The Choir of St George's Cathedral has a history stretching back over 150 years and has become widely noted as much for the quality of its performances as the diversity of its repertoire. In recent years the choir has performed with several leading figures in the field of choral music, most notably Stephen Darlington and Nicholas McGegan.
The primary function of the choir is to sing at the choral services in the Cathedral, where music has traditionally occupied a position of much importance. This choral tradition draws on the great treasures of the sacred choral heritage, and embraces music from many different styles and schools of composition, ranging from Byrd, Palestrina and Victoria through to more recent masterpieces by Poulenc, Stravinsky and Tavener. Through its regular performances in the Cathedral, as well as on the concert platform and on television, the choir has established a reputation as one of the most important musical groups in Australia.
In 1998 the choir gave its first ever concert tour outside the State with a highly successful trip to Scotland, France & Italy. The choir also gave two performances of Fauré's Requiem at the Perth Concert Hall with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, broadcast twice on ABC Classic FM. In 1999 the performed for the first time on tour in the Eastern states of Australia to critical acclaim.
St. George's Cathedral Choir, Perth Features some of the most celebrated sacred works of the English Cathedral tradition including Magnificats by Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, Edmund Rubbra and John Tavener.