12 March 2019 – Hugh Fullarton, Organ

Tuesday Lunchtime Recital: 1.10pm – 1.50pm

Hugh Fullarton, FRCO ARCM B.Mus(Melb) Dip.Ed(Melb) LMusA

Australian organist, pianist, conductor, composer, and improviser, Hugh Fullarton has established a significant reputation for his dynamic performances, compositions, and fluency across diverse musical genres.

He has performed as organist throughout England and Australia, and has had solo recitals broadcast on ABC FM. Locally, he has appeared with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Consort of Melbourne, The Sydney Chamber Choir, Trinity College Choir at The University of Melbourne, Ormond College Choir, The Victorian Arts Centre Trust, Opera in the Alps, and The Australian Choral Symposium, amongst a host of other local ensembles as keyboard artist. He has regularly appeared as organist in music festivals, including the Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Festival, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Peninsula Summer Music Festival, The St Kilda Festival, Southern Grampians Promenade of Sacred Music, and The Wangaratta International Festival of Jazz. As both organist and pianist his work can be heard on ABC FM Classics and Move Records labels. Outside of the art music sphere, he has appeared with the comedy duo The Scared Little Weird Guys, performed a series of improvised recitals in White Night, appeared in The Great Pretender with Max Riebl, and recorded with the legendary Germany electronic music group, Tangerine Dream.

In his current role of Organist and Master of the Choristers at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Wangaratta, his high-level directing, soloist and accompanying skills, his numerous arrangements, compositions and imaginative repertoire programming, in addition to the establishment of a concert series engaging and collaborating with a wide range of Australian musicians and ensembles, has elevated this regional cathedral music program to the finest of its type nationally.

As conductor he has performed extensively over the last two decades. His work has encompassed a full range of instrumental and choral groups, from school, community and church through to professional level ensembles. His most prominent work has been as director of the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble The Tudor Choristers, during which time in addition to exploring seminal masterpieces of the Tudor repertoire he expanded the choir’s repertoire to include lesser known works by Langlais, Poulenc, Sculthorpe, Ives, Vaughan Williams and the Stuart Period master, Robert Ramsey, in addition to many of his own compositions.

Hugh Fullarton is an internationally accredited musician. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, and also holds an Associate Diploma in Organ Performance from the Royal College of Music, London.


Grand Dialogue en ut majeur – Louis Marchand (1669-1732)

Premier Livre d’Orgue – Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751)
1. Plein Jeu
2. Fugue
3. Trio
4. Tierce en Taille
5. Basse de Trompette
6. Récit
7. Duo
8. Grande Jeu

Suite ‘Laudate Dominum’ – Peter Hurford (1930 – 3rd March 2019)
French Carol
Exurgat Deus