The Pied Piper at Pitt Street Uniting Church

The organ at Pitt Street Uniting Church


Soprano Fiona Maconaghie and organist Robert Goode play Pied Piper in their presentation of the music of Handel and Purcell through to Fats Waller. The concert is at the historic Pitt Street Uniting Church in aid of the church organ.

Fiona Maconaghie is well known and loved by fans of opera and art song in Sydney. She performs with organist Robert Goode and together they will present some of the works by Dr Graeme Rawson, including one called ‘Collect’ that he has composed especially for Fiona Maconaghie.

have have performed 3 of his pieces I am performing with Robert Goode on organ  a new piece for me called ” Collect”I have attached a blurb on Robert ..he is quite a character and he can play this organ  as well as the Sydney Town Hall !!!  and

The foundation stone of he church was laid in 1842 and work was completed in 1846. The organ was built in 1910. Repairs and enhancements have continued but it is an ongoing process for this marvellous instrument that is remarkably intact, with the original mechanisms preserved in their entirety and the open metal chorus work retaining cone tuning throughout. It is considered one of the few larger organs with tubular-pneumatic action  from the first two decades of the 20th century to survive intact in Australia.

Tickets: $25/$15 includes afternoon tea. Proceeds to the maintanance of the church organ.


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