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November 2017

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1 Wed

1.15pm - St James', King St

Titus Grenyer (organ scholar)

Reger - Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Rheinberger - Sonata No. 8 in E

Entry by donation

2 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Josh Ryan (Christ Church St Laurence)

$5 entry

Cathedral Recitals web page

3 Fri

4 Sat

5 Sun

3.30pm - Great Hall, Sydney University
(free admission, carillon recital at 2pm)

Amy Johansen

Glebe Music Festival Recital

Celebrating Norman Johnston's Centenary



4.30pm - Sydney Town Hall

As part of the 175th anniversary celebrations of the incorporation of the City of Sydney, the city commissioned young Sydney composer Austin Bucket to write a commemorative piece for organ of approximately ten minutes duration.  Titled Imitations, the work will be premiered by organist Grace Chan.

Entry is free and all are welcome.


2.00pm - Marrickville Town Hall, cnr Petersham & Marrickville Roads, Marrickville

TOSA's World of Entertainment Presents
Nathan Avakian – USA
A very accomplished young musician on his second Australian Tour playing
"Synthesis," on A world renowned musical instrument  celebrating the collaboration of the organ with other instrumentation and promoting a spirit of innovation.

First time patrons $20 by voucher at the box office
Good public transport access –  by bus and train
see for details  
Tickets: From $ 30 concession on sale at the door from 1:15pm
see  for more information
including details to book securely on-line



6 Mon

12.30pm - Sydney Town Hall

Robert Ampt (Sydney City Organist) and bagpipers


7 Tue

8 Wed

9 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

James Flores (St Matthew's, Albury)

$5 entry

Cathedral Recitals web page

Friday 10 November


4pm - Chapel Lawn, Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney

A Reception for the Pipedreams' Historic Organs of Australia Tour Group


An invitation to all members of the AGO Sydney Chapter and the OMSS: A Reception for the Pipedreams' Historic Organs of Australia Tour Group

Venue: Chapel Lawn, Shore School, Blue Street, North Sydney (If inclement weather, Foyer of the Smith Auditorium)

Parking available in Bishopsgate behind the Shore Chapel – access from Union Street


This is an opportunity to meet Michael Barone and the Pipedreams' Tour Group from the USA


11 Sat

6.00pm - 7.00pm FM 102.5 Fine Music Organ Music Society Radio Program 102.5MHz Program details




12 Sun

4pm St Mary's Cathedral


Widor - Symphony VI - I. Allegro
Purcell - Voluntary for Double Organ
Bach - Allein Gott in der Hof sei Ehr BWV676
Howells - Rhapsody No. 1
Widor - Andante Sostenuto from Symphony VI 'Gothique'
Vierne - Symphony VI - V. Final


Douglas is a sought-after British conductor and keyboardist. He is currently Assistant Director of Music of St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney – having been Chapel Organist and Assistant Director of Music of The Old Royal Naval College and Trinity Laban Conservatoire. He previously held the prestigious position of Organ Scholar of King's College, Cambridge, Organist to King's Voices and have held posts at Hereford Cathedral and Croydon Minster.

Born in Hong Kong, Douglas emigrated to England after having won a music scholarship to board at Harrow School. Moving to Dulwich College on a music and organ scholarship for sixth form as a day pupil, he originally was to attend conservatoire for the piano and flute – having achieved diplomas in both instruments. Discovering his love for the organ at a late stage, he subsequently read music at King's College, Cambridge whilst being Organ Scholar. Having gained his place a year early, he spent his gap year at Hereford Cathedral – a place he considers his second home. At King's, aside from his daily duties of accompanying and helping train the world-famous choir alongside broadcasts, concerts and tours, he pursued a freelance career in performing, accompanying and conducting. To date, he has performed all over the world in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Washington National Cathedral, Cadogan Hall and multiple cathedrals to name but a few.  He has also had the privilege of working and performing (as a keyboardist and flautist) with many of the world's finest ensembles including the Philharmonia, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra for the Age of Enlightenment, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia and the London Sinfonietta amongst others. Douglas has an extensive discography and has broadcasted to millions worldwide on TV and radio. He is also a multiple prizewinner - most notably of the Brian Runnett Prize and Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize. As a performer, reviews have praised him on his affinity with Bach and romantic repertoire and he has been described as 'one of the foremost musicians of his generation'.
An experienced conductor, Douglas has worked with orchestras, ensembles, singers and instrumentalists of all ages and standards. Chorally, he has worked with many different compositions of choir around the UK – these including the Philharmonia Chorus, the Cantus Ensemble, Cantabile, the choirs of the Three Choirs Festival, Cambridge Choral Society and many more. Recent engagements have included a wide range of activities from conducting the choir of Exeter College, Oxford at the Tower of London to performing in 'Christmas with the Stars' at the Royal Albert Hall! Douglas is also busy as a pianist working in opera, song work and in the coaching of students from the London conservatoires. He teaches the organ and piano and has coached many of the students from the London conservatoires. He has taught on Eton Choral Courses, Oundle for Organists and courses for the Royal College of Organists.


13 Mon

14 Tue

15 Wed

16 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

David Drury (St Paul's College) 

$5 entry

Cathedral Recitals web page

17 Fri

18 Sat

19 Sun

2 - 3pm  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney

Organ Recital Series on 3rd Sundays

Andrej Koutsnezov (St John's Cathedral, Brisbane)

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op.37 No.3 – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

from Le Tombeau de Duruflé – David Briggs (b. 1962)

  • Rorate coeli desuper
  • Attende Domine

Pensée d'automne – Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Choral 'Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt' (Dunkirk, 1918) – Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

Evening Song – Sir Edward Bairstow (1874-1946)

Prelude on East Acklam – Francis Jackson (b. 1917)_

Fugue in E flat, BWV 552ii – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Enquiries: 0430 372 990
Entry by note donation

Annual General Meeting to follow recital above



NB - the usual St Mary's Cathedral recital is being held on 12 November this month

20 Mon

21 Tue

22 Wed

23 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Chris Sillince (Holy Trinity, Terrigal)

$5 entry

Cathedral Recitals web page

24 Fri

1.10pm St Stephen's, Macquarie St, Sydney

Benjamin McKenzie (organ)

Program details

Donation welcome

Enquiries: 0413 176 803 (or email Mark Quarmby)

25 Sat

26 Sun

27 Mon

28 Tue

29 Wed

30 Thu

1.10 - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral

Ross Cobb (St Andrew's Cathedral) 

$5 entry

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