Award winning Australian soprano Greta Bradman will return home to perform a special Mother’s Day concert at St Peter's Cathedral in aid of the Cathedral’s Organ Restoration Appeal.
The Mother’s Day concert promises to be a splendid afternoon of music, featuring favourites including Dvorak’s Songs my Mother Taught Me, Henry Bishop’s Home Sweet Home and Gounod’s Ave Maria - a special treat for any mum this Mother’s Day!
Greta will be accompanied by award winning South Australian organist Dr Josh van Konkelenberg.
Tickets $25 ($20 concession)
About the Cathedral Organ
Installed in 1930, the magnificent Hill, Norman and Beard Organ of St Peter’s Cathedral has accompanied choir and congregation at worship, recital, and concert. In the course of its life, it has played for Synod services, ordinations and consecrations, and royal visits. It has thrilled worshippers and visitors alike – accompanying school and community carol services, and memorial services for world greats. It has provided accompaniment to generations of children who began their musical life as Cathedral Choristers and Organ Scholars.
In 2015 the decision was made not to use the organ until it has been properly restored. UK firm Harrison and Harrison (Durham) were appointed by the Cathedral Council to undertake this precious work. The Durham based firm have recently completed the restoration of the Kings College Cambridge organ, as well as many other signification organ restorations in the UK and internationally.
In July this year Harrison and Harrison will begin the work of dismantling of the organ. It will then be shipped to Durham and restored to the highest standard, under the guidance of experts.
Once the restoration is of the organ is complete, it is expected that it would be back in service late 2018 and ready to fill the nave with sound for the sesquicentenary of the Cathedral in 2019.
The estimate to bring the organ up to the desired standard, including dismantling, transportation and reassembly, is $2 million AUD. For more information on how you can help to bring this magnificent instrument back to full voice, enriching the lives of future generations through its glorious sound, please visit: www.musicfoundation.org.au/organ-appeal (Tax deductible donations can be made through the Cathedral Music Foundation.)
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