Organ Society of Queensland Inc
Past Gala Concerts...........
Thursday 18 February 2016 - 7.00pm
Hector Olivera - Bach to Beatles
Brisbane City Hall
Hector Olivera's concert on 18 February was a great success. He is an entertainer, and also a brilliant improvisor on the Brisbane City Hall Willis Organ.
Sunday 14 August 2016 - 3.00pm
"The Iceland Express" Organ Concert
St Andrews Uniting Church, Ann St Brisbane
EYTHOR WECHNER (Iceland)
AN ORGAN CONCERT ARTIST DIRECT FROM ICELAND
Well we had a brilliant concert from Eythor this year.
A standing ovation from the audience !
The Concert of the Year....
Thomas Heywood - "Masterpieces"
Extract from Review by Mike Gillies (TOSA):
"Always the professional, Thomas had provided us with a well-thought-out program...opening with The Great Gate of Kiev ... pure baroque by Bach ... tour de force of—Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C-sharp minor ... and the lush, vibrant sounds of the New World Symphony which accompanied Neil Armstrong to the moon!"
(And the new air conditioning was a blessing in the 30+ heat!")
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"From Bach to Beatles" concert
Past Gala Concerts
"From Bach to Beatles"
Sunday 5th March 2017 2.30pm
St Andrews Uniting Church,
cnr Creek and Ann Sts, Brisbane City
A very successful event with over 200 in attendance. Proceeds from this concert went to Alzheimer's Australia Research Fund. The Organ Society are proud to support this worthwhile cause, to commemorate one of its members Alistair Rushworth.
The Organ Society of Queensland was founded by pipe organ
music enthusiasts in 1952. The Society aims to promote an
appreciation of organ music and organs in the community,
and to provide an avenue for discussion of matters of mutual
interest to organists.
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Membership is open to all who are interested in furthering these aims, organists and listeners alike.
Activities of the OSQ include organ concerts, talks and workshops on organs and organ music, performance of organ music in various contexts (church music, concerts, etc), organ building, and other related topics; organ rambles i.e. inspection visits to organs in various localities, plus CD/DVD functions and Special Events.
The Society's Newsletters are sent to members and are available on this site. Members also receive the Journal Organ Australia. The Journal contains interesting articles on topics relating to organ music and the organ as an instrument, and publicizes organ and societal events for the coming months. The OSQ AGM is usually held in July each year.
The OSQ also conducts organ tutorials for groups of church organists in local churches, tailoring sessions to the interests and needs of the participants. An organ consultancy service is also offered by the OSQ to assist local churches in matters relating to organ repairs, rebuilds, on all types of new organs. Welcome to our website, and if you wish to contact the society please do so through our Blog/Forum page , also accessible from the Index on left.
We thank all those who came to the concert.
Coming to us express non-stop from Iceland, Eythor Wechner is a young organist on the move.
Trained in the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Leipzig “Mendelssohn” University,
he graduated with Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music and Organ Performance.
He came to Australia for one concert only in Brisbane
featuring the music of Bach, Sweelinck, Vierne, Liszt, Mozart, Franck, and Rossini -
- a veritable smorgasbord of music !