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Music at St James’ presents its 2019 Concert Series, Encounters.  

Encounter experiences and expressions of captivity, freedom, emotional states of mind, connections with the past, and lavish celebrations through music by grand renaissance and classical masters, and established and emerging English and Australian composers. One of Australia’s oldest musical establishments, The Choir of St James’, leads a varied programme of music for everyone, in Sydney’s oldest church building in the heart of the city.

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Captivity And Freedom

Sat 6 April 5pm, 2019

The Choir of St James’ performs music for Lent, and explores themes of captivity and freedom, personal struggle and renewal, with Byrd’s Infelix ego and Phillip Moore’s Three prayers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Encounters With Mr Handel

Thu 25 May 5pm, 2019

The Choir of St James’ and BachBand@StJames’ present George Frideric Handel’s L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.

Encounters With The Past

Sat 6 July 5pm, 2019

The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne performs music of and inspired by the great writers of the English renaissance.

A Marriage Of England And Spain

Sat 27 July 5pm, 2019

Music of celebration inspired by the wedding of Queen Mary I of England married Philip II of Spain in July 1554 to mark St James Day.

The Creation

Sat 12 October 5pm, 2019

Joseph Haydn’s famed oratorio performed by The Choir of St James’ and BachBand@StJames’ to mark the beginning of our bicentenary celebrations.

Christmas Here and There

Sat 7 December 5pm, 2019

Experience an Anglo-Australian Christmas at St James’ with traditional English Christmas music and new Australian works.


A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25. There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office. City Recital Hall Members enjoy waived transaction fees.

City Recital Hall is the only authorised ticket seller for these events. City Recital Hall is under no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend an event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or any other unauthorised seller, you may be refused entry to the event.

These events are at St James' Church at 173 King Street, Sydney 2000

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