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March 2020

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5.00pm - Fine Music Sydney Radio 102.5FM

"Society Spot" is the Organ Music Society's very own hour-long radio programme, which goes to air at 5pm on the second Saturday of the month on Fine Music Sydney, 102.5FM.  It is presented by Society member John Hanna.  It can be heard live, or streamed online by going to Fine Music Sydney's website here

It can also be heard on demand here

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5.30pm  Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney

Organ Recital Series on 3rd Sundays followed by Choral Evensong at 6.30pm

Andrej Kouznetsov (Brisbane)

Bach: Fantasia super Valet will ich dir geben, BWV 735
Grunenwald: Messe du Saint-Sacrement
Brahms: Fugue in A flat minor, WoO 8
Hart: Fantasia on Vexillla regis

Admission is by note donation at the door.



2pm - St Andrew's Anglican Church, 47 Elrington St Braidwood

Organ recital by David Reccia Chynoweth

We are fortunate to have secured David for the Braidwood 2020 Summer/Autumn Concert series - the 4th recital in the series - performing German organ classics from Bach, Brahms, Haendel and Mendelssohn on St Andrew's historic organ.

David has kindly offered to donate 50% of the ticket takings to the Braidwood Community Help Fund (managed by Braidwood Life Centre) to assist people in the Braidwood and villages region who have been affected by the recent fires.

Encouraged by his late grandfather Anglican bishop Neville Chynoweth, himself also an organist, David received his first piano lessons at the age of six and continued to receive musical tuition throughout his childhood in Canberra and in Singapore. Following his HSC at Canberra Grammar School he moved directly to Europe to begin his music studies.

In Italy, he studied Organ Performance, Piano, Composition and Harpsichord at the Conservatorium of Music in Frosinone where, in 2012, he was awarded a Diploma in Organ with full marks and distinction. He was then accepted in the organ class of Pier Damiano Peretti, Michael Radulescu's successor at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Wien (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna) where he specialised for many years. At the conclusion of studies in Vienna, he was awarded his Master of Music with a major in Organ performance.

Now resident in Italy, he is the only Australian in recent years to have been selected to play at the prestigious St Albans International Organ Festival competition. 

Tickets: $25 adults, $15 concessions, and under 15s free.

On sale at the door from 1.15pm CASH ONLY.


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12.30pm - Sydney Town Hall

Hector Olivera

Toccata from Suite No 1
Ralph Driffill (1870 – 1922)

Pastorale Op. 19
Cesar Franck (1822 – 1890)

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor BWV 582
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Improvisation Caprice Op 37
Joseph Jongen (1873 – 1953)

Bohemian Rhapsody arr. Hector Olivera
Freddie Mercury (1946 – 1991)

Improvisation on a submitted theme
Hector Olivera

Today's Artist

Hector Olivera is known as one of the most exciting organists of the 21st century. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mr. Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide. At age 5 he performed for the legendary Evita Perón in his native Argentina, at age 16 he enthralled heads of state and celebrities, and at age 17 he won a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Three years later, he won the American Guild of Organist's National Improvisation Contest, marking the start of his international concert career.

Having previously performed on the majestic Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ, Mr. Olivera proudly states that it is one of his favourite organs worldwide. 

Entry free

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1.10pm St Stephen's, Macquarie St, Sydney.

Stacey Yang (organ)

Program details

Entry by note donation

Enquiries: 0413 206 803 (or email Mark Quarmby)

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3.00pm - St Luke's Anglican Church, Stanmore Road, Enmore

Inaugural recital following the completion of the final stage of the restoration of the historic Wordsworth and Maskell Organ of 1883

David James Reccia Chynoweth (organist)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532

Graeme Koehne - To His servant Bach, God grants a final glimpse - the Morning Star

Samuel Sebastian Wesley - Choral Song and Fugue

Johann Sebastian Bach

(i)              Trio Sonata in E Flat Major BWV 525 (First Movement)

(ii)             Choral Prelude:  O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß BWV 622

(iii)            Trio Sonata in E Flat Major BWV 525 (Third Movement)

Edward Elgar - Variations on an Original Theme Op. 36 (Enigma) Variation IX Adagio (Nimrod)

 Alexandre Guilmant - Finale from Sonate No.1 in D Minor

Refreshments following the recital

Admission $15/$10at the door.




3.30-4.30pm - Great Hall, University of Sydney

Organist Amy Johansen - Celebrating Bach

Admission free

Come early for Carillon at recital 2pm, refreshments in Anteroom from 3pm!


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