ADVENT + CHRISTMASS 2017
Welcome to our Advent + Christmass 2017 page. Here you will find details of concerts, events and special services during this blessed time of the year.
Please note the Cathedral will be closed from 11.00am to 4.00pm on Christmass Day, and again after the 5.00pm Holy Eucharist for the whole of 26th December. Normal services resume on Wednesday 27th December.
ADVENT + CHRISTMASS SERVICES
Service times, information
and opening hours
ADVENT PROCESSION OF LIGHT
Sunday 3rd December
Advent is possibly the most complex of the church seasons: both preparation for Christmass and a time to reflect on the fulfilment of all things.
The Advent Procession is a sublime mixture of choral music, organ music, hymns and readings that seek to reflect the meaning of Advent. The choir processes around the building savouring the Cathedral’s diverse acoustics, the candles reflecting the interplay of light and darkness.
Everyone is most welcome to attend.
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and
Saturday 23rd December @ 7.00pm
St John’s Cathedral Choristers and Cathedral Chamber Choir present a musical celebration of Christmass, featuring:
+ the Messe de Minuit by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
+ A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
+ plus other works for the festive season.
Entry is free; all are most “wolcum”!
CELEBRATING A MUSICAL CHRISTMASS
Wednesday 6th December, 7.30pm
Thursday 7th December, 7.30pm
Cathedral Chorister Alex Arthur joins a showcase of talented Musical Theatre soloists and ensembles in an evening of music, drama, and spectacular lighting, starring the beautiful space of St John’s Cathedral.
Adult $30 / Concession $20
available via QTix: www.qtix.com.au
Saturday 9th December
Enjoy great choral music for the Season and join us in some of the wonderful traditional carols to be sung by all, with three wonderful choirs singing the traditional sounds of Christmass:
+ Resonance of Birralee (Paul Holley)
+ University of Queensland Chamber Singers (Graeme Morton)
+ University of Queensland Vocalists (Shaun Brown)
+ With Brass and Organ (Andrej Kouznetsov)
Adult $25 / Concession $15
School students FREE (ID may be required)
Advance bookings and priority seating:
Tickets also available at the door