Christopher Wrench at the Art Museum
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Christopher Wrench performs fine works for Organ by Bach, Hindemith and Reger at the UQ Art Museum.
Prelude and Fugue in A, BWV 543, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonata V in C, BWV 529, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Scherzo, op.2 (1926), by Maurice Duruflé
Sonata III (1940), by Paul Hindemith
Melodia in Bb, op. 59/11, by Max Reger
Work for Organ (1992/98), by Donnacha Dennehy
Internationally acclaimed Australia organist Christopher Wrench is a graduate of the Queensland and Vienna Conservatoria and the Vienna University of Music, where he studied with Prof Michael Radulescu. International acclaim followed prize-winning performances at major competitions in Odense, Denmark (1st Prize), St Albans, England (Audience Prize) and Dublin.
Twenty international tours have seen Christopher performing in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England (including Westminster Abbey, King’s College Cambridge), Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway & Sweden. He performs regularly throughout Australia, where he has appeared at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Melbourne Autumn Music Festival, the Sydney Festival, the Brisbane Festival, the New England Bach Festival, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields, the Barraba Festival; and as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Adelaide Chamber Orchestra, The Camerata of St John’s, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Christopher enjoys working as a liturgical musician, teacher, and chamber player while commanding a solo repertoire spanning many centuries, including the complete organ works of J.S. Bach, Duruflé, Hindemith and Mendelssohn. His live and studio performances are broadcast regularly on ABC Classic FM, and the super-audio CD of the Organ Sonatas of J.S.Bach attracted rave reviews from around the globe. In 2008 Christopher received the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Cultural Award.
Following 18 years as Director of Music at St Mary’s, Kangaroo Point, Christopher was appointed Director of Music at Christ Church St Lucia (Brisbane) in 2013. In October 2014, Christopher was one of ‘five organists from five continents’ invited to perform at a gala concert celebrating the 300th birthday of the renowned Gottfried Silbermann organ in Freiberg Cathedral (Saxony, Germany).
For more information, please visit http://www.christopherwrench.com