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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 September 16, 2018


Sunday September 16 – 2.00 pm

Kingston Town Hall, Moorabbin

Tony Fenelon & Hetty Kate [vocalist]


Sunday September 16 – 2.00 pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Czech & Slovak Film Festival

Extase (1933) starring Hedy Lemarr

Score by Paval Kohout who will also play music by JS Bach & Smetana


Sunday September 16 – 3.00 pm

St Stephen’s Church, Richmond

Christopher Trikilis & St Stephen’s Brass


Tuesday September 18 – 6.15 pm

The Scots’ Church, Melbourne

The Future

Young Organists from Victoria & the ACT

Thong Truong, Scott Thompson, Stephen Aveling-Rowe, Emily Cao & Austin Chen

JS Bach, Buxthude, Hindemith, Gigout, Lemaigre, Eben, Driffill, Mendelssohn


Wednesday September 19 – 7.00 pm

Holy Trinity, East Melbourne

Pavel Kohout Prague

Vivaldi, Bach, Schumann & Dubois


Thursday September 20 – 1.00 pm

St Michael’s Uniting Church, Melbourne

John Rivers

SS Wesley [Choral Song], Baldwin [Three Tudor Cats], Alcock [Intro & Passacaglia]


Saturday September 22 – 8.00 pm

Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell

Ensemble Gombert

A High Renaissance Celebration Josquin Desprez, Pierre de la Rue, Philippe Verdelot & Loyset Compère


Sunday September 23 – 2.30 pm

Sacred Heart Church, Carlton

Gloriana Chamber Choir

Duruflé Requiem and Poulenc – Figure Humaine, Faure – Messe basse, Messian – O sacrum convivium


Sunday September 23 – 2.30 pm

Church of All Nations, Carlton

The Tudor Choristers

Across the Water Celtic & Traditional songs from Ireland & The British Isles


Tuesday September 25 – 6.15 pm

The Scots’ Church, Melbourne

Celebrity Organ Recital

Jan Vermier Belgium

Bach, Franck [Chorale No 3], Peeters & Goemanne [San Antonio Suite]


Wednesday September 26 – 1.00 pm

St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

Callum Close

Bridge, Saint-Saëns, German & Franck (Choral No 3)










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.

16th September

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9th September

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2nd September

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  • Fletcher: Fountain Reverie. Justin Hartz, org [Longwood Gardens, Philadelphia]
  • Mendelssohn: Organ Sonata No.3 in A, Op. 65/3. William Whitehead, org [The Ballroom, Buckingham Palace]
  • Mendelssohn: Richte mich Gott, Op.78/2. Robin Batterham, org., Choir of Scots' Church, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Batterham: Psalm 70 - Save Me O God. Robin Batterham, org., Choir of Scots' Church, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Gigout: Scherzo. Jonathan Rees-Williams, org [St George's Hall, Windsor Castle]
  • Darke: Communion Service "Collegium Regale". Choir of St Edmundsbury Cathedral; Mervyn Cousins, org./Paul Trepte
  • Karg-Elert: Sinfonia, Air & Corale Op 101/6. Harold Fabrikant, org
  • Stanford: Prelude V from Six Short Preludes & Postludes. Rhys Arvidson, org [St Stephen's Church, Richmond]
  • Stanford: Eternal Father. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Richard Marlow.
  • A Alain: Scherzo. Marie-Claire Alain, org
  • Batten: O Sing Joyfully. Choir of Scots' Church, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Byrd: Sacerdotes Domin. Choir of Scots' Church, Melbourne/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Sousa: Stars and Stripes. Martin Souter, org [Blenheim Palace]

  • 26th August

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  • Bach (arr Bate): Adagio; Bourree. Jennifer Bate, org.
  • Gluck (arr Kinsela): Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo). David Kinsela, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Rutter): O Waly, Waly; (arr Grainger): I'm seventeen come Sunday Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Slogedal: Variations on a Norwegian folk tune. Christopher Herrick, org.
  • Haydn: Three Pieces for musical clock. Jean Guillou, org.
  • Bairstow: Psalm 84 O how amiable are thy dwellings. Westminster Abbey Choir/Martin Neary
  • Gabrieli: O Domine Jesu Christe. 34th Intervarsity Choir (1983)/Warren Bebbington
  • Stanley (arr Lehrndorfer): Concerto No. 6 in C. Franz Lehrndorfer, org.
  • Boyce: O where shall wisdom be found. Magdalen College Choir, Oxford/John Harper.
  • Durufle: Scherzo, Op.2. John Scott, org.
  • Grainger: The Merry Wedding. Danish National Radio Choir; Danish RSO/Jesper Grove Jorgensen.

