Organ Fireworks at St Andrew’s Brighton
Organ Fireworks - Dr Calvin Bowman plays a selection of organ favourites including Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Trumpet Voluntary and the Widor Toccata on the War Memorial Grand Organ at St Andrew's Brighton
Dr Calvin Bowman is much in demand as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. As a keyboardist, he has premièred works by many prominent Australian composers and appeared as soloist with most of the major Australian orchestras. Calvin is also a prolific composer, specialising in the form of art song.
St Andrew’s Brighton War Memorial Grand Organ – Australian-made, with nearly 3,000 pipes and 64 speaking stops, the War Memorial Grand Organ is one of the finest musical instruments in Australasia. The Organ is a memorial to Australians killed in the 20th century’s two World Wars, and resonates in ‘one of the most beautiful acoustics’ in Australia. Dedicated on Easter Day 1964, the instrument was built over three years by the Melbourne organ building firm of Davis & Laurie and remains the ‘magnum opus’ of the respected British-Australian organ builder Steve Laurie (1914-2006).
This concert will highlight the organ and also help raise funds for much needed restoration works.