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Concert tickets
Each concert $25 ($20 concession); school students admitted free.
Priority seating for bookings made on:
(Simply search for ‘BCCMF’ and the concert date)

Limited spaces available in the Cathedral precinct; or
prebook in Cathedral Square car park opposite:

The Brisbane Contemporary Church Music Festival returns in 2018 over two weekends in August – the 11th/12th and the 18th/19th. Continuing the well-established tradition, the BCCMF 2018 program offers a rich, colourful and eclectic program of choral and instrumental church music from across the ages in the sublime surrounds of St John’s Cathedral.

BCCMF Director: Graeme Morton
Festival Organist: Andrej Kouznetsov
Principal sponsor: Taylor Financial Advice and Solutions
Supporting sponsor: Royal School of Church Music Australia (Qld)

All the events are held in St John’s Cathedral, and everyone is also warmly welcomed to join us for the Choral Eucharists and Evensong performances throughout both weekends of the Festival. Concert booking information is on the left and program information below.

For Festival Concert enquiries please call (07) 3365 3500 (office hours) or contact the Cathedral office on (07) 3835 2222.


  • full Festival program (A4, folds to A5, 3.8MB) here
  • Festival poster 1 (A4, 1.2MB) here
  • Festival poster 2 (A4, 610kb) here

Saturday 11th August, 7.30pm
Opening Festival Concert

“Seasons in Song”
The Brisbane Choral Artists ~ conducted by Graeme Morton

Take a journey through the seasons of the church year with music of recent origin. If you cannot wait for next Christmas or were away and missed last Easter, come and celebrate the whole year in just one joyous performance.

Sunday 12th August, 9.30am
Choral Eucharist

Cathedral Chamber Choir
• Langlais ~ Messe Solennelle
• Negerevich ~ Alleluia

Sunday 12th August, 2.00pm
Afternoon Festival Concert II

“Vibrant Voices”

• Fairholme School Choir ~Alex Dixon
• Kenmore State High School Chorale ~ Tricia Elgar
• St Peters Church Choir ~ Tricia Elgar
• St Peters Chorale ~ Kathryn Morton

Contemporary Classical music is not just the province of the old. Three highly-skilled school choirs bring us an exciting and
varied performance exploring the sacred in contemporary music while the St Peters church choir from Indooroopilly gives us music of local composer Gregory Mayer.

This youth concert is sponsored by the RSCM (Qld).

Sunday 12th August, 6.00pm
Choral Evensong

The University of Queensland Chamber Singers
• Tavener – Mother of God, here I stand
• (Collegium Regale)
• Song for Athene

Saturday 18th August, 7.30pm
Evening Festival Concert III

“Colours and Contrasts”

Combined Choirs of St John’s Cathedral ~ conducted by Roger Sayer (The Temple Church, London)

This program includes the Australian premiere of the Mass by John Ashton Thomas, as well as Janáček’s Otče náš along with other works by Tavener, Rutter, Treseder and Chilcott.

Sunday 19th August, 9.30am
Choral Eucharist

St John’s Cathedral Choir ~ conducted by Roger Sayer
• John Ashton Thomas ~ Mass
• Bairstow ~ Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Sunday 19th August, 2.00pm
Afternoon Festival Concert IV

“Southern Ocean”

Brisbane Baroque Chamber Choir  ~ conducted by Graeme Morton

Baroque instruments meet contemporary voices in new Advent cantatas by Australian composers Andrew Schultz and Dan Walker.

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