Sunday, May 1, 2016

Assistant Organist at Scots' Church, Melbourne

I am honoured to be an Assistant Organist at Scots' Church from today!
That means I can get to play the Rieger organ more often :D

2 years ago I became an Organ Scholar at Scots' Church. Since then I have been given a lot of wonderful opportunities to perform:

One of the highlights was to perform organ solo at Scots' Church International Organ Series in 2015.

During Easter, Scots' Church held a music program of Bach's St John Passion on the Good Friday. In 2014, I sang in the choir, then played as the continuo for 2 consecutive year. 

Another continuo for Messiah by HandelBach's Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden" and also Bach's Cantata BWV 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (features well-known music of "Jesu, joy of man's desiring").

I've never thought that I would play the organ along with the Scots' Choir as well as Brass Ensemble at the BIG HYMN SING. The title gives a clear description of the event :D It is one of the fun events at Scots' Church that take place twice a year.

Besides playing the organ and continuo, I got a chance to sing with Australian Chamber Choir as one of the Altos. My first performance with ACC was The Chapel Royal program in November 2015. Click here to view the videos of the first concert this year, Bach's Mass in B Minor.

 Looking back, I am really grateful for these many opportunities and to see how much I can push myself! I am looking forward to learning more and more in the future!

A big thank you to the Committee at Scots' Church, the Session Clerk - Rae Anstee, and a special thank you to my mentor, Douglas Lawrence OAM.

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