On Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 1.15pm, Dr Brett McKern is the organ recitalist at St Jude’s Church in Bowral. The programme will include music for Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Music is by Handel, Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn, J.C. Oley, and Peter Hurford. All welcome!
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Brett is playing in the upcoming concert on Palm Sunday at St Saviour’s Cathedral in Goulburn. See the flier below for more details.
Another composition premiere
Sunday 26 March at 4pm Choral Evensong at St Jude’s Church Bowral, Brett’s new Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis setting “Evening Service in C” will be premiered by the St Jude’s Chamber Choir. This setting was commissioned for the Festal Evensong service that concludes the Bowral Autumn Music Festival. All welcome!
Sunday 26 June, 2022 at 2.30pm at St Francis-of-Assisi Church, Oxford Street, Paddington.
Music by Mendelssohn, Howells, Thalban-Ball, McKern, Guilmant and Dubois.
No need to book, just turn up.
Recital in Bowral 20 Feb 2022
at St Jude’s Bowral.
Some upcoming recitals for those in the area…
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 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:
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
Meditation on In Paradisum
Théodore Dubois Toccata
New Videos of organ compositions
Enjoy these new video montages of two of my organ compositions (on YouTube):
Voluntary on “Tallis’ Canon”. The score for this work can be bought from Wirripang at www.australiancomposers.com.au.
Passacaglia for the Epiphany from Epiphany Suite. The score for the Suite can be bought from Wirripang at www.australiancomposers.com.au.