Sydney Town Hall



Colourful and exciting concerts on the amazing 126-stop, 5 manuals & pedals, 1890 Wm Hill & Son Grand Organ. Each Lunchtime concert comprises two different half-hour programs.

12.15 - 12.45pm and 1.15 - 1.45pm

Admission free

Enquiries: Robert Ampt 02 4758 6067 or

02 9256 9007



Specification of the organ

Information on the organ




Where two lunchtime concerts are listed on the same day, different programs will be presented.


April - Tuesday 13th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm - Robert Ampt

Marche Héroïque (Brewer), Verset (Guilmant), Andantino - Moonlight and Roses (Lemare), Pièce Héroïque (Franck), Fantasia, Pedal Exercitium and Fugue in G minor (Bach), Cantilène religieuse, Toccata (Dubois).

May - Tuesday 4th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm - Robert Ampt

Toccata (Brumby), Passacaglia in D minor (Buxtehude), Toccatina (Yon), Fanfare (Lemmens), Sicilienne (von Paradis), Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor (Reger), March Héroïque, Marcietta, Grand Chœur in B flat (Dubois).

June - Monday 21st, 12.15pm & 1.15pm - Robert Goode (Organ) & Jeannie Kelso (Soprano and Celtic Harp)

August - Wednesday 11th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm - Robert Ampt

Toccata in 7 (Rutter), Sonata for Clockwork Organ (Cherubini), Sonata (Rheinberger), Melody in F (Rubinstein), Sonata on the 94th Psalm (Reubke)

September - Tuesday 28th, 10.30am -  KID'S HOLIDAY SPECIAL - The Little Maestros meet the Grand Organ.   Kids may play the instruments afterwards. Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn and the organ for children aged 2 -8 years.

October - Tuesday 5th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm -Gordon Stewart (UK)

Concert Overture in C (Hollins), Trio on Allein Gott in der Höh sei ehr (Bach), Waltz and Dance des Papillons (Rawsthorne), Magnificat (Koomans), War March of the Priests (Mendelssohn), Mohrentanz (Susato), Prelude and Fugue in A minor (Bach), The Good King Chills Out for Spring (Cockroft), Plymouth Suite (Whitlock).

November - Tuesday 2nd, 12.15pm $ 1.15pm    - Christopher Wrench (Brisbane)

Includes Prelude and Fugue on BACH (Liszt), Gothique Toccata (Koehne), Prelude and Fugue in B major (Dupré)

December - Tuesday 21st, 8.00pm - CHRISTMAS AT THE TOWN HALL

Sydney University Graduate Choir, Central Coast Chorale, Sydney Community College Choir, St John's Wahroonga Choir, Central Coast Conservatorium Childrens' Choir, Castle Hill RSL Youth Concert Band, Deborah Cheetham (soprano), Vanessa Souter (harp), Robert Ampt (organ).

December - Thursday 30th, 12.15pm - YOUNG ORGANIST'S DAY - including performances by winners of the 2004 Sydney Organ Competition and tours inside the Grand Organ. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE FROM THAT PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED.

2001 program

2002 program

2003 program



Inquiries: City Info (02) 9265 9007 or visit our website


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