A vibrant musical tradition

The Church of the Resurrection strives to be a centre for musical excellence.

As a result of the generous bequest of Alice Mapstone, the parish provides four choral scholarships per year to young musicians. A variety of choral repertoire is heard regularly at the Church, bringing a sense of mystery, awe and beauty to our worship.

Our musical life grows from a place of empowering and involvement. Our congregation is encouraged to sing with confidence, assisted by the choir. We have a high quality group of excellent church organists and pianists who are also available to play for weddings and funerals.

The Church of the Resurrection has a lively, resonant acoustic that lends itself to musical performance. The church has hosted performances by many groups, including Art Song Perth, the Giovanni Consort, Flutissimo, Melismatica, the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, and local teachers.

Director of music

Kate Oliver

Director of Music

Kate was appointed Director of Music in 2016 and was one of the original Mapstone Scholars. She is a young conductor, soprano and educator from Perth, Western Australia. She is also conductor of Churchlands Choral Society, and senior tutor with the Australian Girls Choir, where she conducts two of their specialist choirs. Kate is a Graduate of the University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she is this year completing her honours degree.

The Mapstone Scholars

Stephanie Parr

Senior Mapstone Scholar

Born and raised in Perth, Stephanie began her music education at an early age, learning the violin before focussing on singing. She holds a degree in Music Education in Voice from the University of Western Australia. Stephanie is currently the Teacher in Charge of Music at John Forrest Secondary College where she is also the vocal teacher and choral conductor. Stephanie is a passionate choral musician and has sung with many choirs across Perth including the St George's Cathedral Choir and the Giovanni Consort.

Rachel Martella

Mapstone Scholar

Rachel is studying a Bachelor of Arts at UWA, majoring in Music Studies and Specialist Music Studies in Classical Vocal Performance. Her love of music began as a child at her local church where her three older sisters sang every week. Always an avid singer, she was in every choir in primary school and started formal singing lessons in high school. Along with her practical studies at UWA, Rachel is a member of the Winthrop Singers and performs with various early music and chamber ensembles throughout the year. Rachel has just completed an Eton Choral Course in England and is eager to develop her singing skills further with the Mapstone Scholars at the beautiful Church of the Resurrection.

Scott Collinson

Mapstone Scholar

Nathaniel Shivaraman

Mapstone Scholar

Nathaniel graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Western Australia, and currently works as a professional Mechanical Engineer. He has had a passion for music since an early age playing the violin and piano, and has a deep-seated love for Baroque music. In 2011 he was an avid member of The Winthrop Singers, and has performed on numerous occasions throughout Perth in various other vocal ensembles. Nathaniel relishes every Sunday devoted to singing at The Church of the Resurrection. He hopes to further develop his aural and small ensemble musical skills, and share sacred musical tradition with the congregation.