Organ Recitals

Recitals are held on the fourth Sunday of the Month at 2.30pm, St Francis of Assisi, Paddington 

Praise for the new digital organ:

“This is truly a unique instrument and music creation”

Daniel Brace, Limelight Magazine 10 May 2021

2022 Recitals

23 October 2022

St Francis and the Animals

Cynthia Bui

Guest Artists: Josie and the Emeralds


25 September 2022

Simon Nieminski

Guest Artists: St Francis Choir

directed by Noel Debien


28 August 2022


Bransby Byrne

Works by: J.E. Bach, Martini, J.S. Bach, Gigout, Holland, Vierne, Flor Peeters

Guest Artists: Consort 8

Recorder music  by composers from the 15th to 20th centuries, including Josquin des Prez, Michael Praetorius and Georg Telemann, as well as Philippe Goudour and Soren Sieg.


24 July 2022

Titus Grenyer

Works by: Elgar; Sweelinck; J.S. Bach; Guilmant (Sonata 1)

Guest Artists: The St Francis Chorale and Brett McKern (organ)

conducted by Bransby Byrne

Works on the theme of ‘The English Anthem’


26 June 2022

Brett McKern 

Guest Artists: Sutherland Shire Choral Society

directed by James Paul

Works by: Felix Mendelssohn; George Thalben-Ball; Herbert Howells 

Alexandre Guilmant; Théodore Dubois; Brett McKern 


22 May 2022

A Journey from Introspection to Jubilation

Bransby Byrne

Guest Artists: PLEKTRA Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble

directed by Stephen Lalor

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cesar Franck 

Works by Frank Bridge, Herbert Howells, Peter Hurford, Francis Jackson 

Jehan Alain, Jeanne Demessieux, Nadia Boulanger, Cesar Franck 



2021 Recitals


25 April 2021

Thomas Wilson

 St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

 St Mary’s Cathedral Lay Clerks 

directed by Thomas Wilson

Programme here 

“Wilson was incredible, technically and musically. A real one to watch as his career continues to unfold”

Daniel Brace, Limelight Magazine 10 May 2021

23 May 2021

James Goldrick 

Cathedral of the Madeleine, Salt Lake City 

The Choir of St Francis, Paddington 

directed by Noel Debien 

Programme here 

“The observer was compelled to remark on the rapport between the choir and organ…Mr Goldrick’s programming proved superb…both a musician’s organist and an organist’s musician”

David Nikolas Brodsky, The Sydney Organ Journal, 2021


28 November 2021

Music for Advent

Bransby Byrne

Noel Debien

St Francis of Assisi, Paddington 

Guest artist: Kate Moloney, Harpist


Programme here 

More information on the organs at St Francis here