Latest News

3 October 2018
13 August 2018
8 August 2018
Deans' Conference in Sydney

The annual Cathedral Ang...

24 July 2018
20 July 2018
17 April 2018
2018 Concerts at One

Our popular Wednesday lu...

16 April 2018
26 March 2018
26 March 2018
Concert Series I broadcast on ABC Radio

The Cathedral Consort's ...

At 5pm Evensong on Sunday 7 June at St George's Cathedral, the Nyoongar Canticles will be premiered by the Cathedral Consort, conducted by Joseph Nolan.

At the 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.

More information about this event can be found here.

 

 

At 5pm Evensong on Sunday 7 June at St George's Cathedral, the Nyoongar Canticles will be premiered by the Cathedral Consort, conducted by Joseph Nolan.

At the 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.

More information about this event can be found here.