Pipe organ recitals in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

Fringe event - lunch time - 1pm to 1.30pm

The schedule for this year’s free Fringe lunchtime concerts in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral has been released, with some familiar faces returning.

Perth’s Jacinta Jakovcevic will perform at the first half-hour concert on Wednesday March 3, Dr Amir Robin-Karas of Adelaide will play on March 10 and Andrew Georg will perform at the concert on March 17. All three artists have featured in previous Fringe concerts and said they were excited to have another opportunity to play the unique Casavant Frères pipe organ which was built in Canada in 1927.

This is the fifth year the pipe organ concerts have been held in the Cathedral. All concerts will start at 1pm and are open to members of the public.

  • No bookings required
  • COVID compliance regulations:
    • QR code/or sign ins located at Cathedral entrance
    • capacity 200

 

 

Jacinta Jakovcevic

Jacinta Jakovcevic, Wednesday March 3

BMus[Hons], LRSM, LMusA, DipABRSM, ATCL

Jacinta began her musical career in the church at a very young age and in conjunction with her work in church music gained experience as a musician taking part in ABC broadcasts and working with organisations including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Western Australia.

Jacinta is Director of Music at St Mary's Cathedral in Perth where she combines her great love of liturgy and music together with her keen interest in choral music, music administration and the development of young musicians.

 

 

Dr Amir Robin-Karas

Dr Amir Robin-Karas, Wednesday March 10

1973-82 - Piano studies in Cairo (Egypt) under Ms Nevarte Damadian (from Cairo Conservatoire).

1997-2000 - Organ studies in Christchurch (New Zealand) as organ scholar in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament with Mr Don Whelan (organist and music director of the Cathedral)

2012 - Current organ studies under Dr Josh Van Konkolenburg.

2016 - Associate performer of the Royal School of Music.

2018 - Currently waiting results from the Licentiate of the Royal School of Music.

 

 

 

Andrew Georg

Andrew Georg, Wednesday March 17

Andrew is a versatile South Australian musician whose career encompasses church music, opera, choral music and accompanying.

He grew up in the Barossa Valley, surrounded by many fine pipe organs and vibrant community music scene. He completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and was Organ Scholar at St Peter's Cathedral and Pilgrim Church, Adelaide.

Since 2013, Andrew has been the Organist and Choir Director at Christ Church, North Adelaide. He has given solo organ recitals in numerous venues, and frequently appears as a guest organist for choral concerts.

Andrew, who works as a Repetiteur for the State Opera of South Australia. In 2014 Andrew won the Geoffrey Parson's Award for accompanying, Australia's most prestigious award for collaborative pianist.