Friday Music
April 2013

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

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5 April

Ronald Woodcock (violin)

Lillian Camphausen (piano)



Sonata in G K 301 - W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)

1. Allegro con spirito
2. Allegro

Sonata no. 1 - Eugene Goosens (1893 - 1962)

1. Allegro con anima
2. Molto adagio
3. Con brio

Pampeana No. 1 - Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983)


Ronald Woodcock has toured in 95 countries during a distinguished career as concerto and recital soloist, chamber player, teacher and orchestral conductor. He has performed in world musical centres such as London, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, Budapest, Lisbon, Brussels and Buenos Aires.

In remote countries such as Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Peru, the Solomon Islands, Bhutan and St. Helena Island, he has introduced audiences to Western classical music, often for the first time.

He has brought to a lifetime of performing the works of composers from Bach to Penderecki and beyond, a wealth of musical experience gained first from his teachers Arthur Grumiaux and Pablo Casals in Europe and then from orchestral playing in the Philharmonia, BBC and Royal Philharmonic orchestras under conductors such as Karajan, Klemperer, Ormandy, Beecham and Goossens.

His wide-ranging repertoire encompasses all the mainstream violin concertos and sonatas while also including the avant-garde and virtuoso showpieces – and he promotes works by Australian composers on many of his tours.

Since early retirement from the University of Adelaide, where he was for twenty years Associate Professor of Violin, he now tours internationally giving recitals, concerto performances, radio recordings, violin masterclasses and workshops and also adjudicating at national concerto competitions and eisteddfods.


Malaysian born Lillian Camphausen migrated to Adelaide in 1969. She studied piano with Noreen Stokes and Clemens Leske. After completing her Bachelor of Music (Hons.), she studied piano with Prof. Detlef Kraus in Germany and later, lied interpretation with Hartmut Höll, harpsichord, and chamber music, attending master-classes and courses with Edith Picht-Axenfeld, Paul Badura-Skoda, Joaquín Achúcarro, Norman Shetler, Geoffrey Parsons, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christiane Jaccottet and the Amadeus Quartet.

After finishing her studies, Lillian freelanced as a teacher, accompanist and chamber musician. She was an official pianist for numerous international master-classes and competitions. In 1988 she translated "Johannes Brahms - Klavierkomponist" ("Johannes Brahms – Composer for the Piano") by Detlef Kraus.

In 2004, Lillian moved to Brisbane and in 2009, to Sydney. She works as an accompanist, language coach (for singers) and chamber musician.




12 April

NSW Police Band Wind Quintet


Adam Malone - Trumpet
Michele Stewart - Trumpet
Robert Harris - French Horn
Gareth Lewis - Trombone
Jason Luostarinen - Bass Trombone


Fanfare from La Peri - Dukas (1865 - 1935) arr: Barrington

Grand March from Aida - Verdi (1813 - 1901)

Jesus bleibet meine Freude - Bach (1685 - 1750) arr: Taillard

Purcell Suite: Intrada I Rondo II Dido's Lament
Purcell (1659 - 1695) arr: Mills

Irish Tune From County Derry - Grainger (1882 - 1961) arr: Hanna

Jupiter from The Planets - Holst (1874 - 1934) arr: Smedvig

Concerto for Two Trumpets - Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

Caprice - Jim Curnow (1943 - )

Singin' In The Rain - Brown arr: Fernie

Just A Closer Walk With Thee - arr: Gillis

Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin (1898 - 1937) arr: Fernie

Radetzky March - Strauss (1825 - 1899)

Can Can Galop from Orpheus In the Underworld
Offenbach (1819 - 1880) arr: Frakenpohl


The NSW Police Wind Quintet is a very busy part of the NSW Police Band, performing on average 3-4 times each month. The group was formed in 2003 to cater to a need for refined and elegant music and is much in demand for ceremonial events, cocktail parties and formal occasions, adding class and sophistication to any event.




19 April

Heavy Metal

Baritone saxophone quartet

Jonathan Jay Byrnes
Andrew Smith
Damien Mathieson
Nathan Henshaw



They will be performing works by:

Ástor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)
Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908)
Martin Kay (contemporary, Australian comp.) and
Will Gregory (1959 - )


Heavy Metal is the first saxophone quartet in Australia of its kind – consisting of four baritone saxophones. The inspiration for the ensemble came from a Dutch baritone saxophone quartet, Four Baritones. The baritone saxophone is one of the most versatile members of the saxophone family, having the ability to play anything from sweet melodic lines to grungy rock riffs which as well as having the largest range of any of the saxophones. This is what makes it an ideal choice to be utilised in a quartet scenario. Heavy Metal have just recently formed this year and are made up of four of Australia's leading baritone saxophonists: Jonathan Jay Byrnes, Andrew Smith, Damien Mathieson and Nathan Henshaw.




26 April

Alistair Nelson (Organist, St James', King St)


Gloria, Benedictus - Max Reger (1873-1916)

Très Méditationes Sacrae, I. Dic nobis, Maria, quid vidisti in via
Albert de Klerk (1917-1998)

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 - JS Bach (1685-1750)

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 - JS Bach (1685-1750)

A Vision: Jesus reassures his mother - Anne Boyd (b.1946)

Résurrection - Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)


Alistair Nelson is the Organist at St. James' Church King Street. Previously to this he spent four years as Associate Organist and Choirmaster at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY in the United States. There, he directed the Cathedral Girls Choir and Schola Cantorum, as well as accompanying and assisting with the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. He has also served as Organ Scholar at Christ Church New Haven, Connecticut, while he was completing his Master of Music at Yale University. At Yale he studied with Thomas Murray and Martin Jean. His Yale degree recital, as well as an ABC Young Performers recording, have both been broadcast on ABC Classic FM.

Alistair grew up in Sydney, beginning his organ studies at Trinity Grammar, and serving as Organ Scholar at St. Anne's Strathfield and St. Paul's Burwood, and Assistant Organist at Christ Church St. Laurence. Alistair has a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney where he studied with Robert Ampt. Shortly before he moved to the United States in 2005, he won the First Prize (John Brown Award) in the Sydney Organ Competition. Alistair has given recitals in a number of venues around Sydney, including St. James' Church, St. Andrew's Cathedral, and the Great Hall of Sydney University. In addition to his liturgical organ playing duties at St. James', he has performed in the subscription concert series, and directs the Saint James' Singers.



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