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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 July 15, 2018

Sunday July 15 – 2.00 pm

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Deepdene

Suzuki Concert – Stephen Aveling-Rowe, Makita Matsushima & Jared Robinson

Karg-Elert, JSB, Mathias, Hindemith & Saint-Saëns. Makita & Stephen will also play Vivaldi Concerto for two cellos (1st movt) accomp. David Clark


Thursday July 19 – 1.00

St Michael’s Church, Melbourne

Rhys Boak


Sunday July 29 – 2.30

St Mark’s Church, Fitzroy

The Lindsay O’Neill Memorial Organ Recital

Jennifer Chou

JSB, F Couperin, Bouvard, Wammes & BW Sanders


Sunday July 29 – 2.30 pm

Malvern Town Hall

Thomas Heywood


Sunday August 5 – 2.30 pm

St Andrew’s Church, Brighton

Thomas Heywood


Sunday August 5 – 3.00 pm

Church of All Nations, Carlton


Anúna’s Celtic Spirit – the music of Michael McGlynn




Peter Wakeley or Simon Colvin

The Christ Church Music Foundation exists to foster excellence in the music at Christ Church South Yarra, as 3mbs seeks to promote excellence in Western art music in Melbourne. CCMF is proud to sponsor the Organ and Choral Music as so many Melbournians tune in on a Sunday morning.

15th July

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  • Gounod: Fantaisie sur l'hymne national russe. Ian Tracey; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Rumon Gamba
  • Clarke: Philomela (1914). Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber
  • Biber: Hymnus: Plaudite Tympana. Gabrieli Consort & Players; Musica Antiqua Koln/Paul McCreesh
  • Gounod: Marche solennelle. Lurt Leuders, org
  • Clarke: Come, O come, my life's delight (1911). Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge/Geoffrey Webber
  • Stanford: Evening Service in A op 12. Choir of The King's Consort; The King's Consort/Robert King
  • Stanford: Fantasia and Toccata in D minor, Op.57. Kurt Ison, org [Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney]
  • Ockeghem: Deo gratias. Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel
  • Elgar arr Martin: Imperial March, Op.32. Edwin Kwong, org [St Stephen's Church, Richmond]
  • Harris: Sing a song of joy. The Exon Singers/Andrew Carwood
  • Gounod arr Lemare: Funeral March of a Marionette. Jonathan Scott, org [Rochdale Town Hall]

  • 8th July

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  • Pachelbel: Ciacona in F minor. David Agg, org
  • Sweelinck: Ballo del Granduca. Piet Kee, org.
  • Schubert: An die musik.; Cuthbertson/Sutherland: Australian Skies. Eltham East Primary School Choir/Anne Williams; pno: Colin Jenkins
  • Brahms Hungarian Dances No.1 in G minor; No. 5 in F sharp minor. Thomas Heywod, org. .
  • Goss: Psalms 127, 128. Holy Trinity Cathedral Choir Auckland/Anthony Jennings
  • Nunn: What shall I give to God, my Saviour? Graham Lieschke, org.
  • Bach (arr Gounod); Prelude in C; (arr Junor): Badinerie from Suite in B minor). Roderick Junor, org.
  • Guerrero: Magnificat. Musica Ficta/Raul Mallavibarrena.
  • Frescobaldi: Partita in G, undecima sopra l'Aria di Monicha. Herbert Tachezi, org.
  • Ar Alfven: Dalcisa; ladjens blomster; Berg: Sa jag maa, donna Bianca; Wikander: Krstallen den fina. Upsala University Chamber Choir/Stefan Parkman. .
  • Mendelssohn: Wedding March. Peter Hurford, org.

  • 1st July

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  • Stanford: 3 Preludes (in the form of a minuet, a toccata, a pastorale). Simon Nieminski, org [Freemasons'Hall, Edinburgh]
  • Thompson: Alleluia. Trinity Church Choir, Boston/Brian Jones
  • Friedell: Evening Service in F. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne/Philip Nicholls. Siegfried Franke, org
  • Stanford: Communion Service in C Op 15. Choir of John's College, Cambridge/Christopher Robinson. Christopher Whitton, org
  • Jongen: Cantabile Op 31/1 & Choral Op 31/4. Neil Wright, org [Farnborough Abbey]
  • Rorem: Sing my soul, his wondrous love. Choir of St Patrick's Cathedral/Daryl Barclay
  • Thompson: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Turtle Creek Chorale; Dallas Wind Symphony/Timothy Seelig
  • Anderson arr Trotter: Sleigh Ride. Kemp English, org [Dunedin Town Hall]
  • Joplin arr English: Maple Leaf Rag. Kemp English, org [Dunedin Town Hall]

  • 24th June

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  • Buxtehude: Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott BuxWV 207. Christopher Herrick, org.
  • James: Bush night song; Hutchens: Australian Sunrise. Imogen Children's Chorale/Laurie Gaffney.
  • Purcell: I gave her cakes. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Allworth: Two Voluntaries for Organ. Lawrence Bartlett, org.
  • Mulet: Tu es Petrus. Thomas Murray, org.
  • Schutz: An den Wassern, zu Babel. Lincoln Cathedral Choir/Aric Prentice
  • Stanley: Concerto No. 5 in A. Franz Lehrndorfer, org.
  • Biber: Magnificat. Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Anne Grimm, sop., Els Bongers, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Rameau (arr Lemare): Gavotte (Le Temple de la Gloire). Peter Jewkes, org.
  • Stolzer: Hilff Herr, die Heiligen haben abgenommen (Psalm 12). Capella Antiqua Munchen.
  • Whitlock: After an old French air. Graham Barber, org.

