Toorak Uniting Church will take to the world stage in May when it joins celebrations to mark the 850th anniversary the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. On 5 and 6 May composers throughout the world will highlight compositions spanning nearly nine centuries.
The Cathedral has invited organists who have performed at Notre Dame to celebrate this historic anniversary. Jennifer Chou is one of the few Australian organists to have performed in this great cathedral and has been invited to play as part of the global celebrations.
As the American organist, Frank Shelton, has remarked:
“This will be an extraordinary day as at any given moment an organist somewhere in the world will be performing music by Notre Dame composers.”
The concert at Toorak UC will take place on 5 May at 2pm. It will be the only Melbourne venue in this historic event.
The Notre Dame recital is one of a series of musical events to be held at Toorak throughout the coming months. The church is also celebrating the re-inauguration of the newly cleaned and overhauled pipe organ and will present an organ and pasta evening with Sergio di Pieri, a concert by Douglas and Jacob Lawrence and an opportunity to hear the organists of the future with a recital by Young Suzuki Organ Performers.
For booking details of all four recitals, please see our advertisement in this issue of Crosslight or contact Toorak Uniting Church on 03 9829 0300 or go to: toorak.unitingchurch.org.au/concert/ or notredamedeparis2013.com/en/