The present organ was built in 1991 by Australian Pipe Organs, restoring and expanding the 1866 Fincham organ. 2 manuals, 18 speaking stops, 8 couplers, electro-pneumatic action.
Gt: 188.8.131.52.2.III. Sw: 184.108.40.206.2.III.8. Ped: 16.16.10-2/3.8.4.
David Brown has served as the Old Cathedral's organist since 2010. David undertook studies as an organ scholar at the Universities of Cambridge and St Andrews and is currently also the College Organist for Scotch College. Each service concludes with an organ postlude.
The Old Cathedral Voices and Composer-in-Residence
Formed in March 2009 from some of Melbourne’s finest choral soloists, directed by Jenny George, The Old Cathedral Voices specialise in one-voice-per-part performance of English Church music from the renaissance to the present day.
St James' is committed to commissioning new music for the ensemble and to date over twenty pieces have been written for and premiered by the group. Our Composer-in-Residence for 2021-23 is Andrew Anderson.
In 2022 we launched a CD of Anderson's choral music, much of which was commissioned or premiered at St James' Old Cathedral. CDs can be purchased at the church and the music can be listened to on Spotify and YouTube.
In July 2011 the Old Cathedral Voices released their debut CD, A Musical Devotion. In July 2013 they released their second CD, Tallis & Byrd, an exploration of music for lower voices (Alto, Tenor and Bass) by those composers. They can be purchased online at CD Baby.
Canon Matt Williams (Vicar)
Rev. Mike Raiter
Ms. Bei-En Zou
Ms. Lisa Wardell
Cnr King & Batman Sts
West Melbourne 3003
Zoom Room 597-917-6529.
T 03 9329 0903
Service in Church / YouTube:
Sundays at 10:00 am
Monday to Friday:
8:30 am: Morning Prayer
5:30 pm: Evening Prayer
9:00 pm: Litany, Bedtime Prayer