Joseph Nolan

Organist and Master of the Choristers

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British-Australian organist and choral conductor Joseph Nolan has been hailed by ABC Classic FM as ‘an extraordinary musician’, BBC Radio 3 CD Review as a ‘virtuoso’, and Limelight Magazine, Australia as a ‘remarkable musician’. Joseph was also nominated by Limelight Magazine as an Artist of the Year in 2016.

Nolan studied at the Royal College of Music, London winning the Canon Bark Prize for most promising organ student and was awarded First Class Honours for his final recital at the Temple Church, London.

Scholarships from the Countess of Munster Trust, Hattori Foundation and the Royal Philharmonic Society supported Joseph’s advanced studies with legendary organists Marie-Claire Alain in Paris and Dame Gillian Weir in London.

Appointed to Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, St James’s Palace in 2004, Joseph performed on numerous occasions at Buckingham Palace, most notably giving the opening concert of the refurbished Grand Ballroom organ to a distinguished audience.

Joseph Nolan has played in concerts across the globe and made his solo debut at Sydney Opera House in the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Season to great critical acclaim.

Highlights in 2018 will see Nolan make his solo concerto debut (two performances of the
Poulenc organ concerto as well as a solo recital) with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at Petronas Concert Hall, Kuala Lumpur, as well as performing as a soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth Concert Hall. He will also conduct the Cathedral Consort in collaboration with The King’s Singers at Perth Concert Hall.

Nolan’s interpretations of the complete works of Charles-Marie Widor for Signum Records – winners of Gramophone’s 2017 ‘Label of the Year’ award – have firmly cemented Joseph’s international reputation, with both Gramophone and The Australian newspaper describing the discs as ‘utterly authoritative’, Music Web International as ‘The Widor cycle of the decade’, BBC Music Magazine as ‘swashbuckling’, and Limelight Magazine as ‘Monumental’.

The Nolan/Signum Widor cycle features the finest Cavaillé-Coll organs in France including those of La Madeleine Paris, St Sernin Toulouse, and St François de Sales Lyon with the discs being awarded multiple five-star reviews and ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards in BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and Limelight Magazine. They have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM amongst many others.

Nolan was invited to take up the position of Organist and Master of Music at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia in 2008. Under Joseph’s leadership the Cathedral music programme has been described as ‘elite’ and ‘world class’ in The Australian and The West Australian newspapers. The Cathedral choirs have regularly performed for ABC Classic FM whilst the Cathedral Consort has performed with The Hilliard Ensemble and the Academy of Ancient Music at Perth Concert Hall.

Nolan has collaborated with some of the world’s finest trumpeters, including Alison Balsom, Crispian Steele-Perkins and David Elton, formerly Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and now Principal Trumpet of The London Symphony Orchestra.

Joseph Nolan was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016 by the French Government for services to French music. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia.

www.joseph-nolan.com 


Michael Lukin

ASSISTANT ORGANIST

michaellukin2 webMichael commenced piano lessons at the age of four and enjoyed success on the instrument, receiving his Associate Diploma of Music (AMusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 2013. A former chorister of St George’s Cathedral Choir, Michael took up lessons on the organ with Stewart Smith in 2012 after a long fascination with the instrument, and was appointed organ scholar at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman Park in 2013. In 2014 he became the St Cecilia organ scholar at St Mary’s Anglican Church in South Perth, and the following year took up positions at Christ Church, Claremont as an organ scholar and member of Schola Aedis Christi where he sang as a tenor. In 2015, Michael was awarded his AMusA on the organ with distinction, winning the West Australian Music Teachers Association A J Leckie Memorial Award for the best AMusA candidate for that year, and received his LMusA only a year later. Michael is currently the organ tutor at Christ Church Grammar School and in his second year at the University of Western Australia where he is studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in music and political science. He is also a resident of St George’s College where he holds the organ scholarship.


Organists

1875 -????
???? -1879
???? -1885
1885-1898
1898-1908
1908-1917
1918-1931
1931-1961
1961-1967
1968-1970
1970-1973
1973-1975
1976-1977
1977-1983
1983-1985
1986-1993
1993-1994
1994-2007
2008-

C Trotter
Chas H Compton
Bode
Edward A Letch
Reginald D'Arcy-Irvine
Alexander Leckie
Haydn Hardwick
Leslie Kirke
Bruce Naylor
James Briton
Rev'd Michael Wentzell
Michael Dudman
Dudley Bastian
David O'Neill
Lindsay Hutchinson
Gordon Appleton
Christopher Dearnley
Simon Lawford
Joseph Nolan

Assistant Organists

1971
1977-1983
1981-1983
1984-1986
1986
1986-1991
1991
1991-1992
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2004-2006
2006-2007
2008-2013
2014-2015
2016-

Ian Hardy
Lewis Rosenburg
Stephen Farmer
John Bates
Trevor Rodd
Kathleen Wood
David Goode
Michael Capon
Andrew Kirk
Stewart Smith
Anthony Gowing
Daniel Hyde
Christian Wilson
Max Pappenheim
Richard Pinel
Jonathan Clinch
Stewart Smith
Colin van der Lecq
Michael Lukin

 

 


A full account of the organists of St George's Church and Cathedral, Perth (1875 - 1993), by Vaughan Selby-Jones

Joseph Nolan

Organist and Master of the Choristers

joseph4_new

British-Australian organist and choral conductor Joseph Nolan has been hailed by ABC Classic FM as ‘an extraordinary musician’, BBC Radio 3 CD Review as a ‘virtuoso’, and Limelight Magazine, Australia as a ‘remarkable musician’. Joseph was also nominated by Limelight Magazine as an Artist of the Year in 2016.

