Cathe­dral on song to mark twin cen­te­nar­ies

Geraldton Guardian - - NEWS - Ge­off Vi­vian

Ger­ald­ton iden­tity Peter Fiorenza snapped this night-time view of St Fran­cis Xavier Cathe­dral dec­o­rated with a poppy in re­mem­brance of World War I vet­er­ans.

Hawes Her­itage Events is host­ing a me­mo­rial con­cert at the cathe­dral tonight cel­e­brat­ing 100 years since the ar­mistice was signed, as well as 100 years since the cathe­dral it­self was built.

Or­gan­iser Gerry East­man said the cathe­dral had a spe­cial con­nec­tion with WWI.

“Many of the stat­ues and win­dows are ded­i­cated to fallen sol­diers, and the crypt un­der the cathe­dral has an hon­our board of 57 fallen sol­diers whose fam­i­lies do­nated money to the build­ing,” she said.

Mrs East­man said the con­cert would be­gin out­side with the Ger­ald­ton City Band play­ing WWI-era mu­sic be­fore march­ing in with the 11th Bat­tal­ion Liv­ing

His­tory Unit, who will form up around the eter­nal flame.

Vis­it­ing soloists in­clude Tas­ma­nian trum­peter Jo­ran Levy,

Perth so­prano Katje Webb and St Mary’s Cathe­dral Perth or­gan­ist Jac­inta Ja­cov­ce­vic.

The seats are all sold out.

Pic­ture: Peter Fiorenza

Ger­ald­ton's St Fran­cis Xavier Cathe­dral by night.

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