In praise of church music

Organist Alessandro Pittorino with Reverend John Meagher of St Mary’s Anglican Church.
Organist Alessandro Pittorino with Reverend John Meagher of St Mary’s Anglican Church.

Through his performances at St Mary’s Anglican Church this month, Mr Pittorino hopes to ignite this same passion and love for live music in his audience.

‘Our concert series will hopefully establish St Mary’s not just as a venue for worship, but also as a recognised concert venue,’ he said.

The South Perth parish recently founded the Friends of St Cecilia group, named for the patron saint of music and devoted to improving the quality of musical performances at the church.

With money raised from the concert, the group will offer two musical scholarships; one worth $8000 a year for a university student studying organ and $2000 a year to another student for organ playing.