MAY 2018

Wednesday 9. . . 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Yvonne D’Arcy (Soprano) &
Christine Tilley (Piano)

Songs of Hugo Wolf
Hugo Wolf is one of the "luminaries" of Lieder (19th Century Art Song) along with Schubert and Schumann. Yvonne D'Arcy will sing a selection of unrelated songs and then a series of songs from Wolf's "Italian Songbook".  The latter is a set of 46 songs and is seen as the prime example of the idea of the miniature in song writing, and is deemed the pinnacle of his achievement, by Wolf himself, and by others.

Admission by donation

Sunday 20 . . . 3.00pm
Evensong & Concert
The Cathedral Singers
Director: Jim Abrahams

The Cathedral Singers will make their annual visit to Bowral on Sunday 20 May singing Evensong (from the Book of Common Prayer) at 2.30pm to be followed by a brief recital. The Service setting is by the Australian composer Colin Brumby who died earlier this year.  The Recital includes music for the Church Year by English composers Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625), Thomas Attwood (1765-1838), Samuel Sebastian Wesley (1810-1876),  Frederick Gore Ouseley, Bart. (1825-1889), John Stainer (1840-1901), John Rutter (1945-) and Malcolm Archer (1952-).

Wednesday 23 . . . 1.15pm
Midweek Lunchtime Recital
Hamish Wagstaff (Organ)

Hamish Wagstaff commenced his organ studies in 2012 with Robert Wagner as a student of Sydney Grammar School. He currently serves as Acting Director of Music at St John's Anglican Church, Dee Why. Until December 2017 he was an Organist at St Matthew's Anglican Church, Manly. In addition to the organ, Hamish plays the piano and is highly involved in choirs as both a singer and director. Recent recital appearances have included the Sydney Opera House as part of the 2018 HSC Encore showcase, as well as at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney Town Hall, and St Clement Dane's, London. He has commenced his studies for a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the tutelage of Philip Swanton, and holds the Richard and Doreen Wilson Organ Scholarship.

Prelude and Fugue in C Minor (BWV 546) - J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Benedictus (op. 59, no. 9) - Max Reger (1873-1916)
Hymne d’Action de Grâces ‘Te Deum’ (op. 5, no. 3) - Jean Langlais (1907-1991) 

Sunday 27 . . . 3.00pm
The Mater Chorale
Director :
The Rev. Michael Deasey OAM

The Mater Chorale was formed on 2005 to sing for the Centenary Celebrations of The Mater Misericordiae Hospital in North Sydney.  It is currently directed by the Rev. Michael Deasey, former Cathedral Organist at St Andrew's Cahtedral Sydney and Precentor of All Saints' Cathedral Bathurst.  The Chorale is planning to sing in Litchfield and Winchester Cathedrals in England in August 2019.
The Service setting for their Bowral visit is by the English composer George Dyson.  There will be two anthems: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills" by New Zealand composer Chris Artley and "Enosh" by the German-Jewish composer Louis Lewandowski.