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St George's Concert Series was established in 2008 by Artistic Director Dr Joseph Nolan soon after his arrival in Perth from the UK to take up the position of Master of Music at Perth's Anglican Cathedral.

Joseph Nolan, with tremendous support from former Dean of Perth, Dr John Shepherd, saw an opportunity to present world class classical concerts by composers of sacred music from across the centuries. He is known for crafting performances that respect the original intent while speaking to modern audiences. The result is a feeling of transcendence and a musicianship that is highly praised by critics.

This is a boutique series of four or five concerts per year, ensuring that each performance is meticulously prepared and performed to the highest quality.

Joseph is also passionate about nurturing young musical talent and created the Cathedral Consort alongside the Concert Series. This group of up to 24 professional singers has rapidly become sought-after for major choral performances.

The Concert Series features some of Australia's premier classical musicians and soloists, along with the Cathedral Consort and special international guests. This would not be possible without the generosity of underwriters Julian and Alexandra Burt, kind donations via the St George's Cathedral Foundation for the Arts and the unfailing support of Dr John Shepherd, Dean of Perth from 1990 to 2014.

Praise for St George’s Concert Series:

“World-Class” – The West Australian.

“The Cathedral Consort sang with an almost otherworldly precision and explosive power. . . . Joseph Nolan has a supreme talent for recognising where in a piece of music the genius resides, and how to communicate that to an audience in the most direct and uncompromising fashion. More of a musician you cannot ask.” – The West Australian.

“Perfection” – The West Australian.

“One of the most dynamic and musically engaging ‘Messiah’s that I've had the pleasure of hearing. Joseph Nolan has transformed the St George’s Cathedral Consort into an outstanding ensemble, with excellent technical control. Their clear articulation in all the fast passages and a beautifully blended sound brought considerable intensity and dramatic impact to the work’s more powerful moments. A genuinely moving and uplifting performance.” – The Australian.

“Uncompromising musicianship of the highest order.” – The West Australian.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

JOSEPH NOLAN

Joseph Nolan

Joseph Nolan

Artistic Director

Joseph Nolan

Artistic Director

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PRAISE FOR ST GEORGE'S CONCERT SERIES

"World-Class”, “Perfection”, “Spectacular”, “Breathtaking”, “Glorious”, “Uncompromising musicianship of the highest order."

The West Australian
The West Australian

“The Cathedral Consort sang with an almost otherworldly precision and explosive power. . . . Joseph Nolan has a supreme talent for recognizing where in a piece of music the genius resides, and how to communicate that to an audience in the most direct and uncompromising fashion. More of a musician you cannot ask.”

The West Australian
The West Australian

“One of the most dynamic and musically engaging ‘Messiah’s that I've had the pleasure of hearing. Joseph Nolan has transformed the St George’s Cathedral Consort into an outstanding ensemble, with excellent technical control. Their clear articulation in all the fast passages and a beautifully blended sound brought considerable intensity and dramatic impact to the work’s more powerful moments. A genuinely moving and uplifting performance.”

The Australian
The Australian

“Exceptional”

Australian Book Review
Australian Book Review Arts Update