Monday, July 29, 2013

Open House Melbourne 2013

I had an amazing busy weekend performing on the magnificent organ at 2 great venues in Melbourne. It was a great joy being a part of Open House Melbourne 2013.

Day 1 - Saturday 27 July at 1pm: Scots' Church

Scots' Church on Collins Street, Melbourne

I chose a number of pieces including classical and hymns. I love to play hymns as I was brought up listening to hymns since I was in my mother's womb. She was and still is an organist at our local church in Jakarta.

My set list on Saturday:

Buxtehude - Prelude & Fugue in D (BuxWV 139)
Bach - Prelude in G Major BWV 541
Mendelssohn - Allegretto: 3rd movt from Sonata in Bb, Op. 65 No. 4

Blessed Assurance
Jesus Loves Me
Holy Holy Holy
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Abide with Me
How Great Thou Art

Mendelssohn - Con Moto Maestoso: 1st movt from Sonata in A Major, Op. 65 No. 3

The present organ, built 1998-1999 by Rieger Orgelbau, Schwarzach, Austria

During the performance, I had a request from a visitor to play As The Deer and Blessed Assurance. They were pleased to hear the tunes on the organ and it brought the memory from the past in South Africa, the place where they came from.

Day 2 - Sunday 28 July at 1.30pm: Melbourne Town Hall

Balcony of Melbourne Town Hall

For this event, I made arrangements of some popular movie themes and popular songs that the audience recognise. I was thrilled to see a lot of people securing their seats in the balcony 30 minutes before my performance starts.

My set list on Sunday:

Buxtehude - Prelude & Fugue in D (BuxWV 139)
Bach - Prelude in G Major BWV 541
Langlais - Hymne d'Actions de grĂ¢ces

Medley: Moon River & Misty

Impromptu: Theme of Star Wars & Jurassic Park

Medley: Beethoven's Ode to Joy & I Still Call Australia Home

Mobile Console

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Thank you for attending the concerts & reading this blog! :)
Looking forward to Open House Melbourne 2014 events!

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