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January 2009

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1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation

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9 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation

10 Sat

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

11 Sun

11:15 am

Burwood Uniting Church
134A Burwood Rd
between the morning service (10 - 11 am)
and the 12 noon Korean service.

Admission free

Alistair Nelson

Associate Organist/Choirmaster
Cathedral of the Incarnation
Garden City, New York, USA

will present a short organ recital

"A talented musician on a splendid organ ".

Alistair will be known to many in OMSS - when in Australia, he has served on its committee, contributed to its Journal, won competitions, and performed in ABC's Rising Stars.

"For an added bonus, you are welcome to morning worship from 10 - 11 am".

12 Mon

13 Tue

14 Wed

12 - 1pm  Rising Stars on Air

Winner of the Sydney Organ Competition perform live

Performer/s Composer Work Disc Duration
Barker String 4tet Dvorak String Quartet in F Op96 (mvt 1 and 3) Chamber Music (Sydney Eisteddfod) 0:11:28
Jessica Lim Bach Fantasia in G BWV572 Organ Intermediate 0:08:04
Jessica Lim Franck Pastorale Organ Intermediate 0:08:08
Jessica Lim Boehm Vater unser im Himmelreich Organ Junior 0:03:43
Jessica Lim Langlais Chant Heroique Organ Junior 0:03:35
Adrian So Bach In Dir ist Freude BWV615 Organ Junior 0:02:12
Adrian So Mathias Processional Organ Junior 0:04:05

1.15pm - 1.45pm St James', King St lunchtime recital More info Donation

Andrej Kouznetsov, St James' Organist

In this concert, St James’ resident organist, Andrej Kouznetsov, explores the full capabilities of the instrument in a performance of Marcel Dupré’s Variations on a Noel Theme and Concert Overture by English composer Alfred Hollins.

Entry - donation

15 Thu

16 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation

17 Sat

6.30pm - 7.00pm 2MBS-FM Organ Music Society Radio Program 102.5MHz Theatre Organ Program details

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22 Thu

23 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation

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26 Mon

Australia Day Ramble - Monday, January 26, 2009

Please click on the blue links to see photos and specifications of the organs.

10.30 am St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bonnyrigg Heights

The church is on the corner of Cowpasture Road and Mount Street. Apart from wending the way along many streets and through many suburbs, the motorist may access this venue via the M7 Westlink. Head south from the Great Western Highway/M4 Western Motorway and take the Elizabeth Drive exit. Travel east towards Liverpool but only to Cowpasture Road, about 2 km, and turn right. Mount Street is then the first street on the left.

Young organist, Julian Sanchez, will demonstrate the organ to us, after which there will be an open console session.

Julian Sanchez began piano studies at age five. More recently, whilst a student at Oakhill College he was pianist for the junior and senior big bands. During 2008 the senior band took part in the James Morrison Generations in Jazz Festival in which tenth place out of some eighty competitors was achieved. Julian was a guest member with the San Francisco Youth Orchestra, playing the celeste in the grand work Carmina Burana when the orchestra appeared in the Australian International Music Festival in June of that year.

Also in the same year, Julian achieved an ‘A’ in eighth grade piano and was preparing for the grade four organ examination.

1.00 pm Home of Peter Meyer, Mount Victoria

After Bonnyrigg we drive via the M7, M4 and Great Western Highway to Peter Meyer’s home in Mount Victoria at the top of the Blue Mountains.

Peter Meyer writes: "At the only traffic lights in Mt Vic turn right and drive down to the Police Station on the left. Turn left into Montgomery Street and then, almost immediately, turn right into Carrington Avenue. My place is number 24, near the end of the street where it joins Jersey Parade at a T junction. My house is the one with a red Colorbond roof above the junction.  Come up the brown concrete driveway or park in the street. There is plenty of space.
"I hope you will bring whatever you need for a picnic or barbecue.  I have a four-burner gas barbecue but only a limited amount of outdoor seating so you may like to bring folding chairs or a groundsheet and, of course, your food and drink.  A good delicatessen and the park are just a three-minute walk away.  So please make this a family day. There is plenty of space for children to run around. Kindly note that any food left unattended outside is liable to be pilfered by the resident family of currawongs.
" For those who may prefer to come by train my house is a three minute walk from Mt Vic station."

It is expected that Peter will talk about and demonstrate the organ before welcoming ramblers to play.


3.30 pm St Finbar’s Catholic Church, Glenbrook

There will be a charge of $10 for the day - interested parishioners at either of the churches may be permitted free entry.

Retracing our steps for some 60 km we arrive back in Glenbrook in the Lower Blue Mountains. (This is the area which is the first entry point to the Blue Mountains National Park which covers an area of over 200,000 hectares – just a bit of trivia for you!). Turn left at the Hare Street traffic lights (between Whitton Park and Glenbrook Oval) and travel up three blocks, turning left into Levy Street. The church is on the left in the first block.

Our member and the parish organist, Michael Taylor, will demonstrate the organ for us. It will then be open console. It is expected that the good graces of the parish will provide “a cup of tea” during our sojourn at this venue.



We hope that you are able to join with other members for this occasion and look forward to seeing you.


Thank you to the authorities of the churches, and to Peter Meyer, for their willingness and help in facilitating our visit.


27 Tue

28 Wed

12 - 1pm  Rising Stars on Air

Winner of the Sydney Organ Competition perform live

Performer/s Composer Work Disc Duration
Orava String Quartet Brahms String Quartet in C min Op51 (mvt 1) Chamber Music (Sydney Eisteddfod) 0:11:30
Dynamic Winds Francaix Wind Quintet (mvt 2-3) Chamber Music (Sydney Eisteddfod) 0:12:05
Jonathan Chan Buxtehude Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne Organ Junior 0:05:46
Jonathan Chan Boellmann Toccata frrom the Suite Gothique Organ Junior 0:04:04
Philip Jameson Bach Christe, du Lamm Gottes, BWV619 Organ Junior 0:01:20
Philip Jameson Langlais Hymne d'Actions de graces 'Te Deum' Organ Junior 0:05:40
Marianne Ching Francais Soeur Constance Organ Intermediate 0:02:09

29 Thu

30 Fri

1.10pm - 1.40pm St Andrew's Cathedral lunchtime recital More info Donation

31 Sat