The next Tower open days are tentatively scheduled for Sunday afternoons, 22 September and 24 November, restoration works permitting.
In the meantime, if you would like a personal guided tour, and have between 5 and 12 persons in your group, contact us via the Contact page.
On Sunday afternoon, 21 July 2019, organ virtuoso Dominic Perissinotto and mezzo-soprano Eva-Marie Middleton will present a concert at Auburn. As that day is the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing, the concert is entitled Song to the Moon, and will feature the aria of that name, from Dvorak's Rusalka. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect. Booking now open at www.trybooking.com/BBRXI . Tickets also available at the door. Ticket price includes afternoon tea.
Thursday evening, 1 August 2019. Football great, and Hawthorn resident, David Parkin OAM will talk about life, football and everything. Bookings now open at www.trybooking.com/BDDJD . Download the flyer.
Keep the date free! Monday 7 October at 8pm, following the Friends' AGM, heritage architect Elizabeth Vines OAM will speak on her work in heritage conservation in Australia and Asia. Free, no booking required. Liz joins an illustrious list of guest speakers.
From time to time we'll list other events which might be of interest to the Friends and their friends.
The next Gala NextGen Organ concert will be on Sunday 25 August 2019 at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. Grand Organ discovery from 3pm, then a recital by the next generation of organists from 3.30pm. This is a rare opportunity to play the historic Lewis organ at St Paul's. More information.
Keep the date free! On Sunday evening, 8 December 2019, there will be a service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Auburn Uniting Church. The occasional choir will be conducted by Anne Williams PSM, formerly director of the noted Eltham East Primary School Choir. The organist will be Margaret Pettitt.
The auditorium at Auburn Uniting Church is available for recitals, concerts, lectures and presentations. Full details are on the Congregation's website. The auditorium, seating 400, is in the amphitheatre style, with a sloping floor and excellent acoustics and sightlines. The choir and dais accommodate a choir of up to 60, and a small orchestra. Keyboard instruments provided are the original Fincham organ, of three manuals and pedals, and a Kawai KG-1 grand piano. Both are regularly maintained and tuned to concert pitch (A = 440). Another piano, a Rönisch upright grand, is located in the rehearsal/warmup room.