Vox Celestis

Organist Extraordinaire in Natural Habitat

Date and Time
Sun 15 Oct, 11:30am
St John's Anglican Church
$39 / $32
Approximately 60 minutes, no interval
“Highly accomplished” (CutCommon)

Versatile concert organist and musical polymath Andrew Bainbridge, lauded nationwide as one of Australia’s most gifted musicians, unleashes the polychromatic power of the superb organ at St John’s Anglican Church Port Fairy. The iconic “Albinoni Adagio” – now scandalously attributed to Remo Giazzotto – takes centre stage in this eclectic program teeming with references to the natural world. Bainbridge pays tribute to the legacy of trailblazing English renaissance composer William Byrd in his 400th anniversary year with two of Byrd’s flashiest keyboard adventures inspired by Elizabethan song. Treasured gems by Bach, Bruckner, and Fleury are interspersed with dazzling transcriptions of beloved classics by Handel and Tchaikovsky, as the kaleidoscopic tone colours available from this faithfully preserved instrument are brought to the fore in all their celestial glory.


Andrew Bainbridge Organ


BACH Prelude in B minor, BWV 544

BYRD All in a Garden green

BRUCKNER Perger Präludium in C major, WAB 129

HANDEL Allegro from Concerto in F major, HVW 295, “The cuckoo and the nightingale” [trans. Gouin]

BACH Chorale Prelude “By the Waters of Babylon” BWV 653

BYRD The Woods so Wild

GIAZZOTTO Adagio in G minor on a theme of Albinoni

TCHAIKOVKSY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutracker [trans. Tchaikovsky]

FLEURY Postlude

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