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1. Organ Music Society of Sydney Diary, 2000 - 2001

2. Other organ recitals and functions in Sydney

  • St Andrew's Cathedral
  • St James, King St
  • Sydney Town Hall
  • University of Sydney
  • Other churches/venues
  • Theatre Organ Society of Australia (NSW Division Inc)

  • 3. Organ Music on Radio



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    Restored ceiling and nave of St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney

    1. Organ Music Society of Sydney Diary, 2000

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    Australia Day 26th January 10.30am
    St Stephen's Uniting Church, Macquarie St
    Organ Recital - Mark Quarmby (Admission Free)

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    Friday 25th February 7.30pm
    Marrickville Town Hall
    (cnr Marrickville Town Hall & Petersham Roads)

    Combined event with TOSA and RSCM


    Demonstration of the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ by Margaret Hall and Peter Held with an inspection and "walk through" the organ chambers, followed by the video "Pulling Out All the Stops", produced by the AGO.

    Please bring a plate for supper
    Enquiries: Warren Southward 9438 1375

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    Friday 24th March 7.30pm
    Newington College, Stanmore Rd, Stanmore
    Organ Recital by Christoper Wagstaff and students of the college
    New 3 manual 54 stop Makin organ in the College Hall
    Enquiries: Warren Southward 9438 1375

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    Easter Monday 24th April
    Organ ramble through Epping/Beecroft/Hornsby area
    St Alban's Anglican Church, Pembroke St, Epping
    11.00 St John's Anglican Church, Chapman Ave & Beecroft Rd, Beecroft
    14.00 St Peter's Anglican Church, 207 Pacific Hwy, Hornsby
    15.45 Hornsby Uniting Church, Frederick & William Sts, Hornsby
    Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774. $10 for the day.

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    Monday 12th June
    Organ ramble through the Western Suburbs
    includes a Wurlitzer organ. Details to be advised
    Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774. $10 for the day.

    Sunday 25th June
    Thomas Heywood (Melbourne)
    Organ Recital at St John's, Darlinghurst 2.30pm
    $15 members, $20 non-members

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    28th - 30th Great Hall, University of Sydney
    Bachathlon - To mark the 250th Anniversary of Bach's death and
    the 50th Anniversary of the Organ Music Society of Sydney.

    The complete Organ Works of J S Bach played by members of the Organ Music Society of Sydney on the three manual and pedal von Beckareth organ.

    For full details of the works being performed, please contact Amy Johansen on 02 4758 6067

    Free Admission


    Recitals and performers: (BWV numbers in brackets, LOB = selections from the Little Organ Book)

    Friday 28 July

    6pm - Robert Ampt (566, 736, LOB, 654, 532)

    8pm - Michael Deasey (544), Amy Johansen ( 720, 526, 733, 729, 668) and David Kinsela (545, LOB, 645-650, 540)

    Saturday 29 July

    10am - Jessica Cottis (564, 695, 718, 547) and Neil Cameron (665, 666, 541, LOB)

    12 noon - Jean Weiss (536, 653b), Michael Taylor (533, 727, 549), Chris Sheppard (712, 713, 732, 690/691, 698), Andrew Davidson (562), Kathy Drummond (704, 728, 706a), Andrew Lane (730, 731) and James Ede (737, 694, 535)

    2 pm - Pastor de Lasala (735, 588, 577, 767, 527, 652, 546)

    4pm - Andrew Graham ( 534, 659, 579, 543) and Amy Johansen (660, 661, 574, 715, 662, 734)

    6pm - Peter Kneeshaw (572, 655, 525, 542) and Mark Quarmby (589, 657, 766, 565)

    8pm - Alistair Nelson (537, 528, 653, 769) and Robert Wagner (531, 658, 529, LOB, 664, 656, 548)

    Sunday 30 July

    1pm - Jill Forrest (639), Ted Grantham (590), John Hodge (714, 696, 699, 726, 717), Fiona Loader (575, 697, 722), Kim Stewart (703, 724, 738, 700/701)and Dell Taranto (709, 538)

