More weird news from the cathedral in Sydney:
THE organist of St Andrew's Cathedral has been asked to tone down his loud musical flourishes at the end of Sunday services because members of the congregation have complained they cannot hear themselves think.
The organist's repertoire is now limited to quiet, slow-paced hymns and recessionals following the intervention of cathedral staff three weeks ago. The move has left some fans of traditional church music wondering about the future role of organ and choral music at Australia's oldest cathedral. But officials deny the cathedral's choir had also been banned from processing down the aisle during Sunday services to save time.
Morris, Linda. "Changes not music to purists' ears." Sydney Morning Herald 8 Sept 2008.
Labels: Australia, cathedrals, church music
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