Friday Music
May 2012

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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May 04

Alexander Nelson - flute

Patrick Keith - piano


Three Romances Op 94 (1849)  - Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

I. Nicht schnell
II. Einfach, innig
III. Nicht schnell

Sonatine (1943) - Henri Dutilleux (1916 - )

Sonata in D Major, Op 94 (1943) - Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)

I. Moderato
II. Scherzo
III. Andante
IV. Allegro con brio



Flautist Alexander Nelson began his tertiary studies under Wissam Boustany at the Trinity College of Music, London, where he was made second flute of the Trinity Sinfonia in his first year.  A founder of two different chamber groups, he performed regularly around Greater London and Kent.

In 2007 he left Trinity to continue his studies with Alexa Still at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he is now in his final semester. Alexander has played Principal Flute on many occasions with the Conservatorium's Symphony, Chamber and Opera Orchestras, both within Australia and on three international tours abroad.  He has performed with the Sydney Sinfonia, the Sydney Camerata, and presents regular solo recitals around Sydney.

In September of this year Alexander will commence his postgraduate studies under Susan Milan and Jaime Martin at the Royal College of Music, London.

May 11

Conservatorium High School Students


Chamber music groups from the Conservatorium High School.



Piano Quartet No. 1 - Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924)
First movement - Allegro Moderato

Hana King - Violin
Kohki Iwasaki - Viola
Felix Hoffmann-Este - Cello
Alex Yau - Piano


Trio  - Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942)

Belinda Morrison - Clarinet
Bernadette Morrison - Cello
Diana Zhang - Piano


Maya - Ian Clarke (1964 - )

Elissa Koppen – Flute
Emilia Antcliffe - Flute
Florence Le - Piano


Trio - Russell Peterson (1969 - )

Antonia Berg - Flute
Kate Whitton - Saxophone
Alex Zhang - Piano



Please note that program is subject to change









May 18

Judith Rough (soprano)

Mark Quarmby (organ)


Salve Regina  - Giovanni Palestrina (1525 - 1594)

Nulla in mundo pax sincera - Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

1. Aria - Nulla in mundo pax sincera
2. Recit - Blando colore
3. Aria - Spirat anguis
4. Alleluia

Tornami a vagheggiar (Alcina) - G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

Lascia ch'io pianga - G F Handel (1685 - 1759)

An Evening Hymn - Henry Purcell (1659 - 1695)




Judith Rough started singing as a child in Brisbane, as a member of the Brisbane Eisteddfod Junior choir. She was a principal and chorus member of the Queensland Light Opera Company and studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she won the Blanche Campbell Memorial Scholarship for singing.

She has sung with several chamber groups in Sydney as ensemble member and soloist, and has performed as soprano soloist across a wide range of major choral works for various orchestras and choirs in Sydney.

In the USA between 2000 and 2005, Judith performed as ensemble member and soloist with professional chamber choirs Voces Novae et Antiquae and The Lady Chapel Singers, recording with them and touring with them in the USA and Europe. She was in demand as a recitalist, performing for The Lupus Foundation of America and the American Guild of Organists among others. She sang with the Mainline Opera Guild and performed the role of Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone for the Multiple Sclerosis Association and as part of the music education programme in several Philadelphia schools. While there she had the opportunity of studying with Julianne Baird at the Eastman School of Music.

Since returning to Australia Judith has continued to perform regularly, as a soloist in major choral works and in concert and recital for various organizations in Sydney and its environs. Her knowledge and love of the human voice is well used in her role as voice specialist at St Vincent's Voice Clinic in Sydney, where she works with professional voice users and others who are experiencing voice problems.





May 25

Stacey Yang (organ)


Sonata No. 6, Op.65 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 -1847)

1. Chorale and variations
2. Fugue
3. Finale - Andante


Three Chorale Preludes from Op 122 - Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)

1. Mein Jesu, der du mich
5. Schmüke dich, o liebe Seele
2. Herzliebster Jesu


Cantabile - Jospeh Rheinberger (1839 - 1901)

Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C minor Op.37 - Felix Mendelssohn (1809 -1847)



Stacey Xiaoyu Yang (organ) started to learn the organ from Kurt Ison in May, 2007. In 2008, She passed her 8th grade performance exam and was appointed as organist at St Anne's Anglican Church, Strathfield and the Organ Scholar of The Cathedral Singers. She is the current Organ Scholar at the University of Sydney. She has played many major organs in Sydney which including Sydney Opera House, St Andrew's Cathedral, St James', King St, Christ Church St Laurence, the University of Sydney and has passed her LTCL in organ. Apart from organ playing, she has been learning piano from Stephanie McCallum and is a piano tutor at MLC School, Burwood, a piano accompanist for AMEB exam and various competitions and one of the honorary carillionists at the University of Sydney. She has given carillon recitals in Europe and played in organ masterclasses with several distinguished organists.

Stacey received a Bachelor of Medical Science degree from The University of Sydney and completed a master degree in Health Science in 2010 in the same institute.

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