[vc_row content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1556020533942{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551866277326{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}”]

An Australasian International Festival of Church Music



[/vc_column_text][qodef_separator position=”left” color=”#000000″ width=”22″ thickness=”3″ top_margin=”28″ bottom_margin=”28″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1561423538608{padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”]During the week, 6-14 July, Sydney will witness the largest gathering of sacred music practitioners and enthusiasts ever assembled in Australia & NZ. The program, the various streams available, the accommodation, the venues, the leaders, the opportunities are all genuinely world-class. Sydney inSpires is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all involved in church music in the Souther Hemisphere.

Choir members, band members, leaders, clergy, organists, students, conductors and teachers – whether expert or beginner, amateur or professional – Sydney inSpires is for you! A multi-streamed approach throughout the week centred around the University of Sydney and St Andrew’s Cathedral School will culminate in two exciting events in the City’s premiere venue – Sydney Town Hall.

All participants will sing and play in the ‘Prom Praise’ concert with the Gospel Orchestra of Sydney and Festival Choir, conducted by Professor Noel Tredinnick CBE, with Paris’ Thomas Ospital on the famous Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ. All participants also sing in the performance of Bach’s immortal ‘St Matthew Passion’ – commonly regarded as the greatest piece of Sacred Music ever composed. Professional Soloists and orchestra will be selected from the finest players of the Sydney Orchestras, the National Youth Choir of Australia will be singing the inner choruses and the work will be conducted by Dr David Hill, director of London’s Bach Choir and Yale’s Sacred Schola Cantorum.

Throughout the week lecture-demonstrations, services, seminars, recitals, flash choirs, workshops, and concerts will be held at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney Town Hall, St James King St, St Mary’s Cathedral, St Andrew’s Cathedral School and Sydney University.

Come and sing carols with John Rutter, take conducting masterclasses with the world’s finest teachers, learn the organ from scratch, or take it to diploma level.

A separate Children’s Choir, maximum of 38 places for under 14s, will be run by acknowledged experts from Australia and overseas. Generous Scholarship funds are available to deserving recipients.[/vc_column_text][qodef_button size=”small” type=”solid” target=”_blank” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-download” font_weight=”700″ text=”program” link=””%5D%5Bvc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1553423684612{padding-top: 16px !important;}”]

Please note: program is subject to change and is a guide only

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Dr David Hill, Dr John Rutter, Dr Barry Rose

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1561423612574{padding-top: 8px !important;}”]Royal Evensong, Vespers, the two Festival Sunday morning services, Prom Praise, Festival of Lessons and Carols with John Rutter, the St Matthew Passion, as well as workshops on Vocal Technique/Health, Renaissance Polyphony & other seminars[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”For Organists” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1551506451266{padding-top: 16px !important;padding-bottom: 16px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551507247224{padding-top: 8px !important;padding-bottom: 8px !important;padding-left: 8px !important;background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”]

Anne Marsden Thomas & Thomas Ospital

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551506859797{padding-top: 8px !important;}”]Incorporating the 2019 Sydney Organ Academy, and using the extraordinary range of Sydney’s organs (Town Hall, Opera House, Cathedrals, etc.), the course will involve individual lessons every day, basic technique, advanced academy, learn to improvise, advanced improvisation, the Liturgical Organist, Hymn-playing, Pedal surgery, Organist-Pianist conversion, Recitals, Art of Accompaniment, seminars & Masterclasses[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”For Youth” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1551506668408{padding-top: 16px !important;padding-bottom: 16px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1561423644466{padding-top: 8px !important;padding-bottom: 8px !important;padding-left: 8px !important;background-color: #f4f4f4 !important;}”]

Dr Barry Rose

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551507221115{padding-top: 8px !important;}”]Vocal lessons, Youth rehearsals, Excursions, Fun!

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Dr Noël Tredinnick

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1551506970382{padding-top: 8px !important;}”]Professional Development, Conducting technique, Arranging, Church musicians’ survival guide, Writing and using hymns, Using other instruments in worship[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1551530577321{padding-right: 84px !important;padding-left: 84px !important;}”][vc_column][qodef_separator position=”left” color=”#000000″ width=”22″ thickness=”3″ top_margin=”28″ bottom_margin=”28″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1556018585960{padding-bottom: 16px !important;}”]Pricing[/vc_column_text][qodef_pricing_tables columns=”qodef-four-columns”][qodef_pricing_table title=”RSCM Member” show_button=”yes” active=”no” price=”1250″ currency=”AU$” price_period=”Conference Fee” button_text=”register now” link=”″%5D2019%5B/qodef_pricing_table%5D%5Bqodef_pricing_table title=”Non-member” show_button=”yes” active=”no” price=”1350″ currency=”AU$” price_period=”Conference Fee” button_text=”register now” link=”″%5D2019%5B/qodef_pricing_table%5D%5Bqodef_pricing_table title=”RSCM affiliated Choirs” show_button=”yes” active=”no” price=”1100″ currency=”AU$” price_period=”Per member” button_text=”register now” link=”″%5D10+ registered members[/qodef_pricing_table][qodef_pricing_table title=”Student/Pensioner” show_button=”yes” active=”no” price=”1100″ currency=”AU$” price_period=”Conference Fee” link=”″ button_text=”register now”]2019[/qodef_pricing_table][/qodef_pricing_tables][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width=”grid” css=”.vc_custom_1551530685508{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 32px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″][qodef_button size=”” type=”outline” target=”_blank” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-music” font_weight=”700″ text=”scholarship guidelines” link=””%5D%5B/vc_column%5D%5Bvc_column width=”1/2″][qodef_button size=”” type=”solid” target=”_blank” icon_pack=”font_awesome” fa_icon=”fa-music” font_weight=”700″ text=”apply for scholarship” link=”″%5D%5B/vc_column%5D%5B/vc_row%5D%5Bvc_row css=”.vc_custom_1551562329253{padding-right: 84px !important;padding-bottom: 16px !important;padding-left: 84px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=”Refunds Policy” title_align=”separator_align_left”][vc_column_text]All fees must be paid when you register. If you cancel prior to 31 March 2019 we will refund all fees paid less $100. If you cancel after that date and until 6 June 2019, we will refund 50% of all fees paid. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 6 June. The best alternative to cancellation would be to transfer your registration to someone else. St Paul’s College Accommodation may be cancelled by 3 July 2019, without penalty.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=”Other Options” title_align=”separator_align_left”][vc_column_text]If you are only able to attend Sydney inSpires for one or a few days, we will be very happy to see you. If you would like us to frame a special package for those days you can come, we are happy to do so.

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