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Domus Dei Duo bringing Bach sacred music to the Church

Rachael Shipard and Eleanor Adeney

CLASSICALLY-trained musicians Eleanor Adeney and Rachael Shipard are adding churches to their list of potential venues to add “dignity and solemnity” to Catholic liturgies around Brisbane. The Brisbane Catholics and renowned musicians are combining their Catholic faith with their musical prowess to play sacred music for liturgies throughout Brisbane. “Our faith is very important to us and then we both ... Read More »

Cathedral’s first organ scholar pulling all stops to entice young musicians

Rachael Shipard

IT might be rare to see a young person behind the organ at Mass but for Rachael Shipard it’s the rightful place for a Catholic musician. The 21-year-old classically-trained pianist is the first organ scholar to be appointed to St Stephen’s Cathedral, under the Ralph Morton Memorial Organ Scholarship, launched earlier this year. It’s a new direction for the award-winning ... Read More »

Gregorian chant enthusiast admits tradition can be boring without proper teaching

Ronan Reilly

GREGORIAN chant promoter Ronan Reilly is the first to admit traditional church music can seem uninspiring in the beginning. As a young Catholic, the Sacred Music Association member remembers being bored by singing chant for the Mass. He couldn’t understand why it was useful spiritually or musically to sing one syllable over and over in various tones, a music system ... Read More »

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