Last year I was fortunate to receive a scholarship from the Australian and New Zealand College of Organists (ANZCO) which has been established in an effort to promote the rich musical inheritance left to us by our forebears in our churches, cathedrals and concert halls around Australia.
As part of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of ANZCO, a DVD is being produced featuring students playing the organs at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Scots Church, St. Pauls Cathedral and the Melbourne Town Hall. On 16 March, I was privileged to record my piece on the organ at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was especially meaningful given our links with the Cathedral at Whitefriars College.
ANZCO is endeavouring to promote education and an interest in the organ to the younger generation. The DVD will be released later this year, and I look forward to participating in the event.
Ben Harris, Year 12