Holy Name Choir

As defined by the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium (1963), sacred music surpasses merely religious music when it is joined to the liturgical rite. It becomes “a necessary and integral part of the solemn liturgy,” whose purpose is “the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful” (§112).

Holy Name Choir

The Holy Name Choir is a group of dedicated vocalists who sing every week at the 9:15am Sung Mass and on other principal feasts and liturgies throughout the year. Using a repertoire composed of sacred polyphony from both modern and ancient composers, the Choir aims to enhance the beauty and magnificence of the Traditional Mass.

This is an audition-only choir for those with at least a beginning proficiency in ensemble-singing and sightreading. There are no age restrictions but members must be able to read music and sing in pitch.

Both men and women are welcome to join and must be available between 8am-10:30am for both rehearsal and singing at the 9:15am Sunday Mass. Male members may also wish to join the Schola.

“As a manifestation of the human spirit,” said John Paul II in 1988,“music performs a function which is noble, unique, and irreplaceable. When it is truly beautiful and inspired, it speaks to us more than all the other arts of goodness, virtue, peace, of matters holy and divine. For good reason it has always been, and it will always be, an essential part of the liturgy.”
(December 23, 1988).
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Rehearsals

8:00am Sundays (8:30am in School Holidays).
Some extra practises before major feasts, e.g. Easter and Christmas.

WHERE: The Holy Name Church Meeting Room.

WHAT TO BRING: Some water.

AGE: There are no age restrictions but need to be able to read music and sing in pitch.

Singing at Mass

Each Sunday from 9:15-10:40am

Some singing is required on feast days

What to expect

Communication between choir members occurs via WhatsApp. The upcoming week’s repertoire is shared so that those who are new can prepare.

The Holy Name Choir sings at all 9:15am Sunday Masses and on other feasts throughout the year, such as Easter, Christmas and Holy Week. As such, there are no set breaks.

Important Note

Please note that once a commitment is made to sing in the choir there is an expectation that all members attend Sunday rehearsals and Masses. If unavailable, communication with the Choir Director is a must.

For Enquiries
Gaby Freer

Gaby Freer

Choir Director
E. mgf[at]pianophonics.com

There are currently openings for singers (Soprano/ Alto/ Tenor /Bass). Please contact Gaby Freer if you have any questions or would like to enquire about an audition.

“Music, that is the science or the sense of proper modulation, is likewise given by God’s generosity to mortals… in order to lead them to higher things.”
— Saint Augustine

Men’s Schola​

The Holy Name Schola is open to all men who have at least a minimal proficiency in singing and reading music. While the primary focus of the Schola is preparing for Saturday and Sunday morning Sung Masses, it also aims to refine talent and build competency in the reading and prayerful recitation of Gregorian Chant and other music used in the Liturgy. Members of the Schola have no obligation to sing at Masses, however, rehearsals will often prioritise the repertoire that will be chanted during the liturgy of that week.

The Schola is the sole choir at the 8:30am Sung Mass on Saturday mornings. On Sunday mornings, the Schola combines with the Choir to sing at the 9:15am Sung Mass and may also assist the priests in chanting Vespers on Sunday nights.
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Men's Schola Rehearsals

Weekly Rehersal on Mondays evenings from 4:00pm-4:30pm.

Some extra practises before major feasts, e.g. Easter and Christmas.

WHERE: Rehearsals are held in the Holy Name Church Meeting Room.

AGE: 18 and older4

Singing at Mass

Each Saturday 8:30am-9:30am.
Each Sunday 9:15am-10:30am.

Some singing is required on feast days

More on the Schola

The Schola is managed by Nick Augimeri with rehearsals led by Fr Sofatzis and communication occurs through a dedicated WhatsApp group. ​

Useful Links

Prospective and current members might find the following resources helpful:
For Enquiries
Fr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP

Fr Thomas Sofatzis FSSP

Assistant Priest
Contact Fr Sofatzis here.

Brett Green

Brett Green

Contact Person 2
M. 0420 844 680
E. bretthamiltongreen[at]gmail.com