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August 2013

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1 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Joshua Ryan (Organ scholar, St Mary's Cathedral)

$5 entry

Thursday 1 August

6.30pm - St Mary's Cathedral

Organ Masterclass with Stephen Cleobury

The Director of the world-renowned Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, will be be conducting an advanced Master Class on Thursday August 1 at 6.30pm at St Mary's Cathedral, and OMSS Members and SOJ Subscribers are welcome to attend.

The masterclass will take place in St Mary's Cathedral and will go from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Please be aware that the Cathedral will be closing to the public around 6.30pm. If the entrance to the Cathedral on College Street is locked, please enter on the opposite side of the Cathedral – the Cathedral car park side, next to the Sacristy/toilets. If you arrive late/can't get in, please phone Oliver Brett on 0427 031 444 and he will come and unlock the door for you.

The masterclass participants will be:

David Tagg
Rhapsody No. 3 in C sharp minor - Howells

Edith Yam
'Dorian' Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 538 – J.S. Bach

Jeremy Woodside
Suite Modale – Flor Peeters

Michael Butterfield
Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator' – Duruflé

The cost of entry will be $10, payable on the door.

After the masterclass, cheese and wine will be served in Cathedral House.

Enquiries: Robert Fox 0410 490 710 or

Friday 2 August

7.30pm Shore Chapel, Blue St, North Sydney - Stephen Cleobury (King's College Cambridge)



Free parking from rear - enter from Union Street.

The Director of the world-renowned Choir of King's College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, will be giving his only Sydney organ recital at Shore Chapel on Friday August 2 at 7.30pm.

The recital will include two of Bach's monumental Preludes and Fugues: BWV547 in C and BWV541 in G, sonatas by Mendelssohn and Elgar, and works by Byrd, Purcell and Britten.

A special price of $25 is offered to OMSS Members and SOJ Subscribers (full price is $35), and bookings can be made at - enter "OMSS" in the Promotion Code box to obtain your special discount.

Enquiries: Robert Fox 0410 490 710 or



3 Sat

1.30 - 5.30pm - Hymn Playing Workshop and Competition

St Luke's Enmore

This includes a hymn playing competition.  Prizes $300, $200, and $100

Peter Jewkes, tutor

RSCM and OMSS members $20, Organ students $15


Please click here to download the full details


4 Sun

3pm - 5pm St Stephen's, Willoughby

Graeme Costin (Organist, St Stephen's, Willoughby)

$5 and $2

Afternoon tea

5 Mon

6 Tue

7 Wed

8 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Ross Cobb (St Andrew's Cathedral)

$5 entry

9 Fri

10 Sat

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

11 Sun

12 Mon

13 Tue

14 Wed

15 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

David Drury (DoM, St Paul's College, University of Sydney)

$5 entry

16 Fri

17 Sat

3.00pm - Epping Baptist Church with Cliff Bingham

Telephone 0419 267 318

Cost $25/$20 per session Discount pass to both Epping sessions  (July 20) $45/$35

18 Sun

2 - 3pm  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney

Organ Recital Series on 3rd Sundays

Mark Quarmby (St Stephen's Macquarie street, Sydney)

Enquiries: 0430 372 990
Entry by note donation

4pm - St Mary's Cathedral

Roland Voit (Germany)

Retiring collection

19 Mon

20 Tue

21 Wed

1.15pm - St James' Anglican Church, King St

Sarah Kim, visiting from Paris and former organ scholar of St James'


22 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Oscar Smith (Organ Scholar, St Andrew's Cathedral School)

$5 entry


23 Fri

24 Sat

25 Sun

2.30 pm - St. John's Anglican Church, Beecroft

Spring Concert


(Organist, Scots Kirk, Mosman)

Works by Bach, Pachelbel, Verdi, Wagner, Britten, Walton


Works by Purcell, Gibbons, Brahms, Pittoni



Donation : $ 10

towards the Organ Fund

Afternoon Tea will be served after the concert


26 Mon

12.30pm - Sydney Town Hall

Robert Ampt (Sydney City Organist)


27 Tue

28 Wed

29 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Sarah Kim (Paris)

$5 entry

30 Fri

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

Peter Guy (Organist, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle)

Program details

Donation welcome

Enquiries: 0413 166 803 (or email Mark Quarmby)

31 Sat

10am Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Verbrugghen Hall

A 1 hour masterclass with Sarah Kim

Performers: Nico Tjoelker (Duruflé); Sonia Chan (Franck); Marko Sever (Escaich)

Auditors welcome; free admission

Admission $15

6pm Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Verbrugghen Hall

Young Performer of the Year Award
Final 2013

In 2011 Judy Deacon - Young Virtuoso Coordinator - made it possible for Organ be to added to the list of instruments for the award. Previously this had not been possible as finals were held in venues which had no organ. This year the NSW Premier's Office has supported the event to be held at the Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium.

The finalists are Antonia Berg (Flute) Paul Cheung (Piano) Grace Clifford (Violin) and Jonathon Ramsay (Euphonium).

We have two young organists, Jonathan Chan and Marko Sever, who will be guest artists.

This will prove to be a very exciting and pleasurable evening. We really need to see as many members there to give Judy the support to continue her endless endeavour of bringing the organ to the listening community and in giving our young performers an opportunity to be a part of this award.

Guest of Honour - Gabrielle Upton MP,
Parliamentary Secretary for Tertiary Education and Skills

Award Presentation - Fine Music 102.5 Patron, Simon Tedeschi

Guest Artists - Jonathan Chan and Marko Sever, pipe organists


Antonia Berg, Paul Cheung, Grace Clifford, Jonathon Ramsay
flute piano violin euphonium


Children under 10: Free

Enquiries: 9439 4777


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