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

City Council information on the organ




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

April, Tuesday 26, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: ROBERT AMPT

Toccata & Fugue in d (Bach), War March of the Priests (Mendelssohn), Solemn Melody (Davies), God Save the King (Rinck), Aria (Saint-Martin), Final, Symph. I (Vierne)

May, Tuesday 24th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: DAVID DRURY

Pomp & Circumstance I (Elgar), Crown Imperial (Walton), Meditation (Durufle), Chorale, Symph. II & Allegro maestoso, Symph. III (Vierne)

June, Tuesday 14th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: ROBERT AMPT

Toccata in Seven (Rutter), Schubler Chorales, Prelude & Fugue in G (Bach), Highland Cathedral (Korb/Roever), Prelude & Fugue in c (Mendelssohn), Molto ostinato (Eben), Toccata (Gigout)

August, Monday 29th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: ROBERT AMPT with the BRASS & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE of the NSW POLICE BAND

Grand Choeur (Dubois), Salvum fac populum tuum (Widor), Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke), Processional (Mathias), Poeme Heroique (Dupre)

September, Monday 12th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: ROBERT GOODE (Organ) & JEANNIE KELSO (Soprano/Celtic Harp)

A delightful smorgasbord drawn from the contrasting worlds of classical, popular and folk music, with special guests IN LINE BOOTS line dancers

October, Wednesday 12th, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: THOMAS TROTTER (UK)

Fantasia & Fugue in G (Parry), Paganini Variations for Pedals (Thalben-Ball), Rienzi Overture (Wagner), Variations on an American Air (Flagler), Moderato Cantabile & Allegro, Symph. VIII (Widor), Final, Sonata I (Guilmant)

November, Tuesday 1st, 12.15pm & 1.15pm: ORGAN DUETS-AMY JOHANSEN & ROBERT AMPT

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel), Octopius Music (Arnatt), Danse Macabre (Saint-Saens), Petite Suite Trilogie (Bedard), Rhapsody (Hakim), Overture to William Tell (Rossini) - in honour of the Melbourne Cup

December, Tuesday 20th, 8.00pm: CHRISTMAS AT THE TOWN HALL

Thrilling carols led by Grand Organ (Robert Ampt), NSW Police Band and 200-voice choir (Sydney University Graduate Choir, Central Coast Chorale, Sydney Community College Choir, Central Coast Children's Choir) with music, readings and special effects, and guests Deborah Cheetham (Soprano), Stephen Schafer (Compere) and Vanessa Souter (Harp)

December, Friday30th 12.15pm: YOUNG ORGANIST'S DAY

Includes performances by prize-winners from the 2005 Sydney Organ Competition.

For Inquiries: visit our website or telephone (02) 9265 9497


2001 program

2002 program

2003 program

2004 program

2006 program



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


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