Each musician has selected organ music and organ transcriptions which are most suited to the organ at the venue in which he is playing; at Sacred Heart Cathedral, the historic 1904 Bishop & Son (UK) four-manual instrument; and at St Kilian’s Church, the1872 Randebrock (Germany) two-manual tracker-action organ.
After the one-hour recitals, there will be thirty minutes of sung Evening Prayer. Everyone is invited to this prayer gathering.
Proceeds from the organ recitals will support the Aspire Foundation ( Aspire Foundation - Sacred Heart Cathedral, Sandhurst Diocese ) which was established to help preserve and protect the heritage of Sacred Heart Cathedral.
For more information and to book tickets go to: www.grandorgan.com
Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the world's finest Gothic Revival cathedrals and possibly the last finished in the twentieth century. The Cathedral is an icon of Bendigo and occupies a central place in the community for people from all faith traditions. It provides opportunities for tourism, the performing arts and many other avenues of community participation. The foundation stone was laid in 1896 and the Cathedral was finally completed in 1977.
Dr Paul Taylor
Paul is currently Director of Music and Organist at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo. He was formerly Director of Music at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Following studies with John Hogan in Bendigo, he majored in organ at Australian Catholic University, studying with Geoffrey Cox, and in 1993, completed a Master of Arts degree, specialising in liturgy, at the University of Notre Dame, IN, USA. His MMus degree (2000) featured a recital of the eighteen “Leipzig” chorale preludes of J. S. Bach and a thesis on Catholic hymnody in Australia. In 2010, he earned a PhD directed by Dianne Gome at ACU with a dissertation on liturgical chant. He is currently serving a term as Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. He has served as an organist at St Francis’ Church and the St Patrick’s Cathedral and sung bass in the choirs of both churches.