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St Mary's Catholic Cathedral

College Street, Sydney







Mostly Wednesdays at 7.00pm

Retiring collection


3 May - Johann Vexo (choir organist, Notre Dame, Paris)

15 November - Daniel Justin







Mostly Wednesdays at 7.00pm

Retiring collection


16 March - James Goldrick


Tuesday 12 April - Thomas Wilson plays Dupré's 'Stations of the Cross'


18th May - Simon Niemínski


15th June - Hamish Wagstaff


17th August - Bernard Kirkpatrick




Owing to the current period of national mourning
and before the cathedral's Requiem Mass for HM The Queen on 24th September,
we have cancelled the organ concert originally scheduled for Tuesday 20th September.

Titus Grenyer will now play his intended programme on
Wednesday 19th October in place of Simon Niemiński,
whose original October programme will be postponed until next year.

Tuesday 20th September - CANCELLED


19th October - Titus Grenyer


16th November - Thomas Wilson


Sunday 18th December at 4.00pm - Titus Grenyer plays Messiaen's 'La Nativité du Seigneur'









Wednesdays at 7.00pm

Retiring collection



21 July - Thomas Wilson playing Dupré's 'Stations of the Cross'



18 August - James Goldrick



15 September - Titus Grenyer



6 October - Joseph Nolan playing works by Bach, Widor, Saint-Saëns and Duruflé


1 December - Simon Niemínski playing his own arrangement of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony








Tue 15 December


Organist - Titus Grenyer

The concert will feature an organ transcription of J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite in C Major, BWV 1066.

Admission: Free



Wed 16 December


Organist - Thomas Wilson

Admission: Free



Sun 20 December


Organist - Simon Niemínski




Tue 22 December


Organist - Simon Niemínski

Feliks Rączkowski: Suita Kolęd (Suite of Christmas Carols)
Arthur Somervell: Shepherd’s Cradle Song
Henry Balfour Gardiner arr. Niemiński: Noel
Marcel Dupré: Variations sur un Noël, Op. 20

Admission: Free











No recital information available








Grand Organ Master Series - Fridays 7pm

Tickets $20, school students free


Friday 21 April - Johann Vexo (Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris)

Friday 26 May - Michael Butterfield (St Mary's Cathedral)

Friday 9 June - Jeremy Filsell (Washington National Cathedral)

Friday 28 July - Daniel Cook (Westminster Abbey)

Friday 25 August - David Drury (Sydney)

Friday 27 October - Thomas Wilson (St Mary's Cathedral)



Sunday Afternoon Recitals commencing at 4pm

Free entry


Sunday 19 February - Thomas Wilson (St Mary's Cathedral)

Sunday 19 March - Michael Butterfield (St Mary's Cathedral)

Sunday 16 April, Easter Day - Thomas Wilson (St Mary's Cathedral)

Sunday 21 May - Greg Abrahams (UK)

Sunday 11 June - Young Organists Showcase

Sunday 16 July - David Tagg

Sunday 20 August - Joshua Ryan (CCSL)

Sunday 17 September - Alistair Nelson (St James', King St)

Sunday 15 October - Heather Moen-Boyd (Scots Kirk, Mosman)

Sunday 12 November - Douglas Tang (St Mary's Cathedral)

Sunday 17 December - Messiaen 'La Nativité' - Douglas Tang (St Mary's Cathedral)








Recitals commence at 4pm


Sunday 21st February - Thomas Wilson

Sunday 20th March - Ross Cobb

Sunday 24th April - Pastor de Lasala

Sunday 15th May - Dominic Moawad

Sunday 19th June - Michael Butterfield

Sunday 17th July - Marko Sever

Sunday 21st August - Paul Dean (UK)

Sunday 18th September - Alistair Nelson


Please note the following recital has been cancelled due to ill health.

Friday 30th September at 7pm - Sietze de Vries (Holland) as part of the Sydney Organ Academy


Sunday 16th October - Bernard Kirkpatrick

Sunday 13th November - Kurt Ison

Sunday 11th La Nativité du Seigneur (Oliver Messiaen) - player/s TBC





Fridays 7.00pm

27 Feb - Andrew Lumsden (Winchester Cathedral)

27 Mar - Thomas Wilson

29 May - Colin Andrews (USA/UK)

Saturday 7.30pm, 18 July - David Briggs

31 July - Ben Sheen (St Thomas', 5th Ave, NYC)

18 Sept - Oliver Brett




Sundays 4.00pm

15 Feb - Eric Tyson (UK)

15 Mar - Oliver Brett

19 April - Young Organists' Recital

17 May - Dominic Moawad

21 June - The Cathedral Organists play Meyerbeer

12 July - Peter Jewkes

16 Aug - Thomas Wilson

18 Oct - Mark Quarmby

1 Nov - Michael Butterfield

15 Nov - Ross Cobb

13 Dec - TBC







Fridays 7.00pm

Friday 30th May – David Drury

Friday 18th July – Young Organists' Recital

Friday 29th August – Thomas Wilson (with the St Mary's Cathedral Scholars)

Friday 3rd October – Nigel Allcoat

Friday 24th October – Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen

Friday 14th November – Dave Elton (tumpet), Oliver Brett (organ/piano), Thomas Wilson (organ)

Sunday 14th December 4pm – Oliver Brett (La Nativité du Seigneur - Messiaen)

All recitals begin at 7pm, with the exception of Sunday 14th December, which begins at 4pm.

Admission to all recitals free with a retiring collection





Held on third or fourth Sunday afternoons

4.00pm - 4.45pm  - Retiring Collection

Various local and visiting organists 






Oliver Brett
Assistant Director of Music
St Mary's Cathedral
26th January 11am and 3pm


Victor Matthews
Organ Scholar
St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
19th February 4pm


Michael Wyborn TROMBONE
Thomas Wilson ORGAN
Director of Music, St Mary's Cathedral
18th March 4pm


Michael Butterfield
Organ Scholar
St Mary's Cathedral
22nd April 4pm


Robert Fox
Shore School, North Sydney
27th May 4pm


Kurt Ison
Mary Immaculate Parish, Waverley
24th June 4pm


Bernard Kirkpatrick
Director of Music
St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta
15th July 4pm


Ross Cobb
Director of Music
St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney
19th August 4pm


Dominic Moawad
Assistant Organist
St Mary's Cathedral
16th September 4pm


Alistair Nelson
Acting Organist
St James'Church, King Street
21st October 4pm


Joshua Ryan
Organ Scholar
St Luke's Anglican Church, Concord
18th November 4pm


Oliver Brett
Assistant Director of Music
St Mary's Cathedral
16th December 4pm

Orgues Létourneau Ltée, op 64 1999 (4/46 mechanical and electric)

Two photos above: Pastor de Lasala (2005)

Director of Music: Thomas Wilson

For enquiries please contact: Hannah Burt

Phone: +61 (0)2 9220 0481