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January 2013

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1 Tue

2 Wed

3 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral



Sponsored by the Organ Music Society of Sydney

'Ronny has been a tutor at our Sydney Summer Organ Academy and has delighted us with his insights during the demonstrations and master classes. I invite OMSS members to make a special effort to attend this special recital'

Hugh Knight, President


Bavarian-born RONNY KRIPPNER is in the unique position of having been formed in both the German and British choral traditions. He studied organ playing and improvisation with Prof. Franz-Josef Stoiber at the Hochschule für Kirchenmusik in Regensburg while at the same time working as Assistant Choirmaster of the Regensburger Domspatzen" ("Regensburg Cathedral Sparrows"), Regensburg Cathedral's famous boys' choir. After graduating, Ronny went to Exeter University to take his master's degree (M.A.) in "English Cathedral Music" whilst singing in the Cathedral Choir as a Choral Scholar.

Building on these twin musical foundations, Ronny went on to take up various posts. In 2005 he became Organ Scholar at Bristol Cathedral, Organist at Clifton College and a member of staff at Bristol Grammar school, combining his expertise in organ playing with a gift for choral direction. After a period working at Newport Cathedral, Wales, Ronny moved to London where he is now Organist and Teacher of Music at King's College School, Wimbledon. Playing the organ for the various school services, accompanying and assisting in training the Chamber Choir, teaching academic music lessons as well as all the school's organ students are the various aspects of Ronny's position at this traditional day school for boys. In addition to his school activities, Ronny is Assistant Director of Music at the celebrated 'Handel church', St George's, Hanover Square (London), with its professional choir and annual Handel Festival.

Being fascinated from an early age by organ improvisation, Ronny has made this a specialism, for which he has won many accolades. He took part in several master classes on that subject, having studied with Olivier Latry, Naji Hakim, Anders Bondeman, Jos van der Kooy, Hans Haselböck, Loïc Mallié, David Briggs and Daniel Roth. Finalist in the prestigious Organ Improvisation Competition in St Albans in 2009, he won two Prizes in the International Organ Improvisation Competition in Biarritz in the same year.

Ronny has recorded several CDs with organ and choir music on German record labels and has frequently been heard performing on television and radio, both in Germany and the UK. He has given organ recitals in Germany, Holland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the United States and Mexico.

In February 2008, Ronny became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

$5 entry

4 Fri

5 Sat

6 Sun

7 Mon

8 Tue

9 Wed

10 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral - Rising Stars Series

Samuel Giddy (winner of the Junior and Intermediate sections)

$5 entry

11 Fri

12 Sat

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

13 Sun

14 Mon

15 Tue

16 Wed

17 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral - Rising Stars Series

Kimbrian Canavan & Kevin Lee

$5 entry

18 Fri

19 Sat

20 Sun

2 - 3pm  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney

Organ Recital Series on 3rd Sundays

Christian Tarabbia (organ) and Luca Magni (flute) Italy

Enquiries: 0430 372 990
Admission Free - donations welcome


4pm - St Mary's Cathedral

Retiring collection

21 Mon

22 Tue

23 Wed

24 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral - Rising Stars Series

Various young players will perform

$5 entry

25 Fri

7.00pm - Church of Mary Immaculate, 45A Victoria St, Waverley 2024


Organ Recital by

Pavel Kohout
Praha - Czech Republic

An internationally acclaimed Czech organ virtuoso Pavel Kohout will perform on his 4th Australian concert tour with an organ recital in Sydney. On Friday 25th of January, 2013 at 7 pm, at the Church of Mary Immaculate in Waverley, Kohout will present a great choice of music, including famous Toccata d Minor by J. S. Bach, relaxing Moonlight by L. Vierne, picturesque Rondo by A. Knevel and not least, a masterful Bach´s organ concerto.

Consulate – General of the Czech Republic in Sydney in cooperation with Church of Mary Immaculate, Waverley

Free event, donation welcome.


George Fincham & Sons 1979, 23/II mechanical

Programme :

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in G - Major, BWV 592 7:00
1685 – 1750 (after Johannes Ernst, Princ of the Sachsen-Weimar)
1. Allegro
2. Grave
3. Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach: Choral prelude:
1685 – 1750 O Mench bewein dein Sünde gross, BWV 622 5:00

Jehan Alain: Le Jardin suspendu 4:50
1911 – 1940

André Knevel: Rondo in G - Major 4:00
* 1950

Luis Vierne: Clair de lune, op. 53 8:07
1870 - 1937 (Pieces de Fantasie)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata & Fugue in d minor, BWV 565 10:00


TOTAL TIME : 39:07

26 Sat

Australia Day recitals at St Stephen's, Macquarie St, Sydney.

Please click here for program details

9 -10am - Scottish Pipe Band in Macquarie St

11am - Angus McPherson (flute)

12noon - Organ Recital Mark Quarmby
(Director of Music, St Stephen's)

1pm - Nexas Saxophone Quartet

2pm - Organ Recital David Tagg
(Assistant Organist, St Stephen's)



Donation welcome

Enquiries: 0413 166 803 (or email Mark Quarmby)




Australia Day

Instead of the customary organ ramble, we invite you to come into the city on Australia Day.

Enjoy all the festivities, including the display of vintage and veteran cars in Macquarie and College Sts.


Organ recitals at St Stephen's, Macquarie St:

12.00 noon - Mark Quarmby (Director of Music)

2.00 pm - David Tagg (Assistant Organist)

Other instrumental recitals held at 11am (flute) and 1pm (Nexas Saxophone Quartet) with a Scottish Pipe Band in Macquarie Street from 9-10am.


and then go to St Mary's Cathedral:

3.00 pm - Peter Kneeshaw (Organist emeritus)


Then join OMSS members for wine and cheese outside the crypt opposite the song school.


27 Sun

28 Mon

29 Tue

30 Wed

31 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral - Rising Stars Series

Edith Yam (winner of the Open Section)

$5 entry

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