The historically strong relationship between music and religion is set to be highlighted by All Saints' Cathedral's recently appointed director of music, David Hood.
Mr Hood accepted the position in February, succeeding Gavin Tipping, who had been in the role since January 2016.
With a diverse background in music, Mr Hood is hoping to use his experience to promote the close relationship between music and the Anglican church.
"I love working for the church, and music is such an important form of expression in the worship of God," he said.
"Church music is steeped in tradition, with some of the hymns regularly performed at services dating back to around 500 years ago."
Mr Hood's musical background includes a trumpet major at Adelaide's Elder Conservatorium of Music, membership with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and a variety of positions as a freelance musician in Sydney.
The first major event Mr Hood ran at All Saints' Cathedral was a Good Friday performance of Olivet to Cavalry, a church cantata composed by English organist John Henry Maunder.
"We invited a number of Bathurst community choirs to join the church for a rousing performance of the cantata," he said.
"Any event involving a mass choir and challenging music is a rewarding experience."
As director of music, Mr Hood is aiming to uphold the grand traditions of church music by injecting hymns with colour and spiritualism.
"I'd like to inspire people to come to church and worship through their voices," he said.
"There are so many composers who have contributed to the history of church music, and i'm eager to introduce their works to the congregation."
Mr Hood said music provides infinite room for development and that it's near impossible to comprehend the complete scope of the artform.
"No matter how much you research and practice, music never fails to please the senses as there's always room to improve," he said.
"Music speaks to the human condition in so many ways, whether it be spiritually, emotionally or physically."
Beyond his role with the church, Mr Hood teaches trumpet, piano and vocals at the Mitchell Conservatorium, taking on child and adult students.
Through all his pursuits, Mr Hood's mission is to make music as enjoyable and accessible as possible.
"There's always something to do with music, and it's a career where you're lucky enough to dissect some of the greatest compositions history has presented us," he said.