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Brass & Stained Glass
An exciting event to aid the restoration of our beautiful Fincham Organ.
On Sunday 22nd April, St Augustine’s Church, Sullivan St Inglewood reverberated with the magnificent sound of a brass quintet in concert. The funds raised will support the restoration of the historic Fincham organ resident on site.
This concert was such a delight. Susan gave us some beautifully relevant history of the various pieces performed. I was stunned at the variety of the pieces played, old and new, including a premiere performance by brass quintet of the modern piece Tuba Mirum. There was comedy, and dance, war and peace and percussion, all beautiful in their own way.
The quintet consists of:
1st Trumpet: Stuart Malcolm (Royal Australian Navy Band)
2nd Trumpet: Laura Hertaeg (opera, symphonic orchestras)
Trombone: Tim Blamey (opera, symphonic orchestras)
Horn: Julia Monsbourgh (professional horn player: trio and orchestral, touring educator)
Tuba: Susan Bradley (professional tuba and cimbasso player, conductor)
All are professional musicians and educators who have a connection to the Stonnington Symphony Orchestra. Julia Monsbourgh is the daughter of Peter and Frances Monsbourgh and led and organised this performance.
The organ installed in 1876 is a significant example of renowned organ-builder George Fincham’s work, and an asset of the Inglewood parish and wider Victorian community. The restoration project has attracted funding from Victoria’s Heritage Trust, the Loddon Shire and Collier Trust. The first stage of restoration will be conducted by the expert restorer Mr Ian Wakeley, and is due to start in August this year. Fundraising will help further preservation and maintenance required.