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

Bowral Organ Recital

Brett is giving the annual Sponsors’ Recital at Ss Simon & Jude’s Anglican Church, 34 Bendooley Street, Bowral on Friday 14 November at 7.30pm.

This annual recital celebrates and thanks all those who have donated to and sponsored the recent refurbishment and completion of the largest and most comprehensive organ in the Southern Highlands. The organ and the very active St Jude’s Music Association are considerable resources in the area. There are many other organ recitals and musical events which can be seen on their website.

The organ is the substantial Richardson/Fincham/Jewkes 2 manual organ.

Next organ recital

Brett is giving a recital at the Hurstville Christadelphian Citadel (cnr Boundary Rd and Myall St, Oatley) on Saturday 11 October at 12pm. This is part of the Open Day there.

Music will include Bach, Mendelssohn, Boellmann’s much-loved Suite Gothique, and other more light-hearted repertoire.

The organ is a delightful small 1905 Fincham instrument.

Concert 21 September

Dr Brett McKern (organ) and Dr Geoffery Gartner (‘cello) are giving a recital on Sunday 21 September at 2.30pm at St Mark’s Church, corner of Darling Point Road and Greenoaks Avenue, Darling Point in Sydney. Tickets at the door. All welcome!

Repertoire to include unaccompanied Bach cello music, organ and cello music by Frescobaldi and Saint-Saens, and organ music by Vierne and McKern.