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Organ and Percussion Recital

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All are invited to a special Organ and Percussion Recital with the celebrated musicians Andrew Wiering and Brett Leighton on Sunday 8th of February, 2015 at Pilgrim Uniting Church.

This is a unique opportunity to see award-winning Australian musicians perform rarely-heard music for organ and percussion, as well as solo works.

Andrew Wiering was the recipient of the inaugural Edith Rebhahn Stipend for musical excellence as well as two travel grants from the Austrian Government. He has written for orchestra, brass and percussion ensemble as well as solo percussion music.

Brett Leighton has been lecturer in organ, harpsichord and ensemble music at the Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz (Austria) since 1994. He has collaborated with such ensembles as Contrapunctus, Ensemble 415, Pacific Rim and Van Eyck Project and regularly performs with the baroque violinist Annegret Siedel.

The concert program for the recital ranges from well-known composers of the nineteenth century such as Elgar, Schumann and Franck, to avant-garde twentieth century works such as a Bolero for organ and percussion by Pierre Cochereau, former organist at Notre-Dame, Paris.

  • Pierre Cochereau (1924-1984): Boléro on a Theme by Charles Racquet for Organ and Percussion (1973, transcribed by Jean-Marc Cochereau)

  • Edward Elgar (1857-1934): Sonata in G Op.28 (1896) I. Allegro maestoso

  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856): from Fugues on BACH Op.60 (1845) no.V lebhaft

  • Wolfgang Reifender (b. 1960): Crossover for Snare Drum (excerpts)

  • Rudolf Jungwirth (b. 1955): Prière for Organ and Tamtam (1999)

  • César Franck (1822-1890): from Trois Pièces (1878) III. Pièce héroïque

  • David Rumsey (b. 1939): Ice Music (1984)

  • David Friedman (b. 1944): Midnight Star for solo vibraphone

  • Thierry Escaich (b. 1965): Ground II for Organ and Percussion (2007).

    This concert event is part of Pilgrim's ongoing organ recital series. Upcoming events for 2015 include Benjamin Sheen from the UK (26 July, 11am service & 2:30pm concert) and Dong-Ill Shin from Korea (October, exact date TBA).

    Tickets for this event are priced $20 at the door.

    For more information on this upcoming event, please visit the Facebook event profile.

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    When: Sunday, 8th February, 2015 at 2.30pm
    Where: Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide
    Cost: $20 at the door
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