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The church building has re-opened and we are welcoming our friends back to church services and church events.
We are excited for the return of Thursday Lunchtime recitals and seeing amazing guest musicians back in church on Sundays.
If you are joining us for an event, please remember that you must show your COVID vaccination certificate, or medical exemption before entering the church building. 

Music on Sundays at St Michael’s

Each week we feature Australian and International guest artists of renown to be a part of Sunday service. They bring something extra to our services – gravitas, joy, hope.
If you cannot make it to an in-church service, we continue our Online Gatherings and bring  inspirational guest musicians into your home. These are available to view each Sunday from 10am.

 

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

Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recitals have returned. We are excited to see the church doors open for this favoured event again.

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

Thursday 18 November St Michael’s presents “Boak plays Bach”.
 St Michael’s own organist and Manager of Music, Rhys Boak, will perform an all Bach Program that includes both of Bach’s Toccata and fugue in D minor(s), the Passacaglia in C minor and other famous Bach. It’s all Bach and all Boak.

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

  • You must show your COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or exemption to a staff member before entering the church building
  • 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
  • Facemasks must be worn covering mouth and nose inside the church​ (unless medically exempted)
  • 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.