Douglas Lawrence

Music

Scots’ Church International Organ Series

Every September since 2000 the RIEGER organ in The Scots’ Church on Collins St, Melbourne has been used for an international concert series. We ask for your support to continue this series.

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All concerts are important. This particular series highlights the repertoire for the pipe organ, a repertoire which stretches back to the 13th Century. The organ repertoire for the organ is vast. We programme works from the earliest times to ones written recently.

The International Organ Series concerts are on throughout September and include performances by Thomas Gaynor (USA), Thomas Wilson (Aus), Norbert Groh (Germany), Esther Schoepf (Germany), Markus Karas (Germany), David Macfarlane (Aus), Douglas Lawrence (Aus), Ria Angelika Polo (Aus), Arno Hartmann (Germany), Hans Uwe Hielscher (Germany), Orthulf Prunner (Austria) and Ellen Freydis Martin (Austria).

The concerts include works by Mozart, Reubke, Handel, Telemann, Bass, Brahms and Mendelssohn.

We mount a series of concerts and recitals with the RIEGER organ which was inaugurated as the main instrument. We also use a Dutch chamber organ built by KLOP. We involve choirs, brass ensembles and other instrumentalists. We present concerts by seasoned international performers and by young organists,

This series gives employment to fine players and inspires your organists to persevere with their studies. The master classes are central to that.

The Melbourne public is able to hear the finest players on what is regarded by the international organ fraternity as the finest organ to come to this country.

There is no venue hire and printing costs are small. All donations are used to pay performers’ fees, and donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your consideration.

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Douglas Lawrence

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VIC

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Music

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I am the Director of Music at The Scots’ Church, Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Choir.

I was the founding Director of the Choir of Ormond College (1981-2006). As organist or conductor, I have given something over two thousand concerts internationally, released some thirty commercial recordings and given something over one hundred first performances of works by Australian composers.

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