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October 2011

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1 Sat

2 Sun

2pm $15/$10
Peter Jewkes, M.Foreman
(sop) & D.Johnson (trpt) Katoomba Uniting Church, 147 Katoomba St, Katoomba

3 Mon



"Organs never officially visited by the Society"

Notes from the organizer: Kevin Clancy.

The morning has two historic organs restored in 2010 & 2009 respectively. The afternoon has two organs built around a similar time (1929 & 1927).Your support in attending the ramble will ensure interest in the pipe organ for future generations in the region visited.

9.30am Wesley Uniting (Methodist) Church; Penshurst Street, cnr Percival Street, Penshurst.

T C Edwards1943/Electrified 1972 by Ian Brown/ Restored J W Parker 2010

This organ was the last built by T C Edwards in 1943. For many years the
Organ was played in services by Peter Rowe.

Great: Open Diapason 8, Stopped Diapason 8, Dulciana 8, Principal 4
Swell: Lieblich Gedact 8, Gamba 8, Flute 4
Pedal: Bourdon 16
Tremulant, + 6 Couplers

10.45am Hurstville Christadelphian Ecclesial Hall, cnr Boundry Rd & Myall St, Oatley

George Fincham 1905/Hill Pitchford & Garside 1983/ Peter Jewkes 2009
Built in 1905 Fincham & Son for St John's Presbyterian Church,
Wahroonga. Installed in new Wahroonga Church 1929 by Hill Norman &
Beard with the addition of Harmonic Flute 4 to Great. Installed in the
Present location 1961 with partial restoration by Pitchford & Garside in
1983. Partly restored by Peter Jewkes in 2009.

Great: Open Diapason 8, Dulciana 8, Clarabela 8, Principal 4, Harmonic Flute 4,
Swell: Violin Diapason 8, Gedact 8, Gamba 8 Oboe 8, Octave 4.
Pedal: Bourdon 16
Tremulant, Couplers Swell to Great, Swell to Pedal, Great to Pedal.

12.15pm LUNCH

1.30pm Hurstville Uniting Church; 20 The Avenue, Hurstville

Whitehouse Brothers 1929/Additions & restored Whitehouse 1963

A typical Whitehouse Brother's organ was built in 1929 with additions of
Great: Clarinet 8 and Swell: Vox Celeste 8 in 1963. Ian Brown & Associates maintain the organ.

Great: Open Diapason 8, Stop Diapason 8, Dulciana 8, Clarinet 8, Harmonic Flute 4.
Swell Horn Diapason 8, Lieblich Gedact 8, Echo Gamba 8, Vox Celeste 8, Oboe 8, Geigan Principal 4.
Pedal: Bourdon 16, Bass Flute 8
Tremulant, + 8 Couplers

3.30pm Atkinson Residence 42 Lily Street, Hurstville
Wurlitzer 1927 – ex Regent Theatre, Sydney
3 Manuals 16 ranks consisting:
Diaphonic Diapason, Tuba Horn, Clarinet, Vox Humana, Flute (Stopped),
Voile de'Orchestre, Viol Celeste, English Posthorn, Tibia Clausa,
Quintadena, String, Orchestra Oboe, Oboe Horn, Brass Saxophone, Brass
Trumpet, Kinura.

The organs as listed above are very well maintained and regularly tuned as of late July, 2011. A special bonus for the day is that our committee has agreed to provide free morning and afternoon tea. (Lunch at own expense.) Please bring your favorite music to explore their creative possibilities. See you there on the day.

Cost for the day $10 or $5 for each venue.


4 Tue

5 Wed

12.30pm - 1.30pm Sydney Town Hall

Jennifer Chou (Melbourne)


6 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Philip Swanton
(St Thomas', North Sydney)

$5 entry

7 Fri

8 Sat

Sydney Organ Competition

Junior and Intermediate Sections

10.30 am Pitt Street Uniting Church

Adjudicator: Thomas Wilson (DOM St Maryʼs Cathedral)

Closing date for entries: Friday 16th September

Click here for further information

c. 3pm - Following the Competition - OHTA AGM


5.00pm - 6.00pm 2MBS-FM Organ Music Society Radio Program 102.5MHz Program details

9 Sun

3pm - 5pm St Stephen's, Willoughby

Michael Butterfield (organ scholar, St Francis, Paddington)

$5 and $2

Afternoon tea

2.30pm  - All Saints Anglican Church, Bodalla

Bach, Yon, Mendelssohn, Guilmant and Hymn Arrangements

Allan Beavis (organ)


10 Mon

11 Tue

12 Wed

13 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Wilbur Hughes

$5 entry

14 Fri

7.00pm St Philip's, Church Hill

Sophie Gerber (organ)

* BUXTEHUDE, D. Praeludium, Fugue and Chaconne in C, BuxWV137
* de GRIGNY, N. Recit de tierce en taille - Verset 10 from The Organ Mass
* BACH J.S. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
* MENDELSSOHN, F. 1st movt of Sonata No1, Op 65
* BRIDGE, F. Adagio in E
* MATHIAS, W. Processional from Modern Organ Music


Entrance free

15 Sat

16 Sun

9.50am - 4.40pm  Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

Twenty-four 10 minute organ recitals throughout the day as part of the 2011 Sydney Opera House Open Day.



Joshua Ryan

David Tagg

Victor Matthews

Shavaunne Newman

Stephen Aveling-Rowe

Emily Thompson

Jayden Duffy

Damian Wigglesworth

Kristan Wigglesworth

Jodie Ah Chong

Joshua Walker

Stephen Walker



2 - 3pm  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney

Organ Recital Series on 3rd Sundays

Organist - Edwin Taylor (CCSL Organ Scholar)

Enquiries: 0430 372 990
Admission Free - donations welcome

2.00 - 5.00pm Great Hall, Sydney University

Carillon and Organ

Try out the University's two largest musical instruments, and hear the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, narrate the classic tale of Peter and the Wolf.

4pm - St Mary's Cathedral

Oliver Brett

Retiring collection

17 Mon

18 Tue

19 Wed

20 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Martin Setchell

$5 entry

21 Fri

22 Sat

23 Sun

24 Mon

25 Tue

26 Wed

27 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

No recital today

28 Fri

1.10pm St Stephen's, Macquarie St, Sydney.

Organist - Joshua Ryan (Organ Scholar, St Luke's Anglican Church, Concord)

Program details

Donation welcome

Enquiries: 0413 166 803 (or email Mark Quarmby)

29 Sat

30 Sun

3pm - Pastor de Lasala and Gregory van der Struik (trombone)

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, cnr Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale

31 Mon


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