  • 19th August

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  • Sandwold: Adagio Op 9. Magne Draagen, org[Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim]
  • Willan: Introduction, Passacaglia & Fugue. John Tuttle, org [St Paul's Church, Toronto]
  • Willan: I beheld her, beautiful as a dove; Fair in face; Rise up my love, my fair one. Trinity College Choir, Cambridge/Stephen Layton.
  • Bull: Coranto "Battle". Gerard Brooks, org [Christ Chruch, Spitalfields, London]
  • Parry: Chorale Prelude on Eventide. Donald Britton, org [Melbourne Grammar School Chapel]
  • Palestrina: Exsultate Deo. Choir of St John's College, Cambridge/George Guest
  • Gregorian Chant: Te Deum. La Maitrise de Notre-Dame, Paris/Jehan Revert. Pierre Cochereau
  • R Goss-Custard: Chelsea Fayre. David Tagg, org [Barossa Regional Gallery, Tanunda]
  • Wesley: Ascribe unto the Lord. Choir of St John's College, Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha
  • Howells: Master Tallis' Testament. Magne Draagen, org [Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim]
  • Trad Irish arr Runswick: She moved through the fair. The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
  • Strauss Snr arr Rawsthorne: Radetzky March, Op.228. Kemp English, org [Dunedin Town Hall]

  • 12th August

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  • Black: Meditations on two psalms: 50 & 2. George McPhee, org.
  • Frescobaldi: Capriccio sopra la bassa fiammenga. John Butt, org.
  • Walker: The Wanderer; Fletcha (arr O'Leary): Riu. Riu, Chu. Young Voices of Melbourne/Mark O'Leary.
  • Bingham: Primavera; Swinnen: Dewdrops. Thomas Murray, org.
  • Gibbons: O clap your hands together. Worcester Cathedral Choir/Donald Hunt
  • Schutz: Psalm 127, Except the Lord build the house. Musica Fiata, Stuttgart Chamber Choir/Frieder Bernius.
  • Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore. Martin Sander, org.
  • Wesley: In exitu Israel. St Paul's Cathedral Choir, London; Andrew Lucas, org/John Scott.
  • Saint-Saens: Benediction nuptiale, Op.9. Hans Fagius, org.
  • Trad (arr Nelson): Kitty of Coleraine; (arr Kubik): Annie Laurie. Chorelation/Faye Dumont
  • Guilmant: Reverie Op. 70/2;Rheinberger: Fughetta Op. 123a/3. Harold Fabrikant, org.
  • Schubert: Night Song in the Forest, D.913. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.

  • 5th August

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  • Purcell: Two Trumpet Tunes & Air. Noel Rawsthorne, org [Liverpool Anglican Cathedral]
  • Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani in G minor. Michael Dudman, org; Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Leonard Dommett
  • Poulenc: La belle se sied au pied de la tour & Polons l'orge. The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
  • Clarke: The Prince of Denmark's March. Harry Goss-Custard, org [Liverpool Anglican Cathedral]
  • Carter: Missa Sancti Pauli. Brisbane Chamber Choir; Alan Moffat, org./Graeme Morton
  • R Goss-Custard: Chelsea Fayre. Reginald Goss-Custard, org [Kingsway Hall, London]
  • Trad English arr Rutter: Five Traditional Songs. The Cambridge Singers/John Rutter
  • Cocker: Tuba Tune. Ian Tracey, org [Liverpool Anglican Cathedral]
  • Trad arr Rutter: The British Grenadiers. The Cambridge Singers

  • 29th July

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  • Widor: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2 - 1 Allegro. Marcel Dupre, org [Alexandra Palace, London]
  • Dupre: O salutaris hostia & Tantum ergo. Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell. Joseph Cullen & Andrew Reid, organs
  • Widor: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2 - 2 Adagio.Hans Fagius, org [Katarina Church, Stockholm]
  • Saint-Saens: O salutaris hostia. Choir of Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney/Neil McEwan. Peter Jewkes, org
  • Widor: Tantum ergo. Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell. Joseph Cullen & Andrew Reid, organs
  • Mealor: Locus iste. Grace Davidson, sop., Tenebrae/Nigel Short.
  • Gibbons: See, see, the word is incarnate. Canterbury Cathedral Choir/David Newsholme
  • Widor: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2 - 3 Intermezzo. Gerard Brooks, org [Orleans Cathedral, France]
  • Traditional arr Langford: The oak and the ash. Joel arr Chilcott: And so it goes. The Gentlemen of St John's
  • Widor: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2 - 4 Cantabile. Stuart Forster, org [First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska]
  • Ireland: Greater love hath no man. Tom Stella, treble; Michael Leighton-Jones, bar. Choir of St Paul's Cathedral / Philip Nicholls. Siegfried Franke, org
  • Widor: Symphony No.6 in C minor, Op.42/2 - 5 Final. Olivier Latry, org [Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris]

  • 22nd July

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  • Scheidemann; Praetorius; Bohm: Vater unser im Himmelreich. Joseph Payne, org
  • Rheinberger: Trios, Op.189/2 & 3. Wolfgang Rubsam, org.
  • Saar: Northern Spirit; Saebelmann: Kaunimad Laulud; Hermann: Oh laula ja hoiska. Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tonu Kaluste.
  • Elgar: Nimrod (Enigma Variations). Thomas Murray, org.
  • Charpentier: Prelude pour le Magnificat a qautre voix, H.533 (Magnificat) H.80. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Scheidemann: Fantasia in G, WV86. Karin Nelson, org.
  • Wood: Expectans expectavi. St Patrick's Cathedral Choir Melbourne/John Mallinson; org. Kevin Meese
  • McKie: Romance in G. Thomas Heywood, org.
  • Traditional (arr. Rutter): O can ye sew cushions; Afton Water. City of London Sinfonia, Cambridge Singers/John Rutter.
  • Bonnet: Concert Variations. Thomas Trotter, org.