FREE ORGAN RECITALS
Colourful and exciting concerts on the amazing 126-stop, 5 manuals & pedals, 1890 Wm Hill & Son Grand Organ. Each Lunchtime concert comprises two different half-hour programs.
12.15 - 12.45pm and 1.15 - 1.45pm
Enquiries: Robert Ampt 02 4758 6067 or
02 9256 9007
Information on the organ
APRIL, Monday 7th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
PLAYING FAVOURITES - Robert Ampt (Sydney City Organist)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn), Chopsticks for Organ (Ampt), Sonatina from Cantata 106 (Bach), Suite Gothique (Boellmann), Surprise Symphony (Haydn), Zadok the Priest (Handel), Aria (Saint-Martin), Toccata (Widor)
MAY, Tuesday 27th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
CHANNEL MUSIC - Kurt Ison
Praeludium in D (Buxtehude), Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel), Adagio (Bridge), Dialogue (Marchand), Stele pour un enfant defunt (Vierne), Grand Choeur (Salome), Fantasia in G, Air on the G String (Bach), Cantabile (Franck), Allegro maestoso (Elgar)
JUNE, Tuesday 10th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
HALFWAY TO CHRISTMAS - Robert Ampt
Grand Choeur (Franck), In dulci jubilo (Bach), Christmas Cradle Song (Hollins), Australian Christmas Suite (Ampt), Adeste fideles (Hakim), Stille nacht (Planyavsky), Adeste fideles (Taylor), Noel (Balbastre), Adeste fidelis (Dupre)
OCTOBER, Wednesday 8th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOUIS! - Christopher Wrench (Brisbane)
Includes Carillon de Westminster, Claire de Lune, Impromptu (Vierne), Prelude and Fugue in g (Dupre) and Captain Logan's Fancy (Brumby)
OCTOBER, Tuesday 28th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
MUSICAL MOSAIC - Robert Ampt
Epilogue (Langlais), Le Banquet Celeste (Messiaen), Verset (Guilmant), Passacaglia and Fugue in c (Bach), Toccata Op. 59 (Reger), Tune in E (Thalben-Ball), Elijah on the Mountain (Ampt), Final from Symphonie I (Vierne)
NOVEMBER, Monday 10th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm
CABARET - Robert Goode (Organ) & Jeannie Kelso (Soprano and Celtic Harp)
A mixture of favourites ranging from delightful and humourous to moving and nostalgic.
DECEMBER, Monday 22nd, 8.00pm
CHRISTMAS AT THE TOWN HALL
Monday 22nd December at 8.00pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
A magical, traditional celebration of Christmas
with exciting and moving music, eastern gallery trumpets, poetry, pageantry and more ...
Favourite Christmas Carols and music including: The First Nowell, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Away in a Manger, O Holy Night and Hallelujah Chorus
Plus new settings of Silent Night and Angels, From the Realms of Glory
And new music: Sing for Joy, O Earth and Sky (Ampt) and A Summer's Child is Born Today (Bowen)
Massed Choir (Sydney University Graduate Choir, Sydney Community College Choir, Central Coast Chorale, St John's, Wahroonga), Central Coast Conservatorium Childrens' Choir, Castle Hill RSL Youth Concert Band, Vanessa Souter (Harp), Deborah Cheetham (Soprano), Robert Ampt (Grand Organ).
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
DECEMBER, Monday 29th, 12.15pm
YOUNG ORGANISTS' DAY
Performances by gifted young players
and tours inside the Grand Organ
Players: Sarah Kim and Sueng Youn Choi (Open Section), Andrej Kouznetsov (Intermediate)
Inquiries: City Info (02) 9265 9007 or visit our website www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
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