Choirs in Australia - St
  • St Andrew's Cathdral Choir, Sydney - The Choir has been in existence for over 139 years. It first sang at the consecration of the Cathedral on St. Andrew's Day (30th November) 1868. It was given a secure foundation in 1885 when Bishop Barry (the third Bishop of Sydney) established St. Andrew's Cathedral School for the purpose of educating the choristers to sing the services at the Cathedral. The Choir of St. Andrew's Cathedral has been singing their worship to the same Almighty God in the Cathedral in an unbroken tradition from 1868 until today. The present-day choir consists of approximately forty members. Sixteen to twenty-two of these are choristers (boys up to Year 9); four or five are choral scholars (boys from Year 10-12), and the remainder are lay clerks (gentlemen who sing the lower parts).