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A selection of organ and choral works – both sacred and secular – from the Early Music period to the present day.

The theme is Allegretto in E flat by William Wolstenholme played by Peter Jewkes at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, NSW.


IN CONCERT – details of concerts of Organ & Choral Music for the week beginning Sunday November 11, 2018

Sunday November 11 – 2.00 pm

Toorak Uniting Church

Myfany McIndoe

JS Bach, de Grigny, & music by notable female composers


Tuesday November 13 – 1.15 pm

The Scots’ Church, Melbourne

Douglas Lawrence

Buxtehude, Kerll, Mendelssohn, Karas, Messiaen & Boëllmann


Wednesday November 14 – 1.00 pm

St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Arwn Hur

Concert cancelled due to ongoing issues with the 89 year old blower which is coming to the end of its life.


Wednesday November 14 – 7.00 pm

St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne

Calvin Bowman


Thursday November 15 – 1.00 pm

St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

Gillian McNaughton


Thursday November 15 – 7.30 pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Jennifer Chou Messiaen & Mysticism

works of Olivier Messiaen from early works of the 1930s to the last work from 1984


Saturday November 17 – 7.30 pm

St John’s Church, Southgate


Assorted Classics 10th anniversary concert. Whitacre, Esenvalds, Lauridsen, McGlynn & more


Sunday November 18 – 2.30 pm

Sacred Heart Church, Carlton

Gloriana Chamber Choir

American Classics Copland [In the beginning], Barber, Lauridsen, Whitacre, Clausen, Paulus & Tippet [5 Negro Spirituals]


Sunday November 25 – 3.30 pm

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Hamer Singers

The Tenderness of Silent Minds  Tavener, Walton, MacMillan, Pärt, Mahler & more







Peter Wakeley or Simon Colvin

11th November

Show Playlist
  • Elgar arr Harris: Nimrod. David Drury. org [Sydney Town Hall]
  • Elgar: They are at rest. The Gabrieli Consort / Paul McCreesh
  • Twist: Do not Stand at my Grave and Weep. The Vocal Consort, Australian Boys' Choir/Noel Ancell.
  • Karg-Elert: Three Impressions: Harmonies du soir. Gordon Atkinson, org. [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Davies: Short Requiem in D minor. RSCM Australia Summer School Choir 2009 / Graeme Morton
  • Camidge: Gavotte. Gordon Atkinson, org. [St Linus' Church, Merlynston]
  • Stanley: O thou who camest from above. Ivanhoe Methodist Church Choir & Congregation; Gordon Atkinson, org. / William Atkinson
  • Peeters: Aria. Gordon Atkinson, org [Ivanhoe Methodist Church]
  • Atkinson: Psalms 27 & 150 from Psalms & Doxologies. The Choir / Gordon Atkinson. Dudley Oakes Ps 27 & Tom Mitts Ps 150, org
  • Howells: Rhapsody for organ, Op.17/3. Michael Heighway, org. [St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne]
  • Gray: 1914: The Dead & The Soldier. Guildford Cathedral Choir/Barry Rose.
  • Willcock: We Will Remember Them. Merlyn Quaife, sop., Newman College Choir/Gary Ekkel.
  • Guest: For the fallen. Brisbane Chamber Choir/Graeme Morton

  • 4th November

    Show Playlist
  • Bach JC: Sonata in E flat. David Drury, org., John Foster, tpt.
  • Ludford: Ninefold Kyrie. Choir of Westminster Abbey /James O'Donnell
  • Handel: Overture in C, from Rodelinda. John O'Donnell, org.
  • Linley, junior: Choruses from anthem - Let God Arise. Holst Singers, Parley of Instruments /Peter Holman.
  • Anon, 1631: Hanaq pachap kusikuynin. Ex Cathedra /Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Karg-Elert: Interludium, Op.36, 2B. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Howells: A hymn for St Cecilia. Wells Cathedral Choir /Malcolm Archer, Rupert Gough, org.
  • Stanhope, P: Lament to Saint Cecilia. Sydney Chamber Choir /Paul Stanhope.
  • Poulenc: Salve Regina. Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum of Dean Close Preparatory School /Simon Bell.
  • Vaughan Williams: Valiant-for-Truth. Choir of Bristol Cathedral /Mark Lee.
  • Stanley: Voluntary No.8 in d min. Brendon Lukin, org.

  • 28th October

    Show Playlist
  • Lubeck: Nun laast uns Gott dem Herren. Helmut Winter, org.
  • Handel: Peace abiding (Berenice); S. Wesley: Air in F. Richard Hoy, org.
  • Childs: Weep no more; Sled: Jing-ga-lye-ya. Birralee Blokes/Paul Holley
  • W. Lloyd Wbber: Barcarolle. Jane Watts, org.
  • Mozart: Adagio for Glasharmonika in C K356. Thomas Trotter, org.
  • Handel: Coronation Anthem: The King shall rejoice HWV 260. Westminster Abbey Choir; The English Concert/Simon Preston
  • Guilmant: Priere and Berceuse Op. 27. Siegfried Franke, org.
  • Rheinberger: Ave Maria. Geelong Grammar School Choir (2001)/Tom Healey
  • Schmidt: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen. Matthias Ank, org.
  • Schubert: Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus. D.797. In the depths dwells the light, Shepherds' Chorus; Huntsmen's Chorus. Ernst Senff Chamber Choir, CO of Europe/Claudio Abbado.

