Music at All Saints

All Saints has a vibrant music programme to enhance its soul-stirring Anglican liturgies. A full choir or a cantor leads music at Sunday services, supported by our 1857 pipe organ and often augmented by brass, harp or strings.

There are many opportunities for you to become involved in the musical life of the parish.

Introducing the choirs

All Saints Choir

The choir is an SATB ensemble of approximately 12-16 singers that sings a varied repertoire from Gregorian Chant to contemporary liturgical music. It offers an important ministry in leading and inspiring the whole worshipping community. The choir sings music for a range of services including the 9.30am high mass, choral evensong and carol services. Scholarships are awarded to outstanding tertiary students who provide musical leadership in the choir or at the organ.

All Saints Youth Choristers

Recognising that children are the future, the Youth Chorister programme began in 2011 for young people aged 8 to 16. The programme aims to develop the choristers’ confidence and team skills while providing a free musical education and fostering a life-long enjoyment of music.

Why join a church choir?

It's an excellent way to develop musical skills that are valuable far beyond the church context:

  • Experience the thrill of singing great works of sacred music in the context for which they were written
  • Develop sight-singing, vocal and ensemble skills in a supportive environment
  • Discover the joy of the shared experience in making music in a group

All Saints is affiliated with the RSCM Australia.


Concerts at All Saints

With its wonderful acoustic and architectural beauty, All Saints is frequently a venue chosen for concerts by choirs, orchestras and soloists. Recent performances have been given by groups such as the Pocket Score Company, Igitur Nos, the Resonants, the Canberra Youth Choir, ANU Harp Ensemble, the Oriana Chorale, Lady's Mantle, the Monteverdi Allstars, Limestone Consort, and the University of Canberra Musical Society.

Groups interested in holding performances at All Saints should contact the Parish Office.



Director of Music and Organist

Dr Terry Norman, termernorman 'at' (replace 'at' with @)

Director of Youth Choristers

Dr Clara Teniswood, clara.teniswood 'at' (replace 'at' with @)


Terry Norman, Les Davey


Music Calendar

The 2016 Choir Schedule for both the All Saints Choir and the All Saints Youth Choristers can be viewed on the calendar below. Please note that only services at which the choirs will sing are listed.  For all other services please click here.


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