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Free Fringe lunchtime concerts in Cathedral


Following on from the success of the past two years, free lunchtime concerts featuring the beautiful sounds of the pipe organ will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral during the upcoming Adelaide Fringe.

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Well-known local organist Peter Kelsall, who will perform on March 13, said he is looking forward to playing the Canadian Casavant Freres pipe organ for the first time.

“Each instrument is different and has its own unique characteristics and it will be fun getting to know this instrument,” he said.

Although Mr Kelsall hasn’t planned the concert program as yet, he said given the characteristics of the organ his repertoire would most likely have an emphasis on French music.

Organist and choir director at Pilgrim Uniting Church in the city since 1994, Mr Kelsall has worked with distinguished organists including Thomas Trotter, David Goode, Benjamin Bayl, Clive Driskill-Smith, Simon Preston, John Scott and Daniel Roth.

The first in the three concert series will be held on Wednesday February 20 and will feature organist Andrew Georg.

Dr Amir Robin-Karas, who was part of last year’s program and is a regular organist in the Cathedral, will perform on February 27.

The free concerts will run from 1pm to 1.30pm and are open to all members of the public.




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