Alexander Turner (playwright and director ABC Radio Drama) and Coralie Condon (actress, director and ‘first lady’ of WA Television).

    It is appropriate that this takes place on Western Australia Day.

    The Service of Dedication is open to all.

    Time: 5.00pm.

    Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766.

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    Concerts at One

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    2013 concerts at oneA concert by Rupert Guenther and the Crystal Voyager Ensemble.

    Perth-based contemporary violinist & composer Rupert Guenther presents the world-premiere performance of new work “The Rings Of The Trees”.

    Using evocative acoustic and electronic sounds and textures from his Crystal Voyager ensemble, Guenther combines old and new traditional string instruments with modern technologies in a work which explores the magical atmosphere of ancient forests where the trees have stood as silent witness to centuries - in some cases millennia - of events, culture and change on the planet: from thousands of years of seasons, contrasts of moonlight, sunshine, and storms, extremes in heat and cold, and bushfires, to the interwoven world of animals, birds, and insects, and the impacts, appreciation, interactions, and destruction coming with the arrival of Europeans.

    This performance comes just prior to Rupert Guenther’s departure for Switzerland, where he will presenting his music and methods at the International Society for Improvised Music (ISIM) conference in July of 2015.

    The Cathedral's Concerts at One are an increasingly popular series on the Perth events calendar, ideally timed to suit shoppers, city workers, seniors, school groups and tourists on a day trip to Perth. These concerts provide an opportunity for talented students to perform in a unique environment to an appreciative audience.

    Featuring music students from Western Australian high schools, the Yoon Sen Lee Music School, the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and the University of WA Music Students' Society, along with guest artists the Choir of Trinity College (Melbourne), and solo violinist Rupert Guenther.

    All concerts are at 1.00pm, concluding at around 1.45pm. There is no need to book ahead.

    Entry is free, with a retiring collection taken.

    For a list of the complete 2015 programme, visit this page.

    Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766.

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    Coffee, Spirituality and Speculation

    Wednesdays 3, 10 & 17 June 2015

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    Spirituality and Big History II - Dr Bill Leadbetter, Cathedral Scholar

    This course of three lectures will explore the emerging discipline of Big History, and the insights that it brings to contemporary spirituality. Big History is essentially a reframing of the way that we look at the past, away from the focus on national, regional, or sectarian stories. It asks us instead to look at events in their largest context: that of Creation itself. This series will introduce people to the context and nature of Big History and examine it as an authentic source of awe and wonder. An earlier version of this series was given in shortened form late last year. These lectures will revisit some of that material and also bring some new material to bear.

    Bill Leadbetter is a Cathedral Scholar and Adjunct Associate Professor in History at Notre Dame. He began the study of Big History in Western Australia, developing and introducing a course in Big History at Edith Cowan University.

    Time: 5.15pm - 6.30pm.

    Venue: The Cathedral (Upper Burt Memorial Hall - access via the Cathedral Parvis and wrought iron gate). To find us, please click here.

    Entry: $5.00 per session.

    Please book your place (so that we can cater for you and ensure everyone has a seat) by the Monday before the event you are attending: phone 9325 5766 or email spirituality@perthcathedral.org.

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    Premiere of Nyoongar Canticles

    SUNDAY, 7 june 2015

    7june1Magnificat (Luke 1: 47-55) and Nunc Dimittis (Luke 2: 29-32) are the two invariable canticles at the heart of the uniquely Anglican service of ‘Evensong’, first set out in the Book of Common Prayer of 1549. Evensong is a drawing together of the two monastic offices of Vespers and Compline, to which Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis respectively belong. Christians have been singing these canticles daily for at least 1500 years.

    At St George’s Cathedral in August 2014 the Diocese of Perth with the Bible Society launched Warda-Kwabba Luke-Ang, a complete translation of the Gospel according to St Luke into Nyoongar, the language of the peoples of south-west Western Australia (including the Swan River area). It is the largest single text in any Aboriginal language. Vivienne Sahanna, Lorna Little, and Tom Little were among the significant Nyoongar contributors to the work of translation.

    With both Evensong canticles being found in Luke’s Gospel, the way was thus paved for the Archbishop of Perth to commission a choral setting of the Nyoongar translation of these two canticles.

    The work has been undertaken by Perry Joyce, a young non-Indigenous West Australian composer. Perry, a music graduate of UWA, has worked with Aboriginal musicians in the past in producing music which owes its being both to the Indigenous music of WA and to the tradition of Western art music. The Nyoongar Canticles are scored for unaccompanied choir with optional parts for didgeridoo and rhythm sticks. They will be premiered by St George’s Cathedral Consort, conducted by Joseph Nolan, at 5pm on Sunday 7 June at a special Evensong.

    The Canticles will be a useful resource for parishes, schools, and other worshipping communities around the Diocese in their liturgical marking of NAIDOC Week, Sorry Day, Reconciliation Week, and other significant occasions. Where Choral Evensong is not normally sung, the two canticles can be treated separately and used as stand-alone elements in services of the word or at the Eucharist.

    Image: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth by Aboriginal artist Daphne Davis. The Visitation (in Luke 1) is the setting of Mary’s Song ‘Magnificat’.

    Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766.