8 May 2018 – 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 studied pipe organ with internationally renowned John O’Donnell at the University of Melbourne, receiving the highest marks in performance in his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and winning a number of prizes. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, one of only a handful of Australians to have been awarded this pre-eminent diploma over the last few decades, and also holds an Associate Diploma in Organ Performance from the Royal College of Music, London. As organist or pianist he has appeared with King’s College Choir Cambridge, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, The Consort of Melbourne, The Sydney Chamber Choir, Trinity College Choir at The University of Melbourne, The Australian Boys Choir, and The Australian Choral Symposium, amongst a host of other local ensembles. He has performed as an organ soloist throughout Australia and England, and had solo recitals broadcast on ABC FM and 3MBS FM.

As organist and pianist he has collaborated with cellist Linda Lin (London), tenor Xie Kun (China) soprano Giselle Baulch (Italy) soprano Dana Zeimer (Germany) soprano Bria Lauren (England) and leading Australian musicians, mezzo Sally Anne-Russell, counter-tenor Max Riebl, tenor Paul Mc Mahon, soprano Suzanne Shakespeare, flautist Kim Falconer, violist Stephanie Farrands, as well as performers outside of the art music sphere, including the comedy duo The Scared Little Weird Guys, jazz chanteuse Raleigh Williams, and legendary Germany electronic music group, Tangerine Dream. In both keyboard capacities his work can be heard on ABC FM Classics and Move Records labels.

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. He is the current Music Director of the legendary southern New South Wales 60-voice Murray Conservatorium Choir.

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, and 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 in Australia.


François Couperin (1668-1733)

Messe pour Les Paroisses

  • Offertoire sur les Grands jeux
  • Duo sur les Tierces
  • Tierce en Taille
  • Plein Jeu
  • Dialogue en trio du Cornet et de la Tierce
  • Plein chant de l’Agnus Dei

Messe pour Les Convents

  • Fugue sur la Trompette
  • Dialogue
  • Duo sur les Tierces
  • Basse de Trompette
  • Chromhorne sur la Taille
  • Dialogue sue la Voix humaine
  • Trio
  • Dialogue sur les grands jeux
  • Elevation
  • Offertoire sur les grands jeux