Friday Music
June 2013

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

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7 June

Judith Rough (soprano)

Mark Quarmby (organ)


Let the bright seraphim (from Samson) - G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

Tremori al braccio – cantata for soprano & orchestra - Antonia Vivaldi (1678-174)1

Mein Glaubiges herze (Cantata 68) - J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Seufzer, Thranen, Kummer, Noth (Cantata 21) - J.S. Bach
Er Segnet, die den Herrn furchtet (Cantata 196) - J.S. Bach

Gloria – cantata for soprano & orchestra - G.F. Handel


Judith Rough started singing as a child in Brisbane, as a member of the Brisbane Eisteddfod Junior choir. She was a principal and chorus member of the Queensland Light Opera Company and studied voice at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she won the Blanche Campbell Memorial Scholarship for singing.

She has sung with several chamber groups in Sydney as ensemble member and soloist, and has performed as soprano soloist across a wide range of major choral works for various orchestras and choirs in Sydney.

In the USA between 2000 and 2005, Judith performed as ensemble member and soloist with professional chamber choirs Voces Novae et Antiquae and The Lady Chapel Singers, recording with them and touring with them in the USA and Europe. She was in demand as a recitalist, performing for The Lupus Foundation of America and the American Guild of Organists among others. She sang with the Mainline Opera Guild and performed the role of Lucy in Menotti's The Telephone for the Multiple Sclerosis Association and as part of the music education programme in several Philadelphia schools. While there she had the opportunity of studying with Julianne Baird at the Eastman School of Music.

Since returning to Australia Judith has continued to perform regularly, as a soloist in major choral works and in concert and recital for various organizations in Sydney and its environs. Her knowledge and love of the human voice is well used in her role as voice specialist at St Vincent's Voice Clinic in Sydney, where she works with professional voice users and others who are experiencing voice problems.



14 June

NSW Police Band Wind Quintet


Andrew Bishop - Flute

Matthew Bubb - Oboe

Steven Stojcevski - Clarinet

Pet Goh - Bassoon

Adrian Hallam - Horn


The Chimney of King Rene Op. 205 (1939) - Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974)

1. Cortège
2. Aubade
3. Jongleurs
4. La Moussinglade
5. Joutes sur l'arc
6. Chasse à Valabre
7. Madrigal nocturne

Quintet Op. 43 (1922) - Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931)

8 Russian Folk Songs (1906) - Anatoly Liadov (1855 - 1914)

1. Sacred Song
2. Koliada - Maliada
3. Slow Song
4. Humorous Song
5. Birds Legend
6. Cradle Song
7. Little Dance Song
8. Round Dance



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.



21 June

Peter Leung (saxophone)

Jonathan Byrnes (saxophone)


Prelude, Mystery and Ecstasy - David Pope

Bo - Barry Cockcroft (1933 - )

Duo for two saxophones - Peter Leung
joined by Jonathan Byrnes

From nowhere to nowhere - Michael Mcglynn (1964 - )

Deux Pièces - Christian Lauba (1952 - )

Tango-étude No. 3 - Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992)


Peter Leung – Saxophone

Born in Australia, Peter Leung began saxophone at age 7 and a year later he was awarded the May Music Scholarship making him the youngest person at the time to be given the award In 2005 saw Peter attended the Aberystwyth MusicFest in Wales where he participated in masterclasses run by Gerard McChrystal, Head of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London. During this festival Peter was chosen to perform Milhaud's La Creation du Monde with the Musicfest Sinfonia. He also performed as lead soprano saxophone in Septettin' by Chris Gordon, in addition to performing solo performances of both Australian and International works. During the same year Peter travelled to London where he undertook lessons with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson, professors of saxophone at The Royal College of Music. 2008 saw Peter awarded a Buzz Grant by the Foundation for Young Australians, allowing him to attend the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France under the guidance of Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp and other saxophone professors. Later this year Peter completed his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor in Music (Honours) majoring in Saxophone Performance. In 2009 Peter was asked to perform with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in their performance of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances: West Side Story, in their second Flagship Concert. Peter recently returned from undertaking a Masters of Music at Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg, The Nederlands, under the tutelage of Ties Mellema of the Amstel Saxophone Quartet and current Nederlands Music Prize Winner, and Niels Bijl of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet. During his stay in The Nederlands Peter performed a number of solo recitals as well as a series of world premiers with the modern music ensemble F.C Jongebloed. Peter is currently undertaking a doctoral degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Dr Michael Duke, as well as performing as both a soloist and as a member of the Sydney Saxophone Orchestra and Sydney's premier saxophone ensemble, The Sydney Saxophone Collective.



28 June

Martin Rein (piano and organ)



Sonata in E minor op. 90 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
(With liveliness and with feeling and expression throughout).

2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen
(Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner).


Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue in e-minor op. 127 - Max Reger (1873-1916)


Martin Rein began his career with extensive studies in Choral Conducting and Sacred Music at the Berlin School of Music with Professor Martin Behrmann, one of Germany's leading choral conductors. He completed his Bachelor of Music degree there in 1996.

Between 1996 and 2001, he undertook further postgraduate studies at the Music Academy in Detmold/Germany from where he graduated in December 2000 with an Honours degree in Organ Performance and in June 2001 with a Master of Music, majoring in Choral and Orchestral conducting.

In his graduation recital in December 2000, he performed amongst other works, the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue op. 57 (Inferno) by Max Reger (1873-1916), one of the most challenging compositions within the organ repertoire. After moving to Australia, Martin Rein completed a further degree in Education at the University of Western Australia.

In Europe, he studied organ performance with Professor Gerhard Weinberger (Munich-Wurzburg) and Dr Ewald Kooimann (Amsterdam) as well as organ improvisation with Professor Renate Zimmermann (Berlin-Frankfurt-Heidelberg). He undertook further master classes with Professor Heinz Wunderlich (Hamburg), Joerg-Andreas Boetticher (Basel) and also with the Director of Music at St Thomas, Professor Georg-Christoph Biller in Leipzig. During 2006 he studied further with Dame Gillian Weir in England.

Martin Rein was appointed Director of Music at the Stiftskirche St John's in Berlin-Spandau in 1995 and continued 1998 in the same position at St. Mary's Monastery Berlin-Lehnin in Germany. Between 1999 and 2001, he has held the position of Director of Music at the Alte Kirche in Essen/Germany.

In Australia, Martin Rein was appointed as conductor of the Australian Chamber Singers in Perth in 2003, an ensemble within the Australian Youth Choir with whom he has performed and recorded several times during 2004. Until 2010, he was Director of Music in London/United Kingdom at St John-the-Evangelist, Notting Hill as well as Organist at Bearwood College, the Royal Merchand Navy School. He is currently Director of Performing Arts and Choirmaster at Tudor House, The King's School, Sydney.

As an organist, Martin Rein has performed in Australia, many European countries and the USA in venues such as Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral in London/UK, both Cathedrals of Berlin in Germany, the Great Hall at Sydney University in Australia, King's Chapel Boston, St Mark's Baltimore, Gloria Dei in Philadelphia and Carthage College in the USA.


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