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Allegri to ABBA

Music on the Terrace

  • Sunday, 24 Jul 2022 - 4PM
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Please Note: This event will be held at Government House Ballroom.

With the St George's Cathedral Consort Directed by Joseph Nolan.

A stunning program that begins with masterworks of the Renaissance and ends with modern-day classics by ABBA and Elton John.

St George's Cathedral Consort is one of Australia's leading choral ensembles and is frequently praised for its beautifully blended and lush sound. 

Joseph Nolan is internationally acclaimed as an organist and conductor with a reputation for exciting and vibrant performances. 

The concert begins with the beautiful Allegri's Miserere, which might never have been performed outside of the Vatican were it not for the audacity of a 14-year-old Mozart who transcribed it from memory after hearing a single performance. The world has since come to love the haunting quality of the music. 

The second half of this concert is devoted to the rich, sonorous harmonies of the blues and contemporary classics. The Lion Sleeps Tonight arranged by Jonathan Rathbone, is great fun and the ABBA arrangements demonstrate the sheer genius of the original compositions. 


Government House Foundation Members Friday 10 December 2021, 10am

General Public On Sale Monday 31 January 2022, 9am  


Joseph Nolan Conductor
St George's Cathedral Consort



Save when you purchase all five Music on the Terrace concerts held in the Ballroom with a subscription:

Subscriber $225 for five concerts
Standard $275 for five concerts

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A one-off handling fee of $6.60 applies to all web, phone and mail bookings. A fee of $3.85 applies to over the counter bookings. An additional fee of $4.40 per transaction applies for delivery via Registered Post. All ticket / item prices include GST, if applicable.


Starts 4:00pm
Finish 5:15pm*
No interval

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.

If you are feeling unwell prior to an event, we ask that you please do not attend and contact our Box Office to discuss options for your tickets.

Music on the Terrace is presented by the Government House Foundation

Photo by Russell Barton