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In Quires & Places

In Quires & Places

Choral music from the 14th to 21st centuries 

Fri 5 July – 6.00 pm
St David’s Cathedral

Join us to experience the magnificent acoustics of St David’s Cathedral with an evening of choral music. Four exquisite choirs interweave beautiful music from throughout the centuries, inspired by the folding together of four pieces of parchment to make a ‘quire’. 

Tasmanian cathedral and church choirs will share the stage with Melbourne’s outstanding Concordis Chamber Choir. 

Works performed will include music representing each choir’s diverse repertoire, featuring grand English romantic-era anthems alongside works by John Tavener, Hieronymus Praetorius, Gustav Holst and others. 

Featured choirs: 

  • Concordis Chamber Choir (VIC), directed by Philippa Jones 
  • All Saints Compline Choir (TAS), directed by Nick Caddick 
  • St David’s Cathedral Choir (TAS), directed by Thomas Rimes 
  • St Matthew’s Singers (TAS), directed by Susan Reppion-Brooke 

Banner image credit to Andrew Lee.

Concordis Chamber Choir

Concordis is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in choral singing, with an emphasis on the high quality performance of an accessible and enjoyable range of choral music. Throughout its early journey Concordis enjoyed the guidance of its Founding Director Andrew Hunter and former Assistant Artistic Director/composer-in-residence Nicholas Buc.

Concordis is currently led by Music Director Philippa Jones. Philippa’s passion for choral music blended with a wealth of practised musical knowledge have allowed the choir to flourish in new and exciting ways. Philippa's exciting concert programs have been well-received and have successfully seen the choir sell-out performances, recording sessions and online workshops.

Concordis has had several exciting collaborations with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Together, Concordis and the MSO have performed Carmina Burana, the Doctor Who Spectacular, Pirates of the Caribbean and Symphony of Legends. To celebrate the 2019 Christmas season Concordis joined the MSO to perform the brilliant John Williams score of Home Alone.

More recently, the choir performed and filmed a curated program of music at the Mission to Seafarers Dome in the Docklands. Other highlights include performances at the Old Melbourne Gaol, Abbotsford Convent, and St Pauls Chapter House; as well as MONA, Government House Tasmania, and the Port Arthur Historic Site as part of Festival of Voices 2022.

Concordis is thrilled to be returning to the Festival of Voices 2024, bringing their diverse repertoire of choral music and signature sound to Tasmanian audiences.

Photo credit: Andrew Lee

All Saints Compline Choir

The All Saints Compline Choir is a vocal ensemble that gathers to perform magnificent music within the sacred setting of All Saints Church in South Hobart. Now in its fifth year, the ensemble traditionally presents the ancient service of Compline three times per year. Comprising seasoned singers, many with professional backgrounds, the choir upholds a standard of excellence. In 2021, the choir performed an epic eight-hour overnight performance of all of the Divine Office at Dark MOFO.

Guided by the adept leadership of Nick Caddick, the choir showcases remarkable interpretations of both obscure choral treasures from later eras and the serene beauty of plainchant. Caddick continuously challenges the singers with a repertoire spanning from the fourteenth century to contemporary compositions, encompassing works by renowned composers such as Victoria, Byrd, Palestrina Duruflé, Stravinsky, Gabriel Jackson, and other contemporary luminaries. Harnessing the flexibility and superior musicality of the ensemble's members, he aims to keep the choir at the forefront of liturgical singing in Australia.

Image credit: James Powell-Davies

St David's Cathedral Choir

Singing has been part of the history of St David’s since its earliest days. In 1837 there was an advert for membership of a choir of four boys or girls, the first pipe organ in an Australian Church having been installed in 1825. From this rudimentary start, the choir remains a fundamental part of Cathedral worship 187 years later.

Under the direction of Thomas Rimes with a repertoire ranging from the 16th Century to pieces specially written for St David's, the choir continues to lift hearts and minds of all who hear them.

St Matthew's Singers

St Matthew’s Singers is a community choir ranging from the ages of 12 to 90. The Singers sing a rich repertoire of sacred choral music. The Singers perform at some church services but mainly sing in fund-raising concerts in the Derwent Valley.
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1hr 15mins


Getting to the venue:
  • St David’s Cathedral is at 120 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS 7000.
  • 2 accessible parking bays have been allocated in the carpark behind the venue, accessible from 5pm at 34 Murray Street. See the entryway to these parking bays here.
  • Entry into this event will occur at the St David’s Cathedral side entrance, accessible from Macquarie Street, instead of the ‘Main’ entrance on Murray Street.


Wheelchair Accessible 

  • For wheelchair bookings please contact the festival with specifications and dimensions of the wheelchair and any additional user requirements.
  • Access into the venue for wheelchair users is best through the Murray Street entrance. An Accessibility Marshall will be placed at the side entrance to St David’s Cathedral to meet you and escort you to the accessible entrance.

Guide Dog Symbol / Registered Assistance Animals welcome 

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