Concert: Organ Recital by Tom Healey

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Tom Holding the Organs webA recital in support of St. David’s Cathedral Foundation featuring works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, Rawsthorne, Vierne among others.

Cost $10

The programme is below.

Tom Healey (left) lives in Geelong and is an organist, choral conductor and singer. He started organ lessons in Year 9 at Scotch College, Melbourne, and played regularly for school services. He studied organ with John McCaughey, Sergio De Pieri and Douglas Lawrence and at the Organ Summer School in Haarlem, Netherlands. He also studied choral conducting at the Summer School of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, and choral conducting with Faye Dumont at Melbourne University. He has held organist positions at South Melbourne United Church, Trinity College (Melbourne University), and Ballarat Cathedral. He was also an assistant at All Saints Anglican Church Kooyong (in his last years at school), St Francis Catholic Church Lonsdale Street and Ormond College (Melbourne University). From 1981 he was Organist and Choir Director at Geelong Grammar School, and Director of Music from 1994 to 2005. He led the Choir of Geelong Grammar on two European tours, winning second place in the International Youth Music Competition in Vienna each time. During this time he also sang, recorded and broadcast with The Ensemble of the Fourteenth Century and Les Six in Melbourne, performed at the Melbourne International Festival of Organ and Harpsichord and at the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival.

In 2006, Tom was appointed Director of Music at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Brighton, (where Lindsay O’Neill went from St John’s Launceston) where he directed the 40 voice choir, made up mostly of Choral Scholars from the neighbouring boys’ and girls’ schools, and played the mighty organ of 4 keyboards and 64 stops. He also taught at St Michael’s Grammar, St Kilda, and was organist for the St Michael’s Choir European tour, a highlight of which was playing the Choir Organ in Notre Dame Cathedral. He and his wife Helen Seymour have sung with the Australian Chamber Choir, including a European tour. He has conducted the choir of the Geelong Summer Music Camp on many occasions and is a former conductor of the Geelong Chorale. He is on the board of the Australian Youth Music Scholarship Trust. Since moving back to Geelong in 2014 he has continued to give organ concerts, sing and direct choirs in Geelong and Melbourne. One recent concert featured the recently re-discovered ‘Gallipoli Sonata’ for violin and piano, composed by Australian born Frederick Septimus Kelly in 1915 and edited by Richard Divall. Tom and his son, Philip, gave one of first modern performances of the sonata. Tom directs Vox Anglica, an ensemble of professional singers.

Fanfare for Nottingham
(Take My Life, And Let It Be Consecrated, Lord, To Thee)
Naji Hakim (b1955, France)
Canon No. 3
Robert Schumann (1810-1856, Germany)
Concerto in G Major (Allegro/ Grave/ Presto)
Prince Johann Ernst of Weimar (1696-1715), arr JS Bach (1685-1750)
Introduction and March (from the ‘Battle of Britain Suite’)
William Walton (1902-1983, UK), arr Robert Gower
March Funebre
Cecile Chaminade (1857-1944, France)
March Heroique
Christopher Luke (b 1972, Australia)
Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Emma Lou Diemer (b 1927, USA)
Sonata No. 1 (Allegro/Adagio/Allegro)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847, Germany)
Serenade for Organ
Derek Bourgeois (b1941, UK)
Variations on a Theme by Thomas Campbell
(And Can It Be)
Christopher Tambling (b1964, UK)
Danse des Papillons
Noel Rawsthorne (b1929, UK)
Carillon de Westminster
Louis Vierne (1870-1937, France)

Service: Hear Our Cry: A service responding

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Domestic-violence-007In this service we recognize the abhorrent reality of domestic violence in our society.

As Christians we grieve with and support those who are victims.

But we also recognize and confess our failures in responding to the victims of family violence and all the reality of all forms of domestic abuse.

We also need to commit ourselves to pastoral practices which prioritises the safety and care of victims, challenges all abusive behaviours especially those occurring in our midst, and works for the healing of all: women, children and men.


Craft Market

Saturday, July 18th, 2015 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Craft Market 201506 B smallHand made quality products by local artisans including:

hand spun wool,
hand made garments from handspun wool
hand made jewelry,
hand made soap,
clothes, capes and costumes for children and adults.

Hosted by the Friends of St. David’s in support of the ministry of the Cathedral.

For more details on availabilty of stalls or products contact Totally Handspun.

