3 July 2018 – Gareth Baard, Organ

Tuesday Lunchtime Recital: 1.10pm – 1.50pm

Performer: Gareth Baard (Organ)

Gareth Baard was born in South Africa in 1987 and completed his Undergraduate music studies at the University of Cape Town in 2011, majoring in clarinet and organ performance. He holds two organ licentiates, one through the University of South Africa (UNISA) and the other from Trinity College London.

He has taught clarinet, piano and music theory at primary and high schools, and organ on a part-time basis. His performing experience includes solo organ recitals and clarinet chamber works. His church music experience includes a number of years as organ scholar and assistant organist at St Michael & All Angels Anglican Church in Cape Town, accompanying choral and orchestral masses.

Gareth and his wife moved to Sydney at the end of 2014, where he held the post of Director of Music at St Luke’s Anglican Church Mosman until June 2018. Following this, Gareth has taken up the position of Assistant Organist at St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney. He is currently studying towards a Masters in Music Performance, majoring in Organ, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.


  • Choral Improvisation on “Victimae Paschali” – Charles Tournemire (1870-1939)
  • Schübler Chorales – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
    • Kommst du nun, vom Himmel herunter, BWV 650
  • Choral Varié sur le Thème du “Veni Creator” Op. 4 – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
  • Choral No. 3 in A Minor – César Franck (1822-1890)