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Advertisement placed 4th April, 2017

Christ Church, Lavender Bay

Organist / Music Director





Advertisement placed 4th April, 2017



Director of Music
July 1 2017

The Dean, Wardens and Cathedral Council wish to appoint a gifted musician to the role of Director of Music

We are an inclusive Anglican Cathedral and parish with a fine tradition of choral music, a robed choir.

The position includes a weekly choir rehearsal, Choral Eucharist on Sundays and availability for occasional diocesan services and monthly Evensong.

St Saviour's is a heritage listed cathedral and favourite building of its architect, Edmund Blacket.

The three manual cathedral organ is probably one of the finest historical organs in Australia.
It receives regular maintenance and is in excellent condition, its majestic tone matching the impressive and reverberant space of the cathedral.

Expressions of interest to the Dean:

Further information from can be found on our new website:

Closing Date: Friday 12th May, 2017



Advertisement placed 28th February, 2017


Campbell Street Presbyterian Church, Balmain
Organist required July 2, 9, 16 and 23
Contact Janice: 0408 697 297



Advertisement placed 9th February, 2017



Organist / organ scholar needed to play twice a month for Sunday Mass at St Thomas' R.C. Church, High St, Willoughby. (8.45am-10.30am)
We have a traditional Schola Choir, which rehearses once a fortnight on Monday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm.
The current instrument is a Digital Allen organ Working with the Music Director, Choral accompaniment is needed,
plus availability to accompany a rehearsal once a month (there is another organist who plays once a month)
Competitive rates of pay.

Contact:Lisa Lewis
Director of Music, Catholic Parish of the Lower North Shore




Advertisement placed 14th June, 2016



Roseville Uniting Church has established an Organ Scholarship, in memory of two former members of the Congregation, to support and encourage emerging organists to develop their talents in performance of traditional organ music.

The Scholarship will be granted on a 1-year basis.

It is expected that the successful applicant for the scholarship will work with one of the organists at Roseville Uniting Church meeting at least once a month during the period of the Scholarship.

At times convenient to the Church community, the Scholarship holder will have free access to practice on the Roseville Uniting Church organ. The organ is a two manual British Pianoforte Company of Sydney Pipe organ first built in 1917 and subsequently remodeled in 1961 by ST Noad and in 1981 and 2000 by Peter D.G. Jewkes. The current organ has 5 speaking stops in each of the Swell and Pedal divisions and 6 speaking stops in the Great division.

Opportunities for playing in worship services and performance will arise depending on the Scholarship holder's skill and willingness to perform.

The David and Lorraine Lusby Memorial Organ Scholarship Fund will pay the successful applicant for the Scholarship an amount of $3,000 payable in advance by four equal amounts of $750 on a quarterly basis.

For more details please contact Rev Laurel Barr - or 94165185 (Church Office)




Advertisement placed 30th April, 2016


St Barnabas Anglican Church, East Roseville is seeking a person to fill the position of Organist. The successful applicant will be expected to play the Organ at our 8.30am traditional service (alternating Morning Prayer or Communion) every Sunday and for special services on other days during the year, such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, together with the occasional wedding or funeral. The organist will have the freedom to choose music in consultation with rector. Limited assistance is available to cover leave during the year.

The organ is a well maintained pipe organ built by Whitehouse Bros, Brisbane, 1931.

For further details about the organ go to the link


The position is available now, for immediate start, with a payment at a competitive rate
For enquiries and further details please contact:

Lauren Gumley



Advertisement placed 16th April, 2016


St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in St Ives is seeking an organist to play once a month at the 9:30am Sunday service and possibly from time to time for a Monday evening choir practice.

The organ is an Ahlborn Galanti electronic model and the hymns are taken from Together in Song. There is also a piano-style electronic keyboard, if that is suitable.

To discuss, please contact Jill Stevenson, Deputy Session Clerk, on 0417 274501 or 9983 9188, or email