Fringe event – free lunchtime concerts
Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival program, three highly-regarded organists will perform this year at the free lunchtime concerts on February 28, March 7 and 14 in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral starting at 1pm. All welcome.
Meet the organists performing this year – read info below.
Jacinta Jakovcevic – February 28
[BMus(Hons), LRSM, LMusA, DipABRSM, ATCL] began her musical career in the church at a very young age and in conjunction with her work in church music gained extensive experience as a musician taking part in ABC broadcasts and working with organisations including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), the University of Western Australia.
Jacinta is Director of Music at St Mary's Cathedral in Perth where she combines her great loves of liturgy and music together with her keen interest in choral music, music administration and the development of young musicians.
Dr Amir Robin-Karas Musical Biography – March 7
1973-1982 – 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 – ARSM (Associate Performer of the Royal School of Music)
Currently awaiting results for the LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal School of Music) from last year.
Andrew Georg – March 14
Andrew is a versatile musician whose career encompasses church music, opera, choral music, and accompanying.
He studied at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and was an Organ Scholar at St Peter’s Cathedral and Pilgrim Church, Adelaide.
He also works as a repetiteur for the State Opera of South Australia.
Casavant Frères Pipe Organ installation time-lapse video
St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Adelaide
Creating a time-lapse record of the installation of a 100-year-old, 300 plus-piece pipe organ was always going to be a challenge, says photographer Ben Macmahon.
Click on the links below for stories published in The Southern Cross newspaper
Cathedral Tour with Amanda Blair
A new video featuring media personality Amanda Blair has been commissioned by the Adelaide Archdiocese to show the importance of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral to the life and history of the South Australian community.
Amanda, who was married in the Cathedral, takes her children on a tour of the heritage-listed building and interviews the Archbishop of Adelaide, Philip Wilson, history buff Bernie Victory (Assistant Director, Centacare Catholic Family Services) and members of the bell ringing team.
Produced by Benjamin Fleming of Colourblind Films the video depicts the beauty of the building but also highlights the current state of the interior and the urgent need for restoration of our historic Cathedral.