Posts Tagged ‘Organ recital’

International organ festival at Rome’s Pantheon

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Under the nearly 2,000-year-old dome of Rome’s Pantheon and above the relics of early Christian martyrs, the melodies of Johann Sebastian Bach and other composers are being played on the organ this month in an effort to use beauty to reconnect people with the mystery of God. The Pantheon’s International Organ Festival seeks to create Read more

Wellington organist wins prestigious international organ competition

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Thomas Gaynor, at one time an organist at St Mary of the Angels Wellington, has been awarded both the first and the audience prizes in the 2017 St Albans International Organ Competition. He is only the second New Zealander to win the competition, after New Zealand-born organist Dame Gillian Weir in 1964. In 2009, as an Read more

St Patrick’s Cathedral begins Saturday evening organ recitals

Friday, September 16th, 2016

St Patrick’s Cathedral has begun its 2016 Spring Organ Recital series. Entitled ‘Saturdays @ 6’, the recitals feature four of Auckland’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. The first recital on Sept 10  celebrated organist and Director of Music James Tibbles’ 40th year as a professional musician. WHAT: Organ Recital Series WHEN 6pm: Read more