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Organ Concert Sunday 12th November

An afternoon filled with wonderful music as we celebrate our new Allens Organ.
We are fortunate to have Peter Kneeshaw, Leanne Sullivan and Philip Reichardt perform for us.
Tickets $10 adult, $5 concession. Please book at or or 9498 6729

Our artists:
PETER KNEESHAW AM, is Organist Emeritus at St Mary's Cathedral and has performed widely throughout Australia and in major cathedrals overseas, including St Paul's and Westminster Cathedrals in London.
He has appeared as organ soloist under eminent conductors including Louis Frémaux, Christopher Hogwood and Sir Charles Mackerras with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and various other orchestras. He is also Organist at Knox Grammar School and St Aloysius’ College and is in demand both as an organ teacher and an organ consultant.
As an accompanist, he has worked with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the Song Company, the Sydney Male Choir and other choral societies. For more than 20 years he has been organist for the annual Combined Church Choirs performance of Handel's Messiah in the Sydney Town Hall, and he held positions in several churches prior to his Cathedral appointment.
His performances have been broadcast on many occasions by the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Radio 2MBS-FM, and he appears on a number of CD recordings. His CD of organ music on the St Mary’s Cathedral organ has been highly acclaimed within Australia and overseas.
He is a member of the Sydney Eisteddfod, a Vice Patron of the Sydney Male Choir and is a former President of the Organ Music Society of Sydney. In January 2006 Peter Kneeshaw was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia for service to music.

LEANNE SULLIVAN, born in Casino NSW, began playing the trumpet at age eleven and completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Leanne then studied and worked in London. During this period she worked with many orchestras including Northern Sinfonia, the Irish Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt.
Since returning, Leanne has resumed her involvement in Australia’s freelance music scene. She lives in Sydney and enjoys the variety of freelance life where she is in constant demand as both a modern and baroque trumpeter.
She holds the Principal trumpet position with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Australia’s finest period instrument orchestra, made up of leading specialists in the performance of baroque and classical music. She has played Principal trumpet with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for over 15 years.
She has performed with Pinchgut Opera, Australian Baroque Brass and many of Australia’s leading orchestras including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.
She has played on many recordings for ABC classics with Symphony Australis and the period instrument group the Orchestra of the Antipodies, under the baton of Antony Walker. In 2002 she appeared as a soloist in Australia’s first recording of Handels Messiah for the ABC made especially for television, DVD, and CD, with Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes. In 2006 she recorded and performed Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with Emma Kirkby and the same group.
Also in 2002, Leanne was awarded the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for Excellence in the Performing Arts. Under the auspices of the Fellowship, Leanne returned to Europe to further her studies on, and interest in, the baroque trumpet.
Philip commenced his position as Director of Music for the Anglican Parish of Hunters Hill in 2016. He plays a wide range of music, conducts choirs and has recently renewed his focus on the pipe organ.
Philip is also the Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Royal Society of Church Music and also a member of the Organ Music Society of Sydney

Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm