September 2004



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1 Wed

1.00pm - 1.40pm Pitt St, Uniting Church lunchtime recital More info Free

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation


2 Thu

6.30pm Recital on the new Mander Organ, Sydney Grammar School
Organist, Christopher Wrench (Brisbane) $20/$10


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) - Allegro & Andante (Fantasia in f) for a Clockwork, KV 608
Georg Böhm (1661-1733) - Vater unser im Himmelreich
César Franck (1822-1890) - Prelude, Fugue and Variation, op 18
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) - Sonata I
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) - Prelude and Fugue in Eb BWV 552


3 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation



6.30pm Duo Recital on the new Mander Organ, Sydney Grammar School
Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen $20/$10


George Frederic Handel (1685 - 1759) - Prelude and Fugue
Barry Cabena (b. 1933) - Variations on an Original Theme
Robert Ampt (b. 1949) - Gaudiamus Igitur
Robert Ampt (b. 1949) - Waltzing Matilda for Four Feet
Jon Laukvik (b. 19??) - MM
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) - Overture for Wind Instuments


4 Sat


5 Sun

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall - 4pm

SOLD OUT!! Tickets now available for a Second performance at 8pm

100 tickets for the 4pm concert have been kept for Organ Music Society Members. Please contact Andrew Davidson to claim a ticket.
Phone: 02 9489 6774, Mobile: 0414 385 311


The Silver Anniversary Concert


A FREE concert celebrating 25 years of the Sydney Opera House Grand Organ


The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Grand Organ is an extraordinary instrument – with over 10,000 pipes, it is the largest mechanical action organ in the world. It was designed by Australian Ronald Sharp and completed in 1979.

To celebrate the Silver Anniversary, Sydney Opera House is offering the people of Sydney the opportunity to hear a free concert of organ music demonstrating the full range of the Grand Organ’s power – from iconic Baroque classics to Wurlitzer-style popular favourites.

The concert will be presented by ABC Radio’s Guy Noble and feature seven of Australia’s finest organists:

Robert Ampt
John Atwell
Cliff Bingham
David Drury
Warwick Dunham
Amy Johansen
Sarah Kim


Choir of St James Church, Sydney
John Foster trumpet
Sergei Golovko marimba


Program to include:

Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Bach - Trio Sonata for organ No.2 in C minor
Charpentier - Prelude to a Te Deum
Mozart - Fantasia in F minor
Beethoven - Adagio for a Mechanical Organ
Fauré - Pie Jesu from Requiem
Bizet - Prelude from Carmen
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No.4 in G Major, Op.39
Binge - Elizabethan Serenade
Leighton - Gloria from Sarum Mass
Naji Hakim - Hommage à Igor Stravinsky
Carr Boyd - The Bells of Sydney Harbour
Krotil - Sticks on Steppes
Duke Ellington - Moonlight Serenade
John Williams - Medley of film scores
Arr. Ampt - Waltzing Matilda

To register for tickets

Information about the Opera House Organ



2pm St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, Sydney Ruffatti 2004 M 2/22

Ken Martin (Organ) with Catherine de Luca (Soprano), Lamorna Nightingale (Flute) - Franck, Mozart, Handel, Bozza

Enquiries: 02 9871 0825 - $5

3.30pm Great Hall, University of Sydney recital More info Free Admission


6 Mon


7 Tue


8 Wed

12.30pm - 1.00pm St John's Cathedral, Parramatta lunchtime recital More info Donation

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation


9 Thu

1.00pm - 1.40pm Pitt St, Uniting Church lunchtime recital More info Free

6.30pm Choral Concert with the new Mander Organ, Sydney Grammar School
Sydneian Bach Choir performing Monteverdi Vespers Vespers 1610 (Vespro Della Beata Vergine). Conductor: Christopher Shepard, accompanied by Robert Wagner $20/$10



10 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation



6.30pm Recital on the new Mander Organ, Sydney Grammar School
Organist, Philip Swanton $20/$10


Johann Christoph Bach (1642 - 1703) - Prelude and Fugue in E major
Johann Michael Bach (1648 - 1694) - Chorale Preludes: Von Gott will ich nicht lassen,
- In dich hab' ich gehoffet, Herr
Johann Christoph Bach - Aria and Variations in A minor
Johann Bernhard Bach (1676 - 1749) - Ciacona in G
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) - Toccata & Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710 - 1784) - Chorale Prelude: Jesu, meine Freude
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732 - 1795) - Allegretto in F
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788) - Adagio in D minor Wq n.v.66
- Sonata in F major Wq 70,3
- Fantasia and Fugue in C minor


11 Sat

6.00pm - 7.00pm 2MBS-FM Organ Music Society Radio Program 102.5MHz Program details


12 Sun

6.30pm Choral Concert with the new Mander Organ, Sydney Grammar School
Sydneian Bach Choir performing Monteverdi Vespers Vespers 1610 (Vespro Della Beata Vergine). Conductor: Christopher Shepard, accompanied by Robert Wagner $20/$10


13 Mon


14 Tue


15 Wed

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation


1.10 - 1.50pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Verbrugghen Hall (Pogson/South Island Organ Co. 1973/2001 M 3/37)
Philip Swanton performs works of the Bach family including J S Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" BWV 565
Admission free Enquiries 02 9351 1342


16 Thu


17 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation


18 Sat

7.30pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Verbrugghen Hall (Pogson/South Island Organ Co. 1973/2001 M 3/37)

Sarah Kim performs the Poulenc Organ Concerto in G minor with the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra
Bookings and Enquiries 02 9351 1342


19 Sun

3.00pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Verbrugghen Hall (Pogson/South Island Organ Co. 1973/2001 M 3/37)

Sarah Kim performs the Poulenc Organ Concerto in G minor with the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra
Bookings and Enquiries 02 9351 1342



2pm St Mark's Anglican Church, Jamieson St, Granville (Telford 1891)

A recital in memory of Fred Birkett who was for many years associated with St Mark's as organist. Peter Kneeshaw along with choir and trumpet will perform sacred music written by Fred Birkett, and some of his favourite organ solos.

Entry by donation Enquiries: 02 9622 2589


20 Mon


21 Tue


22 Wed

12.30pm - 1.00pm St John's Cathedral, Parramatta lunchtime recital More info Donation

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation


23 Thu


24 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation


25 Sat


26 Sun

2pm St Paul's Anglican Church, Kogarah, 57 Princes Highway, Kogarah

Recital to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the dedication of St Paul's. Recitalists: Derek Moule (Organ), Phillipa Gissing (Organ), Anne Spear (Violin) and Lauren Moule (Trombone)

Donation welcome

Conacher 1905 Tracker action 2/9

Program includes:
Bach: Toccata and Fugue (Dorian)
Wagner: Pilgrim's Chorus from 'Tannhauser'
Parry: Chorale Prelude on "Christe, Redempter Ominum"
Joplin: Swipesy

Enquiries: 02 9580 1433


27 Mon


28 Tue

10.30am Sydney Town Hall lunchtime recitals More info KID'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL - The Little Maestros meet the Grand Organ. Kids play instruments afterwards


29 Wed

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation


30 Thu


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