Friday Music
February Recitals 2010

St Stephen's Uniting Church
197 Macquarie St, Sydney
(opposite Parliament House)

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5th February

Simon Wolnizer (Trumpet)
Mark Quarmby (Organ)

Concerto in D - Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) arr.  JS Bach

Prelude from the 'Te Deum' - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

Elegy - George Thalben-Ball (1896 - 1987)

Rondeau (Suite 1, Movt.1 - Symphonies de Fanfares) - Jean Joseph Mouret (1682-1738)

Prayer of St Gregory - Alan Hovhannes (1911 - 2000)

Trumpet Voluntary - John Stanley (1712 - 1786)

Trumpet Tune - Jeremiah Clarke (c.1673-1707)

Rondeau from Abdelazer - Henry Purcell (1668-1695)

12th February

Raisa Dobrinsky (Piano) and Gregory Elmaldgloy (Cello)

The Twelve Variations on a Theme of Handel (1796) - L. van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

Sonata in A Op. 69 (1808) - L. van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

(i) Allegro ma non tanto
(ii) Allegro molto
(iii) Adagio cantabile
(iv) Allegro vivace

Raisa Dobrinsky was an outstanding graduate of the Mussorgsky College of Music as well as the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, from which she graduated with honours in solo recital, chamber music, accompaniment and teaching.

Immigrating to Australia in 1977, Raisa has been teaching part-time at the Conservatoriums of Sydney and Wollongong, allowing time to pursue her career as a concert performer. She has performed regularly with leading Australian music groups and given many solo recitals and radio broadcasts.


Gregory Elmaloglou is a graduate of Lyons Conservatorium, France, where he was born. As a member of the Austral String Quartet since 1959, he undertook two international tours, playing in 15 countries.  Later he founded the Trio Australis, and in partnership with Raisa Dobrinksy, has given many concerts and broadcasts. Gergory has made solo appearances at the ABC Prom concerts and Gold Concerts, and has been soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for whom he was the Associate Principal Cellist from 1972 – 1992.  He has made numerous television broadcast appearances for the ABC.

19th February

Kate Proctor (Flute) and Suzanne Sherrington (Flute)
Jeanell Carrigan (Piano)

Hungarian Pastorale Fantasie, 3rd movt - Franz Doppler (1821 - 1883)

Concerto in D Major, 2nd movt - Carl Reinecke (1824 - 1910)

Sonata in E Major, 1st and 2nd movts - J.S Bach (1685 - 1750)

Sonata, 4th movt - Robert Mucynski (1929 - )

Andante and Rondo for two flutes and piano - Franz Doppler (1821 - 1883)

Kate Proctor

Kate has been playing flute since the age of 8, studying under various teachers through the Mitchell Conservatorium in Bathurst. She was part of the Bathurst Youth Band and Orchestra, Mitchell Conservatorium flute choirs, school ensembles and has performed with the Macquarie Philharmonia. Numerous performances in eisteddfods and competitions helped her successfully audition to perform a solo item as part of the Festival of Instrumental Music held at the Opera House in 2006. In 2008 Kate travelled to Europe leaving her with a desire to spend an exchange year in the UK as part of her undergraduate degree. In 2010 she will join the Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Sinfonia while continuing a Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree at the Sydney Conservatorium studying under James Kortum.

Suzanne Sherrington

Suzanne began playing flute in the Kenthurst Primary Shcool band at the age of seven, and dreamt of studying at the Sydney Conservatorium since sitting A.M.E.B. exams there in primary school. Suzanne moved to Bellingen on the mid-north coast of New South Wales in high school and, nurtured by a wonderful school music teacher, was a member of many school and community ensembles. Performing in the Opera House as part of the Bellingen High School Chamber Ensemble was one highlight of her high school music experience.

Suzanne achieved her A.Mus.A. in 2006, and L.T.C.L. in 2007. She has been selected for State Music Camps, State Wind Ensembles, the Australian Youth Music Camp and the Schools Spectacular Orchestra, ensembles which have provided wonderful opportunities to play with excellent musicians from across the state.

Suzanne is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium, studying under Geoffrey Collins.

26th February

Mark Quarmby (Organ)
Director of Music, St Stephen's

Compositions based on popular hymn tunes by American composers

Toccata on "Amazing Grace"

"Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling"

Toccata on "Praise God, from whom all Blessings Flow" (Old 100th)

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

"Praise to the Lord, the Almighty" (Loben den Herrn)

"The Old Rugged Cross"

"God of Grace" (Cwm Rhondda)

"Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"

"Now Thank We All Our God" (Nun danket alle Gott)

"Now Thank We All Our God" (Cantata No. 79)

Christopher Pardini (1973 - )

Dale Wood (1934 - 2003)

Michael Burkhardt (1957 - )

Dale Wood

Paul Manz (1919 - )

Dale Wood

Paul Manz

Dale Wood

Paul Manz

J S Bach arr. Virgil Fox (1912 - 1980)

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Mark Quarmby graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music majoring in organ under Norman Johnston.  He has given many recitals throughout Australia, Europe, North America, Asia and New Zealand. For over 20 years he was associated with the music of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, playing for all their choral services, national live broadcasts and State occasions such as visits from Queen Elizabeth II, funerals of State governors and national memorial services. He has accompanied the Cathedral choir on several CDs and played for services with them in many of Britain’s most famous cathedrals including St Paul’s, London, Canterbury, Salisbury, Oxford, Winchester, Lichfield, Westminster Abbey and St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. His recital tours to Europe have taken him to Germany, Holland, Austria, Switzerland, France, and Italy where he has often included Australian organ music on his programs and lectured on the history of the organ in Australia. In 2009 he gave the opening recital of the American Guild of Organists Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, playing a whole program devoted to organ music written by Australian composers.  He was a tutor and recitalist for the Pipe Organ Encounter program held in Singapore in 2005. He served as the President of the Organ Music Society of Sydney for six years, is currently a National Director of the Organ Historical Trust of Australia (as well as being the web master for these two organisations) and has been a member of the Royal School of Church Music State committee. Mark Quarmby teaches piano, organ and musicianship in St Andrew’s Cathedral School, St Patrick’s College, Strathfield, the University of NSW and privately.  He is a music examiner and adjudicator and has been repetiteur for several university choirs. From August 2009 he was appointed as the Director of Music at St Stephen's, Macquarie Street.  During his spare time he has been researching and building a web site on the organs of Sydney which he has extended to cover organs throughout Australia.