Andrej Kouznetsov (Director of Music at St John’s College, and Assistant Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral) will present a Baroque Organ recital - presenting music from Germany, France, and Spain.

The programme will also include the richly expressive Leçons de Ténèbres by François Couperin, featuring Jaimee Dowsett and Naomi Klazinga (sopranos), Dominic Fitzgerald (cello) and Andrej Kouznetsov (harpsichord).

Andrej Kouznetsov studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Philip Swanton. While a student there he won several awards, including that of first place in the open section of the Sydney Organ Competition. During this time, he was Organ Scholar at the University of Sydney, and at St James', King Street, where he was subsequently appointed Organist.

Relocating to the United Kingdom in 2010, Andrej spent a year as Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral, where he was also Director of the Cathedral Chamber Choir. Following this, he was appointed Organ Scholar at Westminster Abbey in London, where he regularly accompanied and conducted the Abbey's world-renowned choir, gave numerous recitals, and took part in high-profile events attended by Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family. Whilst based in London, Andrej studied with Birmingham City Organist, Thomas Trotter.

Andrej is currently Assistant Director of Music at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, where he plays the organ for Cathedral services, assists with the training of the boy choristers, and directs the Johannine Voices, a chamber choir he founded in 2015. Last year, Andrej was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.


Jaimee Dowsett is a Brisbane-based soprano currently completing her Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance (Honours) at the University of Queensland under the supervision of Mr. Graeme Morton. In completing her Bachelor of Music she has received vocal tuition from Shaun Brown, Sarah Crane, and Graham Godfrey. Jaimee is a soprano in the St John’s Cathedral Choir, where she works closely with the trebles. She also sings in the Johannine Voices, a small group of about eight voices under the direction of Andrej Kouznetsov who perform with an emphasis on Renaissance polyphony, and was a member of the 2018 Season of the National Youth Choir of Australia.

She was recently a soloist in J.S Bach’s St John’s Passion with the Brisbane Chamber Choir, and in Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis in F Hob XXII with the St John’s Cathedral Choir. Jaimee enjoys performing in a wide variety of styles, but has a particular love for Baroque and Classical repertoire.


Naomi Klazinga is a soprano in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Music (Hons) under the tutelage of Sarah Crane and Shaun Brown. In 2017 she had the opportunity to be a soloist in the Australian premier performance of Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughn Williams, performed with UQ Chorale and QYO2. Performing with the UQ singers in pieces such as Bach’s St Matthew Passion has been an opportunity for her to sharpen skills and learn new repertoire. In March of 2018, she travelled to China to perform in Xi’an with seven other singers from the School of Music. Outside of studying, Naomi has sung and continues to sing as a dep with the Schola of St. Stephen’s, as well as with the Cathedral Choir at St. John’s. Naomi has been singing since she was little – her first performance being at the tender age of seven - and is passionate about sharing her love for singing and music.






Prelude, Fugue, and Chaconne in C, BuxWV 137 – Dieterich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707)

Leçons de ténèbres pour le mercredi saint – François Couperin (1668-1733)

-          Première leçon: Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiæ prophetæ

-          Deuxième leçon: Vau. Et egressus est a filia Sion

-          Troisième leçon: Jod. Manum suam misit hostis

featuring  Jaimee Dowsett (Soprano I), Naomi Klazinga (Soprano II), Dominic Fitzgerald (cello), Andrej Kouznetsov (harpsichord continuo)

Élévation (from Messe pour les couvents) – François Couperin

Offertoire sur les grands jeux (from Messe pour les couvents) – François Couperin

Pasacalles de primer tono – Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644-1712)






About 2018 Around the Organ Series

This new series in 2018 introduces the much-acclaimed Tickell pipe organ in St John’s College within The University of Queensland  to the university community and beyond. In collaboration with the UQ School of Music and St John’s College, organ recitalists will perform as soloists and in various accompanying and continuo roles with associate artists. Further details are available on the websites of the College and the School of Music.

The beautiful and intimate acoustic space of the St John’s College Chapel makes for a delightful concert experience. Join us for afternoon tea to follow the performance where you can meet the artists and chat with musical friends old and new.

Tickets will be available through approximately one month before each concert.
$25 General admission
$15 Seniors, pensioners, UQ Music and St John’s College alumni
$5 all university and school students

Around the Organ is presented in association with
St John's College within The University of Queensland



St John's College, College Rd, UQ St Lucia
The Chapel