Christmas at the Cathedral
A special Christmas opportunity for the family
Christmas at St Mary's Cathedral is a special event for all of the family, a much-loved experience on Sydney’s Christmas calendar for over a decade. The festival starts on Thursday, 8 December with festivities beginning at 7pm and the signature light show projected onto St Mary’s Cathedral at 8:30pm.
The event will run for 18 nights, finishing on Christmas Day.
The arts group Artes Christi Australia, will sing on the night of Sunday, 11 December. The group has entertained audiences of over 50,000 people across Australia and Europe since it was established in 2005 including popular Christmas concerts, theatrical productions and charity events. The group has been invited to perform at St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican and the Notre Dame Basilica in Paris.
Our group is very much committed to expressing faith through the arts and we see Christmas at the Cathedral as a great way for us - to engage with the broader community.
Its director, Anthony McCarthy, says he is very pleased that this year the team of Artes Christi choir members and soloists will be joined by singers from the University Chaplaincies across Sydney.
School and parish choirs and bands also figure prominently amongst this year’s performers including St Mary’s Cathedral College band on 9 December, St Ursula’s College in Kingsgrove on 14 December and St Kevin’s Eastwood Men’s Choir on 20 December.
Community choirs will also be singing Christmas favourites, including the Samoan choir on 10 December and the Tongan choir on 18 December.