St James’ Organ Scholarship

Our most recent Organ Scholar, Titus Grenyer, has taken up the position of Assistant Organist at St Mary’s Cathedral, and so the opportunity is now available for another young organ student to receive training at one of Sydney’s oldest music establishments. It will be an exciting time for our new scholar, as St James’ is celebrating its Bicentenary from 2019 until 2024, with many events scheduled involving international performers and composers. Information about the scholarship can be read and downloaded here.

Recording at Dangrove

On Sunday, 7 July 2019, the Choir recorded a programme of works ranging from sacred polyphony, to spirituals, to contemporary choral pieces written by members of the Choir at the Dangrove art storage facility in Alexandria.  Chris Shain (Images for Business, and tenor) was there to capture the session on camera. The footage of the recording will be available later in the year.

The new pipe organ at St James’

St James’ is undertaking a Bicentennial Organ Replacement and Restoration Project that is both ambitious and visionary. Ambitious, because the project will cost up to $4 million to be successfully completed. Visionary, because the new organ will provide an exciting new instrument for the Sydney community. The new St James’ organ will rang as the third largest in Sydney after those in the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Town Hall.

Visit The St James’ Organ Replacement and Restoration Appeal website for further information on how to can become part of this historic project.

Announcement to the Parish, March 2018