Chapel Centenary Program Released

7 Mar 2014

In March 2014, Guildford Grammar School will celebrate the Centenary of the historic Chapel of St Mary & St George.

To celebrate this historic occasion, the School has commissioned leading Australian composer, Gerard Brophy, to write a new mass, which will be played for the first time to members of the School community at a special Service on Tuesday 25 March. The mass, written for didgeridoo, Himalayan singing bowls, voices, organ and choir, has been described by Mr Brophy as both a worshipful celebration of the Chapel's centenary as well as a recognition and reconciliation towards the original inhabitants of its location. As such it will be a confluence of the two great cultural traditions. Guildford Grammar School is located on the traditional lands of the Wajuk people.

The Mass will be performed by The Sydney Song Company, world renowned Didgeridoo player, William Barton, leading international organist, Daniel Trocme-Latter and several Guildford Grammar School choirs.

A week of special events has been planned for the School community. Further information and the full program of events, including performer profiles, is available by clilcking here.

Anyone seeking further information can contact Gillian MacDonald on 9377 9200 or email
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