Sunday 5 May at 3.30pm
Pre-Service Recital
Judith Rough (soprano) & Brett McKern (Organ)


Cum dederit (Nisi Dominum  - Ps 126), RV 608 . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Domine Deus (Gloria in d major) RV 589 . . . Antonio Vivaldi
Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630 . . . Antonio Vivaldi
I.  Nulla in mundo pax sincera
II. Blando colore
III. Spirat anguis
IV.  Alleluia

Wednesday 8 May at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Sophie Chen (Piano)

Born in Bowral, Sophie, now 16 years old, began learning the piano at the age of 7. She is currently taught by Sabine Madden at Frensham, where she is also completing the HSC Music 2 course accelerated. Sophie is preparing for the AMEB Piano A.Mus.A examination this year, after being awarded Honours for her AMEB Piano Certificate of Performance examination in 2023. She is also a composer, an advanced violinist, a Frensham Madrigals singer, and has received organ lessons with Dr Allan Beavis. Sophie has been chosen to perform at several BAMF Musica Floreat Concerts and was an Eva Pascoe Award Finalist in 2023.

Sunday 19 May at 4.00pm
St Jude's Chamber Choir
Introits: "Ave Verum" (McKern)
"Veni Sancte Spiritus" (Staas)
Service Setting: Stanford in G
Preces and Responses: Rose
Anthem: "How lovely are thy dwelling fair" (Brahms)

Wednesday 22 May at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Diana Weston & Mary Sambell (piano & Harpsichord)

Piano and harpsichord with duo Mary & Me

Duo Mary & Me is Mary Sambell and Diana Weston. With long years of experience behind us, our partnership was formed in friendship and the joy of music, which we love to share with our audiences. Invited back on many occasions to St Jude’s our program on this occasion includes
Claude Debussy: Petite Suite
Francis Poulenc: Sonatine (arr. Diana Weston for harpsichord and piano)
Antonin Dvorak: Silent Woods, Legend

Saturday 25 May at 5.00pm
Pre-Dinner Decital
Hugh Davis (Baritone) and Mackenzie Taylor-Davis (Soprano)
Rowena Hammill (Piano)

This is a fundraising concert for the restoration of the interior fabric of the church building. 
Admission by donation (minimum donation $30)

Hugh Davis is a tenor aspiring to make a career in both opera and art song. He recently received the 2023 American Opera Society of Chicago Scholarship Award and won second place at the 2022 Seattle Opera Guild’s Singer Development Awards and the NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) National Finals. A finalist in the 2022 Handel Aria Competition, he has also recently performed the roles of Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus with Sinfonia da Camera and the title role in Don Giovanni with both the Aquilon Music Festival in Oregon and Voice Area Opera at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Born and raised in Washington State, Mackenzie Taylor-Davis is a committed performer in the Seattle area, participating in their lively operatic and musical theatre scenes. She made her principal role debut with Vashon Opera in 2022 as Valencienne (The Merry Widow) and also performed with the company in their 2021 production of Cavalleria Rusticana. As an Actor’s Equity Membership Candidate, she has performed with the 5th Avenue Theatre, singing in their productions of The Sound of Music (2016) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018). Mackenzie is a recent graduate of The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her Master’s of Music and performed the roles of The Plaintiff (Trial By Jury) and Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus) with Sinfonia da Camera. Mackenzie loves singing alongside her husband Hugh Davis and plans to continue performing in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Originally from Australia, cellist Rowena Hammill graduated with a master’s degree from Indiana University where she was teaching assistant to Janos Starker. She has held professorships at the University of Northern Iowa and California State University Northridge and was Associate Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Presently, she divides her time between her positions as Associate Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Affiliate Artist at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma Washington..

Sunday 26 May at 3.30pm

Pre-Service Recital & Evensong
The Cathedral Singers

Recital Program:
2024 Anniversaries

Magnificat (Harwood)
Te deum (Stanford)
Save us O Lord (Bairstow)
In paradisum (Faure)
Turn back O man (Holst)

Service Music:
Service Setting: Walmisley in d minor
Anthem: God so loved the world

Wednesday 29 May at 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Brett McKern (Organ)


Handel Organ Concerto Op.4 No.6
  i.   Andante Allegro,  ii.   Larghetto , iii.   Allegro moderato

Herbert Howells Psalm Prelude Set 1 No1 Op32

J. Lemmens Fanfare

Brett McKern Meditation on ‘In Paradisum’ Op.93, 2008

Paul Manz God of Grace

MAY 2024
Hugh Davis (Baritone) and Mackenzie Taylor-Davis (Soprano)
Diana Weston & Mary Sambell
Wednesday 1 May at 1.15pm
Emerging Artist Concert
Jimmy Park (Violin) & Alexander Yau (Piano)