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Recital tickets
Each recital: Adults $30 | Concession $20
School children admitted free
Tickets for all six events in the 2018 series: $150 | $100
Tickets payable in cash or by c/card at the door.

Limited spaces available in the Cathedral precinct; or
prebook in Cathedral Square car park opposite:

St John’s Cathedral Brisbane once again hosts a magnificent program of organ recitals in our 2018 Series, given by some masterful musicians from around Australia and overseas. The 2018 program spans four months beginning in August and features a three-set ‘series within the series’ highlight in October before the final recitals in November.

Recital Series co-ordinator:

  • Cathedral Warden Dr  Helen Lancaster

Recital Series organists:

  • Roger Sayer (UK)
  • Christopher Cook (Australia)
  • Dr Joseph Nolan (UK – Australia)
  • Andrej Kouznetsov (Australia)

Principal sponsors ~ St John’s Cathedral acknowledges the generous support of:

  • Simon Pierce, Pierce Pipe Organs
  • David Vann, Vanguard Blinds

All the events are held in St John’s Cathedral, and all are warmly welcomed to join us for one or more of the performances throughout the 2018 Organ Recital Series. Ticketing information is on the left and program information below.

Enquiries: please contact the Cathedral office on (07) 3835 2222 (office hours).


  • 2018 Organ Recital Series program (A4, folds to A5, 1.9MB) here

Roger Sayer (UK)
Organist & Director of Music
at Temple Church, London

Thursday 9th August, 7.00pm

Chorale Fantasia on Halleluja! Gott zu loben bleibe meine Seelenfreud, Op.52 No.3
~ Max Reger

Melodia, No.11 from 12 Stűcke, Op.59
~ Max Reger

Jesu, meine Freude, Symphonic Chorale for organ, Op.87 No.2
~ Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Two Chorale Preludes from 11 Chorale Preludes Op.122
~ Johannes Brahms

Prélude et Fugue sur le Nom d’Alain, Op.7
~ Maurice Duruflé

Chorale Prelude on Iste Confessor 
~ Marcel Dupré

Allegro deciso, from Évocation Op.37, III
~ Marcel Dupré

Christopher Cook (Australia)
Director of Music,
St John’s Anglican Church, Toorak

Saturday 8th September, 6.00pm

Ernste Feier, No.7 from Miscellaneen Op.174
~ Josef Rheinberger

Sposalizio from Années de pèlerinage II: Italia 
~ Franz Liszt

Travesty in the Time of Chaos 
~ Gerry Connolly

Variations on Chorale Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig  BWV768
~ Johann Sebastian Bach

Elfes, No.11 from 12 Pieces Op.7
~ Joseph Bonnet

Symphonie No.3 in Fsharp Minor Op.28
~ Louis Vierne

Dr Joseph Nolan (UK—Australia)
Organist and Master of Music, St George’s Cathedral, Perth

The Complete Organ Symphonies
by Louis Vierne
“The series within the series”

Thursday 25th October, 7.00pm

Symphony No.1 in D minor and No.2 in E minor

Saturday 27th October, 6.00pm

Symphony No.3 in F sharp minor and No.5 in A minor

Sunday 28th October, 2.00pm

Symphony No.4 in G minor and No.6 in B minor

Andrej Kouznetsov (Australia)
Assistant Director of Music,
St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane

Saturday 17th November, 6.00pm

Symphonic Organ Works from Belgium and Britain:

Flemish Rhapsody Op.37
~ Flor Peeters

Papillons noirs No.11 from 13 Préludes Op.69
~ Joseph Jongen

Pensée d’Automne, No. 2 from 2 Pieces Op.47
~ Joseph Jongen

Aria Op.51
~ Flor Peeters

Organ Sonata in G major Op.28
~ Sir Edward Elgar

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