There are a range of Friends events held throughout the year, including concerts at the Hill & Son Grand Organ, social gatherings, and recitals at various pipe organs throughout the Barossa Valley and beyond. Our events are posted on this page, as well as on our Facebook page – remember to Like Us on Facebook to get regular updates and news in your news feed.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next event!

“The French Effect”

When: Thursday, 16 September, 2021
Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Time: 1:00pm.
Tickets: Free Community Concert, bookings essential via Eventbrite (see below for direct link)

Organ – Joshua van Konkelenberg (pictured)

This special free concert aims to specifically include new audiences, such as school children, to the pipe organ and is sponsored by the Peter Lehmann Arts and Education Trust (PLAET). Renowned Adelaide organist and 2021 Barossa ‘Artist in Residence’, Joshua van Konkelenberg, never fails to excite audiences with his high-spirited playing style.

Come and hear some exciting masterpieces written by great masters of the organ and hear how the French style of élan, grace, and ornamentation influenced music right across Europe. The program culminates in JS Bach’s magisterial “St Anne Prelude and Fugue in E flat major”!

Bookings are essential due to restricted numbers at public events, so book now via the link below. 

“Barossa, Baroque and Beyond”

When: Sunday, 3 October, 2021
Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road, Tanunda Time: 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $50, Concession $30, Children under 18 Free.

Seraphim Trio – Helen Ayres (Violin) | Timothy Nankervis (Cello) | Anna Goldsworthy (Piano)
Calvin Bowman (Organ)

Formed in Adelaide in 1995, Seraphim Trio has enjoyed an unusually longstanding line-up, with its current membership commencing in 1998. Seraphim is acclaimed for its encyclopaedic projects such as its marathon performances of the complete Beethoven Trios. In 2019, Seraphim’s recording with Paul Kelly’s, Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds, won the ARIA award for Best Classical Album.

Calvin Bowman is a renowned organist and prolific composer specialising in art-song. His song ‘Now Touch the Air Softly’, recorded by Emma Matthews with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon/ABC Classics, has become one of the most popular Australian artsongs. Dr. Bowman is an exclusive Decca/UMA artist.

 The inimitable Jane Doyle will, as she has for every “BBB” festival in the past, grace us with her edifying emceeing.

Book online at www.barossa.com/listing/barossa-baroque-and-beyond-seraphim-trio-and-calvin-bowman or call the Barossa Visitor Centre on 1300 852 982 to secure your tickets.

“Bach, Me and U2”

When: Saturday, 30 October, 2021 – To be confirmed
Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Time: 7:00pm.
Tickets: To be confirmed – watch this website for details!

Organ – Joshua van Konkelenberg

The purpose of the 19th century Town Hall pipe organ was to entertain audiences with popular music that audiences wanted to hear. But pop styles have changed much since then, so what is the place of the organ, and classical music in a world of pop music?

Josh will play and talk about his own transcriptions of pop classics by Nirvana, Radiohead, and others in with some of the best organ music in the history of the world.

An exciting concert for anyone wanting to discover the pipe organ for the first time, or hear it in a new way, with tunes that everyone will know!

“The Organ-ic Flavours of Christmas”

When: Saturday, 4 December, 2021
Where: Barossa Regional Gallery, 3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
Time: 2:30pm
Tickets: Adults $20, Children Free – book at www.barossaorgan.com (tickets available closer to the date)

Organ – Andrew Georg
Trumpet – Martin Phillipson
Soprano – Kat Cameron

Share the “Organ-ic” flavours of the Christmas season with this Organ Plus concert, featuring well known Adelaide / Barossa organist, Andrew Georg, plus the scintillating sounds of trumpet, played by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Martin Phillipson. Martin is a highly regarded artist on both modern and baroque trumpet. He studied in Sydney and Detmold, Germany, and held posts as Principal Trumpet with the Malaysian Philharmonic and Singapore Symphony Orchestra before joining the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2001.

Martin and Andrew (pictured) performed together in Christ Church North Adelaide’s 2015 concert season, and are looking forward to joining forces again for our St Nicolas Day concert. They present music from the Baroque to the present for the wonderful pairing of trumpet and grand organ, with plenty to lift your spirits.

The trio is complete with selected vocal works by our own Kat Cameron.

This regular fixture on the Friends concert calendar and will no doubt be popular this year, after having to cancel the 2020 concert due to restrictions. Watch the website (above) for more information!