There are numerous musical offerings occurring during Lent, to move us and to aid in our reflection and prayer:

The Nocturnes series (outlined in the article below) occurs each Friday night at 9pm.

On Wednesday the 5th of April, there will be the usual Mid-week Evensong (occurring on the 1st Wednesday of each month) at 6pm.

Replacing the usual 6pm Evensong service on Palm Sunday (April 9th), there will be a Tenebrae service at 7pm.

At 7pm on Good Friday (April 14th) there will be a musical devotion, with a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion.


In recent years a special part of the Lenten Journey here at St John’s has been Nocturnes. Each Friday evening during Lent, at 9pm, the building calmly resounds with the sound of thirty minutes of reflective seasonal choral music. This is followed by the intimate liturgy of Compline, where music and words gently bring the day to a close. Please join us for Nocturnes this year, featuring some of Brisbane’s favourite choral ensembles.

March 3 The Cathedral Singers

March 10 Choir of St John’s Cathedral

March 17 St Stephen’s Cathedral Schola

March 24 In Ecclesia

March 31 Canticum

April 7 The All Saints’ Singers (All Saints’, Wickham Terrace)