Spirits to soar at Songs of Praises

Midwest Times
Performers at the Songs of Praises event will include the Geraldton City Band, cathedral choir and organ, Choral Society, Sing Australia, The Boys’ Brigade Australia and Geraldton Grammar School students.
Camera IconPerformers at the Songs of Praises event will include the Geraldton City Band, cathedral choir and organ, Choral Society, Sing Australia, The Boys’ Brigade Australia and Geraldton Grammar School students. Credit: Supplied

Geraldton’s Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross is opening its doors to religious and non-denominational members of the community for its annual musical event, Songs of Praises, on Sunday.

Organiser Marjorie Smith said this year the church hoped for a strong turnout of 300 people.

“We would like to invite anyone who wants to sing praises to God,” Mrs Smith said.

“Anyone in the community is welcome — in fact, we would be so delighted if non-churchgoers would come so they can experience the event.”

Songs of Praises, which has been on the church calendar since 2006, adopts the style of popular and long-running British television show Songs of Praise.

Mrs Smith said the event would have a big finale.

“We have a guest organist from Perth coming down,” she said. “Dr Andrew Gardner — he’s of the anaesthetics department at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital — he composed the trumpet arrangement for the final hymn.

“It will be a big finish.”

The Songs of Praises concert will be held on September 17 at 2pm and will include an afternoon tea.

Interested community members are encouraged to bring a donation for admission.

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