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Organ Music Society of Sydney Diary, 2001 and other Organ Concerts in Sydney

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Organ Music Society of Sydney Diary, 2001 and
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Sunday 11th March 2.30pm
Strathfield Uniting Church, Carrington Ave, Strathfield
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
Joint RSCM/Organ Music Society Event
Practice at 1.30pm Please bring own music if possible
$15 (non-members), $10 (members)


Saturday 31st March 10.00am - 12 noon
Strathfield Uniting Church, Carrington Ave, Strathfield
"Playing Modern Choruses on the Organ"
Workshop by Heather Moen-Boyd
Enquiries 02 9871 8278

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Sunday 8th April 3.00pm
Presbyterian Ladies' College, Boundary St, Croydon
College Hall

Centenary of the Davidson organ

Admission will be free. The program will include organ solos by Kurt Ison
and, student organist, Sheridan Levy. Trumpet and organ works by Viviani,
featuring Greg Stenning, Director of Performance and Kurt Ison, the Albinoni
Adagio, the Bach Concerto for two violins, the P.L.C. Chamber Orchestra and
the P.L.C. Chamber Choir will augment the program.


Easter Monday 16th April
Organ ramble through inner western suburbs
St Stephen's Anglican Church, Church St, Newtown
11.00 SAll Saints Anglican Church, Stanmore Rd, Petersham
11.30 Meeting on draft resolution
12.30 Lunch
14.00 St Andrew's Anglican Church, cnr henson and Smith Sts, Summer Hill
15.00 Holy Trinity Anglicanm Church, cnr Herbert and Seaview Sts, Dulwich Hill
Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774. $10 for the day.


Wednesday 25th April (ANZAC Day) 3.00pm
Olivier Latry (Notre Dame, Paris) at St Mary's Cathedral

Enquiries 02 9144 4915
Program includes Bach, Widor, Dupré (Prelude and Fugue in B), Carillon de Westminster (Vierne), Trois Dances (Alain) and an improvisation.

Tickets: $20, $10 concession

Thursday 26th April - Masterclass St Mary's Cathedral 3.00pm

Tickets $10, $5 concession

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Leigh Memorial Church
119 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Sunday, 20th May at 3pm
Rededication of the restored 1879 Davidson organ

Organist - Peter Jewkes and others.


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Monday 11th June

Organ ramble to the University of Sydney

9.00am St Andrew's College

11.00am St Paul's College


2.00pm Wesley College

2.30pm Moore Theological College

3.15pm The Great Hall

Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774. $10 for the day.


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25th August 2001 3pm

Visit to the Antique Mechanical Music Museum.
Service City, 388 Botany Road, Alexandria
(200m south of the Green Square Railway Station)

Cliff Bingham will give a 2 hour guided tour of the instruments in this exhibition

Cost: $12.00 (includes afternoon tea)


Sunday 26 August 2.30 p.m. for 3 p.m. at
26 Nalya Rd, Berowra Heights.

To obtain tickets and for any enquiries, contact Rosemary Parle 9906
2565. The ticket includes pre-concert drinks and a substantial buffet
supper at interval.

The works to be performed are five Handel organ concertos known as
the "Second Set" of 1740 and transcribed from the Op. 6 Concerti
Grossi. Two of these, reconstructed by Ralph Schureck, are to be
accompanied by Strings, Oboes, Bassoon and Harpsichord continuo. Of
the three remaining concertos, one is for Harpsichord solo and two
for organ solo.

Soloists: Pastor de Lasala (Organ), Rosalind Halton (Harpsichord)

PS The organ is by Hill and is in a private residence.


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Kincoppal Rose Bay School Chapel
Sunday 16th September, 2.30pm

Tickets: $30 ($25 conc)
Proceeds to the maintenance and restoration of the unique French romantic Puget chapel organ.
Works by Hume, Simpson, Dowland, de la Guerre and Widor.

David Rumsey (organ) plus visiting early music specialists (voice and strings).


David Kinsela - "The Blessed One - J S Bach"

Uniting Church, Carrington Ave, Strathfield
Sunday, 16 September at 2.30pm

Knox Grammar School Chapel, Wahroonga
Tuesday, 25 September at 8.15pm

Mary Immaculate Church, Victoria St, Waverley
Sunday, 30 September at 7.30pm


Robert Ampt - Sunday, 16 September at 3.00pm

Killara Uniting Church, cnr Karanga and Arnold Streets, Killara

Ron Sharp (1961) organ recently enlarged and renovated.


Saturday, 29 September 1.30pm

Great Hall, University of Sydney

The 2001 Sydney Organ Competition
Junior and Intermediate Sections

Please note change to an earlier starting time from that previously advertised owing to a larger number of entries than expected this year.

Saturday 29 September - Monday 1 October

Organ Ramble to the ACT with the Organ Historical Society of Australia
Contact Hugh Knight for more details

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Monday 1st October
Organ Ramble to the ACT - join with OHTA (Sept 29 - October 1)

Phone Andrew Davidson for more details 02 9489 6774.


Friday 5th October 6pm
Prof Martin Weyer (University of Marburg, Germany)

German Lutheran Church, Goulburn St, Sydney
"A Visit to the Bach Family" - Lecture/Recital
$20 (non-members), $15 (members)
Enquiries Mark Quarmby 02 9746 8742
Followed by dinner at a local restaurant for those you wish to stay.

Prof Weyer has broken his ankle and is unable to make the trip. Robert Ampt will be giving a demonstration recital instead.


Tuesday 16th October 6.30pm
Lecture/Recital with Dr John Wells on Bach's 48

Venue: Wallace King Room, Sydney Grammar School
College St, Sydney

Playing Bach's 48 on the Piano, Harpsichord and Organ

Private lessons with Dr Wells available on Tuesday 16th ($60 per hour)
For more details contact Mark Quarmby



St Andrew's Cathedral

A Book of Common Prayer Evensong (choral + sermon) will be trialed for 12 months on the third Sunday of the month at 3pm. This will be followed by an organ recital/orchestral concert at 4pm.

The first service will be held on Sunday, 21 October at 3pm

The service music will be:

Responses - Stewart
Psalm - 121
Canticles - Howells (Collegium Regale)
Anthem - Stainer "I am the Alpha and Omega"

This will be followed by an Organ Recital at 4pm

Organist - Michael Deasey

J S Bach - Concerto in A minor (after Vivaldi)
F Liszt - Fantasia and Fugue on BACH

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Sunday November 11 2.30pm.
Annual General Meeting
Christ Church St Laurence, George St, Sydney (near Central)

Recital at 2.30pm in the Church followed by the meeting at 3pm in the hall.


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Young Organists' Day
Sydney Town Hall

Free entry.
Friday December 28 at 11.00am

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January 2002


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