Concert: Nine Musical Moods: An Organ Recital by Peter Warren

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Peter Warren OrganA recital featuring Bach, Franck, and Albinoni by Cathedral Organist, Peter Warren in support of the St. David’s Cathedral Foundation.

Entry by donation of $10.

Peter Warren started to learn the piano at the age of five. Educated at The King’s School Peterborough in England, (the Cathedral’s established grammar school) an early acquaintance was made with Anglican choral music. Peter studied the organ with Cathedral organist Andrew Newberry at Peterborough Cathedral for three years. Peter became a regular organist at All Souls Catholic Church in Peterborough at the age of 16 and thus began a life of learning to love both Catholics and Protestants!
After graduating as a teacher in 1980 in London, where Peter was assistant organist at London University’s Strawberry Hill Chapel for three years, Peter entered the Royal Academy Of Music London in 1987 where he qualified as LRAM in pianoforte in 1990.
Peter’s love of jazz music took him around London with jazz singer Nuena Martin and he played piano as a semi professional musician in the UK. He led a respectable daytime life as a teacher.
Peter married in 1990 and moved to Australia in 1992 where he was appointed organist at St Mary’s Cathedral before playing at St David’s…. so now we add English/Australian to piano/organ and Catholic/Protestant. Peter qualified as an Associate In Music in organ (with distinction) in 1998. Peter has performed in numerous concerts, has recorded CDs and has been played several times on Classic FM radio. In addition to playing piano and organ he competently plays four other instruments. He is currently head of music at Sacred Heart College Hobart.
Peter is married with two boys, one of whom already plays the clarinet better than his father.

Nine musical Moods

1. POMP and ceremony
“Carillon” by Herbert Murrill (1909-1952)
Which words or expressions instantly spring to mind when describing this piece of music? …..grand, cascading lines of notes, entrance music, brass features, fanfare
2. Imitation
“The Cuckoo” by Louis D’Aquin (1694-1772)
………evocation of the melodic sound of a cuckoo, perpetuo moto, a miniature portrait in sound, unrelenting rhythm, use of ornaments,
3. heroism
“Piece Heroique” by Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
………dark, dramatic, “gothic”, unresolved chords, unresolved phrases, romantic….
4. FUN
“Postlude” by Louis Lefebure-Wely (1817-1869)
……entertaining, fairground in style, tongue in cheek, mischievous, dance steps…….
“Adagio in G minor” by Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) arranged by G Ricordi
……haunting melodic theme, unrelenting minor tonality, made famous through war film………..
6. Awe
“Jubilate” by William Mathias (1934-1992)
………different! atonal, rhythmically modern, music that grabs the attention of the listener, music designed to shock and shake……………..7.
“Trio in D minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
……counterpoint, two voices in a democratic discussion above a bass line, hypnotic, beautifully shaped melodic lines weaving around each other in perfect proportion…..
8. journey
“Choral No 3 IN A minor” by Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
……a symphonic journey through soundscapes, contrasts of grand and small, epic, final victory of the choral tune, typically romantic “sturm und drang” in style
9. soulful
“For All We Know” jazz classic by Sam M Lewis (1885-1959)
………speaks directly to the heart, blue, earthy, music sings and pleads with the listener….


Service: Praying for the Bishop

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Join us as on the 15th Anniversary of Bishop John’s consecration we give thanks for his ministry in Tasmania and pray for the process of choosing his successor.

Bishop's PewEternal God, shepherd and guide,
in your mercy give your Church in this diocese
a shepherd after your own heart
who will walk in your ways,
and with loving care watch over your people.
Give us a leader of vision and a teacher of your truth.
So may your Church be built up
and your name glorified;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

from A Prayer Book for Australia

Service: The Interview with Bishop John

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

+John at the OrdinationThis Sunday, the day after Bishop John has marked 15 years as Bishop of Tasmania, and he has formally announced his retirement on the 12th of September he will be at our Cathedral service.

The readings and music will be those of his consecration service at the Cathedral in 2000, and instead of a sermon the Dean will interview Bishop John about his time in Tasmania and how he has experienced God’s faithfulness in both good and bad times.

Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, July 26th, 2015 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

972164_624733250894294_1981432808_nCome and join in the beauty of Evensong as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing his praises.

The Parish of Howrah Sandford will be joining us with The Ven. Helen Phillips being our preacher.