    3pm - Robert Ampt (552, 669-679), David Chan (680) and Amy Johansen (681-689, 552)

    5.30pm - David Kinsela (578,LOB, 550) and Heather Moen-Boyd (551, 530, 663, 539)

    7.30pm - Amy Johansen (768, 583, 582)

    At the conclusion of the final concert, there will be a birthday party for the Organ Music Society of Sydney in the Ante Room

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    Saturday 5th August
    Combined RSCM and Organ Society City Church ramble

    with historic talks, short organ recitals and hymn singing.
    Members: $10, Non-members $15. For further details contact Mark Quarmby 02 9746 8742

    10.00 am - St Mary's Cathedral

    11.30 am - St James', King St

    12.30pm - Lunch (own arrangements)

    1.30 pm - Pitt St, Uniting Church

    3.00 pm - St Andrew's Cathedral

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    Saturday 2nd September 1.30pm
    The 2000 Sydney Organ Competition
    Junior and Intermediate Sections

    Strathfield Uniting Church, Carrington Ave, Strathfield
    More details to be advised
    Audience admission $5

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    Monday 2nd October
    Organ Ramble (Southern Highlands and Kangaroo Valley area)

    Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774.

    Sunday 22nd October 2.30pm
    St Mary's Cathedral
    Stefan Engels (Germany/USA) and the St Mary's Cathedral Choir
    Program to include Widor Mass for two choirs and two organs &
    Halleluja Gott zu loben by Reger
    $20, $15 concession

    Annual General Meeting 2.30pm
    October 29, St Swithun's, Pymble
    2.30pm Recital by Neil Cameron (Organist, St Swithun's)
    3.00pm AGM

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    Christmas Party 6.00pm
    St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House

    Young Organists' Day Dec 22 11.00am
    Sydney Town Hall

    Free entry.
    Performers will include: James Ede, Nicole Marane, Alistair Nelson and Min Jung Cha

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    January 2001


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    2. Other Organ Recitals and Functions in Sydney

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    Sydney Town Hall

    12.15-12.45pm and 1.15-1.45pm (two separate programs) Admission free
    Enquiries: Robert Ampt 02 4758 6067

    Monday 27 March - Robert Ampt (all Bach program)
    Thursday 20 April - Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen (Organ Duets - 1812 Overture, Ride of the Valkyries)
    Monday 22 May - David Drury (includes Ad Nos [Liszt], Crown Imperial and an Improvisation)
    Monday 21 August - Robert Ampt
    Monday 11 September - 12.30pm - Kids' Holiday Special (Robert Ampt & Amy Johansen)
    Tuesday 24 October - Robert Goode (Organ) & Jeanie Kelso (Soprano)
    Monday 13 November - Frederick Hohman (USA)
    Tuesday 19 Decemeber - Christmas at the Town Hall 8.00pm


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    University of Sydney - Great Hall

    Enquiries: Amy Johansen 02 4758 6067

    Sundays at 3.30pm

    26 March
    14 May
    11 June
    28-30 July
    29 Oct
    12 Nov
    26 Nov
    Amy Johansen (all Bach program)
    John O'Donnell (Melbourne)
    Amy Johansen with Paul Goodchild (trumpet)
    Bachathlon (see details under Organ Music Society July program)
    Amy Johansen
    Frederick Hohman (USA)
    Music for Christmas - Amy Johansen


    Mondays at 1.10pm (throughout University terms)

    20 March
    17 April
    08 May
    29 May
    11 June
    16 Oct
    23 Oct
    30 Oct
    Amy Johansen
    Peter Kneeshaw
    Kurt Ison
    Amy Johansen
    Amy Johansen with Paul Goodchild & Peter Wiseman (trumpets)
    Amy Johansen
    James Ede (Organ Scholar, Sydney University)

    James Ede will present his Graduation Recital at The Great Hall, Sydney University, 4.30pm Tuesday 7th November.


