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.

Concert tonight

At 7pm tonight Brett joins with soprano Tanith Bryce, trumpeter Simon Wolnizer and readers to present “Remembering World War I”, a concert of music and poetry from the time and about World War I.

The venue is the Church of St John the Evangelist, 754 Pacific Highway, Gordon (corner of St Johns Ave). Parking in the church grounds is available of St Johns Avenue. The train station is only a block away.

Entry is by programme, $10 at the door and includes a hot supper after the concert.

Join us to hear some lighter moments, some personal moments, and the excitement some of the young soldiers must have felt, as well as the tragic side of this dreadful war. The concert includes an act of remembrance for us to pay our respects, as well as some fun songs with which to sing along.

Join us at 7pm tonight!

Wedding thank you


It was lovely today to receive an email from a bride for whose wedding I recently played the organ…

“[We] were blown away with your amazing playing and your professionalism. Music was just perfect for the occasion. Thank you so so much. I would love to hear you again…”