Roger Sayer (Temple Church, UK) Organ Concert
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Roger Sayer (Temple Church, UK) Organ Concert

Director of Music and Organist of The Temple Church, London, will be joining us for his only Sydney Organ Concert while in Australia. 

Roger Sayer began his musical career as a chorister in Porsmouth and then studied at the Royal College of Music under Nicholas Danby. Between 1980 and 1984 he was an organ student at St Paul's Cathedral, London, and was appointed organist of Woodford Parish Church in 1981. In 1989 he was appointed Assistant Organist at Rochester Cathedral and was promoted to Organist and Director of Music in 1994. He was appointed Organist & Director of Music at the Temple Church in 2013.

Roger Sayer's most well known recording to date is as organist on Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for Christopher Nolan's 2014 film 'Interstellar'. Roger collaborated directly with Zimmer and Nolan as elements of the score were crafted around possibilities offered by the organ at Temple Church.

Admission is free and refreshments (and a chance to meet Roger) will be available at the conclusion of the concert.

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Simon Nieminski Organ concert
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Nieminski Organ concert

This will be Simon's 3rd recital at St Mary's Cathedral since starting in January 2018. 

Simon was born in London and descended from an unlikely mixture of Edwardian Japanese acrobats, Lancastrian Music Hall artistes and a Polish army veteran. Before moving to Sydney, he was Organist of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral and Director of Music at The Robin Chapel in Edinburgh, having previously been Organist and Master of the Music at Edinburgh’s other (Episcopal) St Mary’s Cathedral. As a recitalist, he has played at venues around the UK and beyond, including at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, St Florian’s Abbey in Austria, The Royal Canadian College of Organists’ national convention in Ontario, and Washington National Cathedral, USA. For the last two years, he was the featured recitalist in the International Organ Festival in Japan. He has recorded 11 solo CDs to date, and reviews have included: “This is a splendid release… There is a lot of poetry here.” (The American Record Guide) and “Simon Niemiński’s playing is utterly convincing and at one stroke establishes him as a recording artist of the first rank.” (Organists’ Review.) Simon can be found online at www.niemin.ski.

Admission will be free, with a retiring collection.

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Simon Nieminski (Organ) & Anna Sandstrom (Soprano) Concert
Jul
4
7:00 PM19:00

Simon Nieminski (Organ) & Anna Sandstrom (Soprano) Concert

A concert for voice and organ and organ solo, featuring Handel, Purcell and Vierne, and some Americana for the 4th July: Copland, Gershwin, and more!

Anna is well known to Sydney audiences as a fine soprano with an international reputation, and Simon now invites you to meet him for his second concert at the cathedral - his first collaboration with an Australian soloist.

Free admission (retiring collection.) Refreshments afterwards.

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