    Toccata & Fugue in F. BWV 540 - Bach
    Eligah on the Mountain - Ampt
    Prelude & Fugue in G Op7 No. 3 - Dupre
    Angelus Op34 - Dupre
    Chorale Fantasia on "Strat micl nicht in Deinem Zorn" Op40 No.2 - Reger

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    St Andrew's Cathedral, George Street, Sydney
    Every Friday (except Public Holidays) 1.10pm - 1.40pm Free (donation welcome)
    Enquiries 02 9265 1661


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    01 Dec
    08 Dec
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    29 Dec
    January 2001
    Michael Deasey
    Mark Quarmby
    Mark Quarmby
    Neil Cameron
    Lawrence Bartlett
    Michael Deasey
    David Drury
    Ray Holland
    Cathedral closed - NO RECITAL
    Robert Wagner
    David Drury
    Kurt Ison
    Mark Quarmby
    Peggy Reinburg (USA)
    Nigel Potts (NZ)
    Mark Quarmby and Simon Tedeschi (organ duets)
    David Drury
    Heather Moen-Boyd
    Mark Quarmby
    Brett McKern
    James Ede
    Bach Festival with Cathedral Organist Michael Deasey
    Bach Festival with Cathedral Organist Michael Deasey
    Bach Festival with Cathedral Organist Michael Deasey
    Michael Hemans Memorial Recital - Michael Deasey
    Robert Wagner
    Carleton Etherington (UK)
    David Kinsela
    Heather Moen-Boyd
    David Kinsela
    Olympic Games Recitals - David Drury
    Olympic Games Recitals - Mark Quarmby
    Olympic Games Recitals - Michael Deasey
    Colm Carey (UK)
    James Ede
    Philip Mathias (Newcastle)
    Mark Quarmby
    Nicole Marane (Canberra)
    Christopher Lancaster (Newcastle)
    Gregory Cunningham
    Brett McKern
    Alistair Nelson
    Heather Moen-Boyd
    Daniel Dries
    Robert Wagner
    Pastor de Lasala

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    St James', King Street, Sydney
    Wednesdays 1.10pm - 1.40pm

    Free lunch time recital (donation welcome)
    Various local and visiting organists
    Enquiries 02 9232 3022

    Organ Recitals at St James Church, King Street, Sydney
    Wednesdays, 1.15 - 1.45 pm

    Wednesday 11 October: Chris Lancaster (Organ Scholar, Newcastle Cathedral)
    Wednesday 18 October: David Drury (Director of Music, St James Church)
    Wednesday 25 October: Brett McKern (Assistant Director of Music, St James



    Early Evening Concerts at St James Church, King St, Sydney

    Thursday 12 October 6.30 pm
    Anna McDonald (violin) and David Drury (organ) perform Major Bach Works.
    Programme: Toccata & Fugue in F Major BWV5400
    Prelude & Fugue in G Major BWV541
    Sonata in C Major for Unaccompanied Violin
    Tickets $22/$16.50 (incl.... GST)
    Book by telephone: 9232 3022; email or pay at the

    Thursday 9 November 6.30pm
    Organist - Stephen Tharp (Associate Organist, St Bartholomew's, New York)
    This brilliant virtuoso will perform music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Vierne, Newman and Liszt.

    Tickets $22/$16.50 (incl.GST) available from St James' Parish Office,
    Ph 9232 3022, fax 9232 4182, email or at the door.


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    Other Churches and Concert Venues

    Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney
    Alternate Wednesdays 1.00pm

    Robert Goode and guests. Free
    Enquiries 02 9267 3614

    St John's Cathedral, Church Street, Parramatta
    2nd and 4th Wednesdays 12.30pm

    Free lunchtime recital (donation welcome) 12.30 - 1.10 pm
    Various local and visiting organists
    Enquiries 02 9635 5904


    All Saints', Hunters Hill

    Friday 3rd November, 7:30pm
    Organ and Choral Concert: "Biblically Based!":
    Music with texts from or based on the Scriptures.
    All Saints', Hunters Hill (Cnr Ferry & Ambrose Sts)

    Combined Choirs sing Stainer's Crucifixion, Handel's
    Zadok the Priest, J.S.Bach's chorale 'Wachet Auf' and
    a new Australian choral work.

