Music at the Cathedral

The Music Department at the Metropolitan Cathedral exists to support the Cathedral’s mission and worship through the ongoing provision of a musical dimension to its rhythm of prayer and witness.

The Metropolitan Cathedral has been a leader in choral music in Wellington for over 130 years. There has been a mix of single sex and mixed junior, youth and adult choirs performing music to a high standard, enhancing the spiritual aspect of worship, and engaging the community in secular performances. Today it is one of only two Cathedrals in New Zealand that is directly associated with a school.

Find out about one of our fantastic choirs, or instrumental groups or learn more about our fundraising effort to refurbish our Hobday Organ.


Music Staff

Director of Music: Michael Fletcher
Michael has overall responsibility for the musical content of services and other events at the Cathedral. He also directs and trains the choirs.

Organist: Tom Chatterton
Tom plays for all Choral Masses and at other Archdiocesan services. Tom immigrated with his family to NZ in 2016, and was appointed Director of Music at St Matthew-in-the-City (Auckland) in 2016. He later moved to Wellington in 2017, where he has taken on the role of Head of Music at Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt.