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Keeping with the  Victorian government’s current restrictions, the St Michael’s Uniting Church building is currently closed to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

While the church building is closed,
our hearts remain open.
And so does our online presence.

Music on Sundays at St Michael’s

Each week we feature Australian and International guest artists of renown.

While the church doors are closed, we are still able to bring you wonderful music as part of our Online Gatherings. These are availabele to view each Sunday from 10am.
This Sunday online service features soprano, Georgia Wilkinson and Rhys Boak on piano and the grand organ.

 

Choral Singing at St Michael’s

A small professional ensemble of singers, known as the St Michael’s Singers has been formed to sing during special services throughout the year.
We currently enjoy the presence of a church cantor to lead our community in hymns.
Visiting choirs also enrich worship at St Michael’s. Visiting choirs have included the  Choir of Trinity College from the University of Melbourne, The Australian Chamber Choir, the Choir of the Scots’ Church Melbourne and The Consort of Melbourne.

 

Instrumental Music at St Michael’s

As has been the tradition at St Michael’s, a wide variety of musicians perform during our Sunday services. In selecting guest artists, great attention has been paid to sourcing the highest quality performers from a wide variety of fields.

What can you expect from the music at St Michael’s? Click the links to find out.

Joe Chindamo and Zoe Black – Reverie (Joe Chindamo)

Georgia Wilkinson and Rhys Boak – ‘Ah se in ciel’ (Mozart)

Zoe Wallace and Rhys Boak – Adagio from the sonata for cello (Rachmaninoff)

Rose Riebl and Ceridwen McCooey – Even as the light fades (Riebl)

Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recitals

While we follow government restrictions, the Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recitals are currently postponed.

Every Thursday at 1 pm, the St Michael’s Carillon is sounded and the grand organ comes to life for a free 30-minute recital.
These recitals are well-loved and attended by the public.
Performed by organist Rhys Boak, and visiting guest artists, these recitals bring the joy and beauty of live music to many Melbournians and visitors.

When: Thursdays at 1pm
Where: St Michael’s Uniting Church
Free entry

Attending an organ recital? There are a few things you need to know.

  • Facemasks must be worn covering mouth and nose inside the church​ (unless medically exempted)
  • On entering you must scan the QR code at the door or sign in your name and phone number with the St Michael’s verger
  • Enter via the corner of Russell and Collins St, or via St Michael’s Walk.
  • Use hand sanitiser as you enter.
  • Observe 1.5m physical distancing from people not in your household.
  • Sit in a pew with a purple ribbon keeping 1.5m from others.
  • If you’re at all unwell, please stay home.

 

*Please note upcoming music may be subject to change.