St. Paul’s Cathedral is the cathedral of the Anglican diocese of Melbourne and Victoria. The cathedral is one of the landmarks that dominates Melbourne’s Central Business District. The location of the cathedral also has historical significance as it was the site of the first Christian service to be held in the newly founded Melbourne in 1835. Thereafter the site became a corn market until the lands were acquired to build the cathedral in 1848. Designed in the Gothic transition style by well known English architect William Butterfield, the foundation stone was not laid down until 1880. St. Paul’s was finally consecrated in 1891 and spires were added to the original design by John Barr in the 1920s.
A T.C Lewis organ was brought from England for the cathedral and it is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of the well known 19th century organ makers. Bells donated by Thomas Dyer Edwardes are rung every Wednesday and Friday evening along with Sunday mornings and it is one of the only opportunities to hear 13 bell changes outside of England where the practice developed in the 17th century. (source)
Click here to download an MP3 of JS Bach - Sinfonia to Cantata 29 (arr Gehring) - played by David Ratnanayagam on the St Paul's Cathedral organ.