  • 21st October

    Show Playlist
  • de Vries: Partita on Psalm 86 Chorale & Parts 3, 5 & 6. Sietze de Vries, org [St Katherines’ Church, Hamburg]
  • Rutter: Winchester Te Deum. John Birch, org., Royal PO, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Ley: A Prayer of King Henry VI. Eton College Chapel Choir / Ralph Allwood
  • Elgar: Daughter of Ancient Kings. King’s College Chapel Choir; Cambridge University Musical Society; New Philharmonia Orchestra / Philip Ledger
  • Elgar: Elegy. Geoffrey Morgan, org [Guildford Cathedral]
  • Parry: Blest pair of Sirens. Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org., Bournemouth SO, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Waynflete Singers/David Hill.
  • Hook: Voluntary in C. Russell Savige, org [St James’ the Great, St Kilda East - Smith organ]
  • Greene: God is our hope and strength. New College Chapel Choir / Edward Higginbottom
  • Greene: Voluntary in B flat. Bill Smith, org [St James’ the Great, St Kilda East - Jocelyn organ]
  • Pearsall: Great God of Love & Lay a Garland. The National Youth Choir of Great Britain / Michael Brewer
  • Porter-Brown: Cheeky Chappie. Richard Hills, org [Southampton Guildhall]

  • 14th October

    Show Playlist
  • Pachelbel: Aria Prima in D minor. Matthew Owens, org.
  • Ravenscroft: Four Madrigals. Pro Cantione Antiqua/Mark Brown
  • Douglas Deep Peace. Geelong Grammar School Choir/Tom Healey
  • Haydn: Pieces for musical clock. Robert Ampt, org.
  • Vaughan Williams: O Taste and See; Ouseley: From the Rising of the Sun. Choir of St Michael's College Tenbury/Lucian Nethsingha
  • Szokolay: Come bless the Lord; O give thanks to the Lord. (Psalms 134 , 136). Debrecan College Cantus (Hungary)/Sandor Berkesi
  • Handel: Jesu Meine Freude HWV480; Chaconne in G HWV430. John O'Donnell, org
  • Di Lasso: Magnificat anima mea Dominum. Niederaltaicher Scholaren/Konrad Ruhland.
  • Chabrier: Pavane; Delibes: Passepied. Rhys Boak, org.
  • Cory: Eton Boating Song. Eton School Concert Choir & Orch/Ralph Allwood
  • Vierne: Feux Follets. Rudolf Meyer, org.
  • Trad (arr Buc): Botany Bay. Concordis/Andrew Hunter; Nicholas Buc, pno

  • 7th October

    Show Playlist
  • Parry: Chorale Preludes: Martyrdom; St Cross Op. 205/2 & 6. Roy Massey, org
  • Scheidemann: Alleluja, laudem dicite deo nostro. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Debussy: Trois Chansons; Morley: Sing we and chant it; Ravenscroft: Three Country Dances (round). Australian Voices/Stephen Leek
  • Rheinberger: Aria in G sharp minor; Andantino No. 11 in B. Wolfgang Stockmeier, org
  • Parry: Long since in Egypt's Plenteous land.(Judith) Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org., Bournemouth SO, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Waynflete Singers/David Hill.
  • Buxtehude: Vater unser im Himmelreich, BuxWV219. Piet Kee, org.
  • Trad: Oculi omnium. Monks of the Benedictine Monastery, Santo Domingo de Silos
  • Hassler: Pater Noster. Niederrheinische Chorgemeinschaft/Hartmut Schmidt.
  • Tambling: Sortie;Trio. David Poulter, org.
  • Parry: Myfanwy (Arabella) Treorchy Male Choir; Trad (arr Protheroe): David of the White Rock; We'll keep a welcome. Morriston Orpheus Choir
  • Rossini: Overture to William Tell. Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen, org.

  • 30th September

    Show Playlist
  • Alain: Variations sur un theme de Clement Jannequin. Marie-Claire Alain, org
  • Bach: Prelude and fugue in G, BWV541. Kurt Ison, org [Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney]
  • Gibbons: Great Lord of Lords. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London/John Scott
  • Gibbons: Fantasia. John Toll, org [Adlington Hall, Cheshire]
  • Gibbons: Second Evening Service. Choir of St George's Cathedral, Perth/Simon Lawford
  • Clarke: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high. Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber
  • Gabrieli: O sacrum convivium. Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh
  • Wolstenholme: Allegretto Op 17/2. Francis Jackson, org [Castle Howard, Yorkshire]
  • Telfer: What then, my love. Gannymede/Yvan Sbourin
  • Guilmant: Fantasy on two English melodies. Martin Souter, org [Blenheim Palace]
  • Rutter: Five Childhood Lyrics. The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter

  • 23rd September

    Show Playlist
  • Bach: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Her BWV 663, 664. Peter Hurford, org.
  • Brumby: Lully, lulley. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Traditional (arr. Moeran): The sailor & young Nancy. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Mozart: Romanze; Menuetto and Trio (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K,525). Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Homilius: Pater Noster. Niederrheinische Chorgemeinschaft/Hartmut Schmidt.
  • Rutter: God be in my head; Scarlatti: Exsultate Deo. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne (1990)/Peter Godfrey
  • Haydn: Organ Concerto in C, Hob.XVIII/8. Martin Haselboeck, org., Divertimento Salzburg.
  • Sumaya: Angelicas Milicias. Chanticleer.
  • Whitlock: Pastorale; Exultemus. Keiran Crichton, org. Christ Church South Yarra
  • Rheinberger: Abendfriede Op. 156/10. Felix Hell, org.