  • 17th June

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  • Handel arr Peasgood: Water Music Suite in D, HWV349: alla hornpipe. Magne Draagen, org [Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway]
  • Holst: Duet for trombone & organ. Sebastian Krause, tbn; Gabrielle Wadewitz, org
  • Holst: Song of the Blacksmith. Orphei Drangar/Robert Sund
  • Holst arr Forster: The Planets, Op.32: Jupiter. Stuart Forster, org [First Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska]
  • Enns: Music, when soft voices die. Ensemble Vocal Ganymede / Yvan Sabourin
  • Howells: Office of Holy Communion. Peter Barley, org., King's College Choir Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury.
  • Whitlock: Plymouth Suite: Chanty & Salix. David Poulter, org [Chester Cathedral]
  • Bach: Fugue a la Gigue BWV 577. Percy Whitlock, org [St Osmond's Church, Parkstone, Dorset 15/10/1945]

  • 10th June

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  • Bohm: Partita: Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend. Christiaan Teeuwsen, org.
  • Buxtehude: Canzonetta in G, BuxWV171. Piet Kee, org.
  • arr Blackwood: Hush, little baby; Grainger: Irish tune from County Derry. Choir of Trinity College Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones
  • Trad: Best beloved land; The Lu,ber-Jack's Song. Candomino Choir/Tauno Satomaa.
  • Vierne: Scherzo; Wright: Brother James Air. Lindsay O'Neill, org
  • Handel: Te Deum in D 'Queen Caroline'. James Bowman, alto., Michael George, bass, John Mark Ainsley, ten., Gillian Fisher, sop., New College Choir, Oxford, King's Consort/Robert King.
  • Schumann: Fugues on BACH Op. 60/3, 5. Roberto Marini, org.
  • JM Bach: Halt was du hast. Capella Sancti Michaelis/Erik van Nevel
  • Boyce: Gavotte. Andrew Nethsinga, org.; Dupre: Deuxieme Elevation. Jane Watts, org.
  • Verdelot: Amor quanto piu lieto; La bella donna. Capella Antiqua Munich/Konrad Ruhland
  • Camidge: Larghetto and Fugue from Organ Concerto No. 5 in G minor. Pastor de Lasala, org.

  • 3rd June

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  • Biescheuvel: Meditiation. Andre Knevel, org [Martinikerk, Doesberg, NL]
  • Reger: Benedictus Op 59. Magne Draagen, org [Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway]
  • Bairstow: The Oak and the ash. Chapman: The three ravens. Stanford: Quick! we have but a second. The Cambridge Singers / John Rutter
  • Young: Church Sonata. Andre Knevel, org [Martinikerk, Doesberg, NL]
  • Charpentier: Te Deum, H.146: Prelude. Alan Stringer, trp; Noel Rawsthorne, org [Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel]
  • Stanford: Service in A Op 12 - Te deum. Hereford Cathedral Choir/Roy Massey. Geraint Bowen, org
  • Nixon: Praise our God with mirth. Choirs of St Andrew's & St Mary's Cathedrals, Sydney & St James' Church, Sydney/Ross Cobb. David Drury, org.
  • Stanford: Sonata No 3 "Britannica" Op 152 - Benedictus. David Tagg, org [Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda]
  • Rutter: For the beauty of the earth. Choir of St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne/Daryl Barclay. Dion Henman, org
  • Wood: Great Lord of Lords. Gentlemen of St Thomas-on-The Bourne, Farnham/David Swinson
  • Briggs: O Lord, support us. Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge/Stephen Layton. David Briggs, org
  • Hanmer: Pastorale (Theme from Blue Hills). John Giacchi, org

  • 27th May

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  • Scheidemann: O lux beata Trinitas. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Karg-Elert: Aus meine Herzens Grund. Rhys Boak, org.
  • Troyte (arr. Davies): Sunset Poem; Coward: Wandering the King's Highway. Victoria Welsh Choir/Faleiry Koczkar
  • Rutter: Open Thou Mine Eyes. Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Durufle: Scherzo, Op.2. John Scott, org.
  • Gregorian Chant; Leighton Jones; Byrd: O lux beata Trinitas. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Telemann: Fugues TWV 30/6, 8, 13, 20. Sabine Bauer, org.
  • Stanford: Te deum laudamus in B flat. Winchester Cathedral Choir, Waynflete Singers; Timothy Byram-Wigfield, org., Bournemouth SO/David Hill.
  • Karg-Elert: Valse mignonne, Op.142/2. Clive Driskill-Smith, org.
  • Verdi: Chorus of Gypsies (La Traviata); Chorus of Exiles (Macbeth). Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orch/Franz Bauer Theusel
  • Havergal: The Highway Code. Mastersingers