Adelaide Sacred Music Composition Prize-winners

The winners of the Inaugural Adelaide Sacred Music Composition Prize, co-sponsored by the Choir of Pilgrim Church and the St Peter’s Cathedral Music Foundation, were announced at a concert presented by the St Peter's Cathedral Choir last Saturday evening.  The winner in the Young Composer section is Charlie Wells for his composition ‘Lighten our darkness’;... Continue Reading →

O Emmanuel

At our evensong on Saturday 2 December at 5pm, featuring the Ešenvalds Merton College Service, we will be singing another piece by Ešenvalds, ‘O Emmanuel’, as the anthem. In this composition Ešenvalds takes the plainchant of the great Advent antiphon ‘O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster’ and gives it almost unadorned to a soloist, while... Continue Reading →

December evensong

At our final evensong for the year, 5pm Saturday 2 December, we will sing the Ešenvalds Merton College Service. We took this setting on our recent UK tour, and have very fond memories of singing it in Salisbury Cathedral on New Year’s Eve, 2022.  The photos, taken by our choristers, capture various moments from our... Continue Reading →

November evensong

At our evensong service this coming Saturday 4 November at 5pm we will be singing Herbert Brewer’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D. Brewer composed this setting in 1927 for the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford Cathedral. The photos are from our most recent UK choir tour, when we sang evensong in Hereford on 29... Continue Reading →

Bainton: And I saw a new heaven

We'll be singing Edgar Bainton's wonderful 'And I saw a new heaven' at our Service of Remembrance, this coming Sunday 29 October at 6pm. The Service of Remembrance is a special service full of beautiful music, with the opportunity to light a candle in memory of loved ones. The Bainton 'And I saw' is one... Continue Reading →

Service of Remembrance, 6pm Sunday 29 October 

This coming Sunday evening we will be holding our traditional Service of Remembrance, a chance to light a candle in memory of loved ones, and seek comfort in beautiful music and liturgy.  The music for this year’s service will include ‘And I saw a new heaven’ by Edgar Bainton (1880-1956), ‘The souls of the righteous’ by Geraint Lewis... Continue Reading →

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