The Narthex receives great reviews


The domed music performance space at St Mary's Cathedral Hobart has received some great feedback.

The Narthex is a four level building adjacent to the Catholic Cathedral. It contains a crypt, a ground level foyer, a first floor flexible meeting and office space and the domed Choir/Function space on the top floor.

The performance room was design by Robert Morris-Nunn, a Tasmanian architect, as an acoustic and architectural gem for choral and instrumental jazz and chamber music. Marshall Day provided acoustic consultancy services. 

Recently the space was used for the annual Mona Foma festival in Hobart.

Performers have referred to it as "stunning and a perfect venue for intimate chamber music". 

Elanée Ensemble has said "The St. Mary's Cathedral Centre is stunning and a perfect venue for intimate chamber concerts, holding just under 100 people. Robert Morris-Nunn, the architect, must have psychic knowledge about things that make musicians happy. The domed ceiling not only looked beautiful, but amplified voices enough that no-one told me I should speak up - yet another first! The instruments also sounded wonderful in there"

An article about the venue can be found here.