Nolan studied at the Royal College of Music, London winning the Canon Bark Prize for most promising organ student and was awarded First Class Honours for his final recital at the Temple Church, London.

Scholarships from the Countess of Munster Trust, Hattori Foundation and the Royal Philharmonic Society supported Joseph’s advanced studies with legendary organists Marie-Claire Alain in Paris and Dame Gillian Weir in London.

Appointed to Her Majesty’s Chapels Royal, St James’s Palace in 2004, Joseph performed on numerous occasions at Buckingham Palace, most notably giving the opening concert of the refurbished Grand Ballroom organ to a distinguished audience.

Joseph Nolan has played in concerts across the globe and made his solo debut at Sydney Opera House in the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Season to great critical acclaim.

Highlights in 2018 will see Nolan make his solo concerto debut (two performances of the
Poulenc organ concerto as well as a solo recital) with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at Petronas Concert Hall, Kuala Lumpur, as well as performing as a soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth Concert Hall. He will also conduct the Cathedral Consort in collaboration with The King’s Singers at Perth Concert Hall.

Nolan’s interpretations of the complete works of Charles-Marie Widor for Signum Records – winners of Gramophone’s 2017 ‘Label of the Year’ award – have firmly cemented Joseph’s international reputation, with both Gramophone and The Australian newspaper describing the discs as ‘utterly authoritative’, Music Web International as ‘The Widor cycle of the decade’, BBC Music Magazine as ‘swashbuckling’, and Limelight Magazine as ‘Monumental’.

The Nolan/Signum Widor cycle features the finest Cavaillé-Coll organs in France including those of La Madeleine Paris, St Sernin Toulouse, and St François de Sales Lyon with the discs being awarded multiple five-star reviews and ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards in BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and Limelight Magazine. They have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM amongst many others.

Nolan was invited to take up the position of Organist and Master of Music at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia in 2008. Under Joseph’s leadership the Cathedral music programme has been described as ‘elite’ and ‘world class’ in The Australian and The West Australian newspapers. The Cathedral choirs have regularly performed for ABC Classic FM whilst the Cathedral Consort has performed with The Hilliard Ensemble and the Academy of Ancient Music at Perth Concert Hall.

Nolan has collaborated with some of the world’s finest trumpeters, including Alison Balsom, Crispian Steele-Perkins and David Elton, formerly Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and now Principal Trumpet of The London Symphony Orchestra.

Joseph Nolan was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016 by the French Government for services to French music. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Western Australia.

www.joseph-nolan.com 


Michael Lukin

ASSISTANT ORGANIST

michaellukin2 webMichael commenced piano lessons at the age of four and enjoyed success on the instrument, receiving his Associate Diploma of Music (AMusA) from the Australian Music Examinations Board in 2013. A former chorister of St George’s Cathedral Choir, Michael took up lessons on the organ with Stewart Smith in 2012 after a long fascination with the instrument, and was appointed organ scholar at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Mosman Park in 2013. In 2014 he became the St Cecilia organ scholar at St Mary’s Anglican Church in South Perth, and the following year took up positions at Christ Church, Claremont as an organ scholar and member of Schola Aedis Christi where he sang as a tenor. In 2015, Michael was awarded his AMusA on the organ with distinction, winning the West Australian Music Teachers Association A J Leckie Memorial Award for the best AMusA candidate for that year, and received his LMusA only a year later. Michael is currently the organ tutor at Christ Church Grammar School and in his second year at the University of Western Australia where he is studying a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in music and political science. He is also a resident of St George’s College where he holds the organ scholarship.


Organists

1875 -????
???? -1879
???? -1885
1885-1898
1898-1908
1908-1917
1918-1931
1931-1961
1961-1967
1968-1970
1970-1973
1973-1975
1976-1977
1977-1983
1983-1985
1986-1993
1993-1994
1994-2007
2008-

C Trotter
Chas H Compton
Bode
Edward A Letch
Reginald D'Arcy-Irvine
Alexander Leckie
Haydn Hardwick
Leslie Kirke
Bruce Naylor
James Briton
Rev'd Michael Wentzell
Michael Dudman
Dudley Bastian
David O'Neill
Lindsay Hutchinson
Gordon Appleton
Christopher Dearnley
Simon Lawford
Joseph Nolan

Assistant Organists

1971
1977-1983
1981-1983
1984-1986
1986
1986-1991
1991
1991-1992
1992-1994
1994-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2004-2006
2006-2007
2008-2013
2014-2015
2016-

Ian Hardy
Lewis Rosenburg
Stephen Farmer
John Bates
Trevor Rodd
Kathleen Wood
David Goode
Michael Capon
Andrew Kirk
Stewart Smith
Anthony Gowing
Daniel Hyde
Christian Wilson
Max Pappenheim
Richard Pinel
Jonathan Clinch
Stewart Smith
Colin van der Lecq
Michael Lukin

 

 


A full account of the organists of St George's Church and Cathedral, Perth (1875 - 1993), by Vaughan Selby-Jones