St Francis' Choir

St Francis' Choir, Melbourne, Australia


Upholding a tradition of musical excellence for over 175 years
 
Dear Friends of St Francis’ Choir,

What a joy it has been for the choir to return to singing Mass in the church on a regular basis after all the challenges of the last two years! We hope and pray that 2022 will bring us closer to ‘normal’ and that you will be able to join us in person on Sundays for the 11.30am Mass and for other special celebrations.

You can find our music list for February - June 2022 here, including details of music for the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies.

The choir joins with me in wishing you every blessing and we thank you most sincerely for your ongoing support.

We look forward to a wonderful year of uplifting liturgical music.

Best wishes,

Tony Way
Director of Music


St Francis' Choir sings at the historic St Francis' Church in Melbourne, Australia, on the corner of Lonsdale and Elizabeth Streets. The choir sings at the 11.30am Sunday Eucharist.

The choir sings a range of Masses and motets, sometimes accompanied by the Symphonia of Melbourne or Canzona Brass, and with eminent soloists. While the great Masses of such composers as Haydn, Schubert, Gounod and Mozart are in the Choir’s repertoire, the choir also sings the works of modern composers, including Australian composers.

We hope that St Francis’ is a place where people from all walks of life will feel welcome and draw from the liturgy and its music a sense of the closeness and otherness of God. The great heritage of church music, has something wonderful to say to the human spirit, something words alone cannot say.

Director of Music-Tony Way
Assistant Director of Music-Anthony Halliday
 

 


Latest News

Celebrating Easter 2021
    Virtual Choir
   
Click the image below to view
   our Virtual Choir video for 
   Easter 2021

       

Music for Holy Week and
    Easter 2021 -
Details here

Celebrating 175 Years
   
Click the image below to
view
   a slideshow celebrating our rich
   musical history, as well as our
   2009 performance of Haydn's
    Stabat Mater
. (You'll find the
   text and translation here). 

 

  

 

            

St Francis' Choir - 326 Lonsdale St, Melbourne Victoria 3000     Tel: 03 9639 4560     info@stfrancischoir.org.au

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