About the Director of Music

Barbara Griffin is a Kiwi and former Sydney-sider who tree-changed to the Southern Highlands in 2013.

Barbara has had an exciting career as a professional musician, screen composer, arranger and published composer/writer/producer signed to Sony/ATV.

She has written, recorded and toured with many of Australia’s top artists, including Delta Goodrem, Alex Lloyd, Christine Anu, Jenny Morris, and Jon Stevens, and even wrote a song for Joe Cocker.

Classically trained, Barbara studied Piano and Organ at Dr Hoch’s Konservatorium in Frankfurt, Germany and Piano Performance and Composition at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.

A former Cathedral chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral in Wellington, and a long-time church organist both in New Zealand and more recently at the Parish of Sutton Forest, Barbara also founded the Bundanoon Sings! community choir which she ran for a year as Artistic Director.

Barbara’s connection with the Cathedral began when she played the organ for the Synod service in 2016.

Barbara is excited and grateful for her new position commencing in July 2017, and looks forward to upholding the excellent Anglican traditions and high standards of music that the Goulburn Cathedral and Choir are known for, and serving the greater community.

Barbara is a committed Christian who hopes that providing beautiful music will continue to inspire worship; and through concerts and special events, also attract new parishioners to the Cathedral.

Barbara would love to hear from you. You can contact her by email here.