St George's Cathedral Organist and Master of the Choristers, Joseph Nolan, will make his solo debut in the 2017 Sydney Symphony Orchestra season on Friday 17 February, playing Liszt and Widor at the Sydney Opera House. His Excellency, Christophe Lecourtier, French Ambassador to Australia, will be attending the concert to make a speech and decorate Joseph with the medal of Chevalier (Knight) in the Order of Arts and Letters.
We congratulate Joseph on this great honour.
The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. The Order of Arts and Letters is given out three times annually under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Culture and Communication.