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Apply now for valuable Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir Scholarships


The Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir in Bendigo is currently wishing to recruit new members from amongst the students at Catherine McAuley College and Marist College Bendigo.

The mixed-voice (SATB) Cathedral Choir currently comprises 32 members, approximately half of whom are on scholarship are drawn from amongst Catholic schools in Bendigo.

The choir scholarships, currently valued at $1,200 per year, offer a wonderful opportunity for students in Catholic colleges to contribute towards the choral music at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

The choir sings music from the Church’s rich tradition of Gregorian chant and polyphony in Latin and English, plus traditional and contemporary hymnody and psalmody from Catholic and ecumenical sources.

Rehearsals are held in the Cathedral Hall:

  • Thursdays 6.30 – 8pm during school terms from
  • Sundays 9.45 – 10.30am in the Cathedral nave, prior to the 11am Mass.

To apply, download the Application Form below, complete and return by Monday 14 June 2021

For more information, contact Paul Taylor, Organist & Director of Music, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo

Auditions will be held in the Cathedral Choir Room on Saturday, 19 June 2021 from 10AM

  • Applicants are required to sing a familiar Christmas Carol or Advance Australia Fair in addition to completing ear tests and a passage of sight-singing.
  • Sight-singing ability is a distinct advantage.