    The Bevington Organ will be featured as an accompanimental
    instrument as well as playing some solos including by J.S.Bach.

    Entry by Programme: $20, $15 seniors, $10 pensioners & students
    Available from the Parish Office ph: 9817 2167 weekdays 9:30am-1pm
    or fax 9879 4051.

    If you would like to participate in the massed choirs performances,
    contact Brett McKern (Minister of Music at Hunters Hill) at the parish
    numbers above or Rehearsals the two
    preceding Friday nights.

    St Finbar's Catholic Church, Glenbrook
    46 Levy Street, Glenbrook (Lower Blue Mountains)

    Enquiries: Robert Ampt 024758 6067

    Tickets at the door: $10.00 or $7.00 concession

    Sunday 16 April
    3.00pm - Palm Sunday Concert with the Jacobean Singers

    Saturday 13 May
    10.00am - Pipe Organ Section, Blue Mountains Eisteddfod
    More details available from Robert Ampt 02 4758 6067

    Sunday 14 May
    3.00pm - Mothers' Day Organ Recital
    Organist - Robert Wagner

    Sunday 12 November
    3.00pm - Jacaranda Spring Festival - Robert Ampt

    Sunday 17 December
    3.00pm - Music and Readings for Christmas - Robert Ampt

    The Garrison Church, Millars Point
    Robert Parkinson and associated artists

    Thursdays from 12.00 - 2.00pm
    Enquiries: 02 9247 1268

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    Theatre Organ Society of Australia (NSW Division Inc)

    Enquiries: phone/fax 02 9985 7318 or email:

    Sunday 26 March
    Marrickville Town Hall - David Parsons

    Friday 21 - Tuesday 25 April TOSA National Convention in Sydney

    Friday 21 April
    Orion Centre, Campsie 8.00pm - Tony Fenelon

    Saturday 22 April
    Epping Baptist Church 2.30pm - Cliff Bingham
    Marrickville Town Hall 8.00pm - John Giacchi

    Sunday 23 April
    Orion Centre, Campsie 2.00pm - Peckham (USA) Pipes Pizzazz!

    Sunday 21 May
    Marrickville Town Hall

    Sunday 18 June
    Orion Centre, Campsie

    Sunday 16 July
    Orion Centre, Campsie - Ken Double (USA)

    Sunday 27 August
    Marrickville Town Hall

    Sunday 15 October
    Orion Centre, Campsie

    Sunday 5 November
    Marrickville Town Hall

    Sunday 10 December - Tony Fenelon and John Atwell
    Orion Centre, Campsie

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    3. Organ Music on Radio

    Colours of the King 2MBS-FM 102.5MHz (first Saturday each month from 11.00 am - 12.00 noon).
    Presented by Ralph Lane on behalf of the Organ Music Society of Sydney


    1 Jan
     5 Feb  
     4 Mar  Hommage to J S Bach (music of Karg-Elert, Schumann and Widor)
    I April  Death and Resurrection (French music for Palm Sunday through to Easter Day)
     6 May  Kingly Mayhem (light, fun music, including Lefébure-Wély)
     3 June  King and Consort (Dupré, Stanford and Guilmant)
     1 July  Seven Degrees of Bach
     5 Aug  Dudman and Dupré
     2 Sept  Vive le Roi!
     7 Oct  
     4 Nov  
     2 Dec  
    13 Jan
    10 Feb
    10 Mar
    14 Apr
    12 May
    Sydney Town Hall's Grand Organ (Willibald Guggenmos, David Rumsey, Mark Quarmby & David Drury)
    St Bavo's, Haarlem (Piet Kee)
    St Paul's Cathedral, London (John Scott)
    Notre-Dame, Paris (Olivier Latry & Pierre Cochereau)
    St John the Divine, New York (Jonathan Dimmock)

    Please note that Colours of the King will move to a new time in 2001:
    the second Saturday evening of each month from 7.00 pm - 8.00pm.

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    Christchurch Cathedral Newcastle


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