St Patrick’s Cathedral organ recital series

The Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph is pleased to announce it’s 2017 Celebrity Organ Recital series.

Entitled  Saturdays @ 6,  the recitals feature three of New Zealand’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument.

September 9

Wellington-based Douglas Mews began learning the organ at the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph in Auckland from his father Douglas Mews Snr, who was the Cathedral Choir Director at the time.  He continued to study the organ and harpsichord with the late Anthony Jennings at Auckland University (New Zealand) followed by harpsichord studies with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.

He is now a freelance musician, teaching at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington and directing the music at St Teresa’s Catholic Church in Karori.  Until the Wellington Town Hall was closed in 2013 because of earthquake risk, Douglas was Wellington City Organist.

In 2016 he toured NZ with Catherine Mackintosh (former co-leader of Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment) playing Mozart violin sonatas on period instruments, and in August 2016 he performed at the Bolzano Festival, Italy. In January 2018 he will be appearing at the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields Festival.

His programme for the Cathedral series includes works by Bach, Mozart and Two Chorale Preludes by  J.L. Krebs

The series  finishes with James Tibbles (Auckland) October 28.  Further information on these recitals will be available shortly.


 WHAT:                   Organ Recital Series

WHEN                    6pm: September 9 & October 28

WHERE                  St Patrick’s Cathedral, 43 Wyndham St, Auckland City

 Free Admission with a retiring collection.

Validated parking is available for the concerts at the Wilsons’s Car Parks on Hobson St ($4) or Durham Lane ($2).
Please bring your ticket with you to validate in the Cathedral.

 For further information please contact:

The Music Administrator,  The Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph

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