New CD

My new solo organ CD, called ‘Noteworthy’, recorded on the 2019 South Island Organ Company organ at St John’s Gordon, NSW is now available.

Music is by Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach, Handel, Guilmant, Howells, McKern, and others.

Available as a physical CD or download, it is available from https://soundwright.com.au/?product=noteworthy or from the church at http://stjohnsgordon.org.au/st-johns-music-association/

New publications

Two new volumes of asynchronous choral music have been published, edited by Brett and A/Prof. Diana Blom. This music is designed for live performance, OR can be performed over the web on platforms like Zoom or Skype. While an exploration of asynchronous choral techniques, this repertoire will also be useful for choirs who want to continue singing as a group activity during lockdown or socially distanced. They can be purchased as a PDF download or hardcopy at: https://www.australiancomposers.com.au/collections/print-music/products/out-of-time and https://www.australiancomposers.com.au/collections/print-music/products/copy-of-out-of-time-volume-2.

New Zealand Recital

Brett is giving the annual Earthquake Memorial Concert on Sunday 10th February 2019 at 2.30pm at Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru, NZ.

This concert is a memorial to the three men from South Island Organ Company who lost their lives in the 2011 Earthquake while preserving a pipe organ damaged in the previous major quake. It is thus a great honour for Brett to have been asked to play. While the programme includes some memorial music, a variety of repertoire will be presented, and additionally two vocal solos will be sung.

Entry to the concert is free, but a donation towards expenses is appreciated.

Further details are available at the link below:

Earthquake Memorial Recital

Upcoming recital

This Thursday, 22 February, Brett is playing the organ recital at St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney 1.10-1.40pm. The programme is below. All welcome!


J.S. Bach Fugue a la Gigue
Sir George Thalben-Ball Elegy
Mendelssohn Prelude & Fugue Op.37, No.1
Brett McKern
   Meditation on In Paradisum
   Tuba Tune
   Verset No.1
Théodore Dubois Toccata