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Sun 1 Jun 2008, 2:00pm

Where: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Cnr Parnell Rd & St Stephen's Ave, Parnell, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • Concessions (Seniors, Students): $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Bojan Jankuloski

A “Toccata” is a display of the organist’s skill and the organ’s power to thrill.

This programme from the European organ tradition includes music by Buxtehude, Bach, Reger, Schumman and Dubois; and celebrates both Hugo Distler and Messaien in their centennial year.

Hayko Siemens performs no fewer than four Toccatas on the striking pipe organ in Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Prepare to be well and truly thrilled!

Children under 18 years old are free if accompanying a paying adult.

"Majesty and Grace" Sunday Concert. This public concert is part of the ORGANZ Annual Congress 2008, hosted by the Auckland Organists' Association.


Dietrich Buxtehude
(1637 – 1707)
Toccata in d-minor

BuxWV 155

Hugo Distler
(1908 – 1942)
Sonatine (from Thirty Pieces, 1938)
Intonation – Concertino – Chaconne – Kanon
op. 18/I

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 – 1750)
Toccata in F-major
BWV 540

Robert Schumann
(1810 – 1856) Four sketches

No. 1: c minor, Nicht schnell und sehr markiert
No. 2: C major, Nicht schnell und sehr markiert
No. 3: f minor, Lebhaft
No. 4: D flat major, Allegretto
op. 58

Max Reger
(1873 – 1916)

Toccata in a minor
op. 80,11

Scherzo in d minor
op 65, 10

Théodore Dubois
(1837 – 1924)
Toccata in G major
Olivier Messiaen
(1908 – 1992)
"Prière après la communion"

From "Livre du Saint Sacrement" (1984)

César Franck
(1822 – 1890)
Final op. 21

For further information please contact Auckland Organists' Association -

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or David Brookes (09) 833 9796.

Presented by the Auckland Organists' Association in conjunction with Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity.

About Hayko Siemens

As Organist, Choral and Orchestral Director, German-based musician Hayko Siemens enjoys a coveted reputation throughout Europe.

He has regularly undertaken organ concerts throughout the world. He was the first ever German organist to be invited as “principal artist” to the Melbourne International Festival for Organ and Harpsichord, and has visited New Zealand on two previous occasions. He has made numerous organ recordings including the complete works of César Franck. In 1998 he moved to Munich to assume the prestigious position of Music Director and conductor of the Müncher MottettenChor as well as Musical Director of St Matthäus, the principal Lutheran church in the city.

Hayko Siemens is featured guest artist at the ORGANZ Annual Congress 2008.

Organ: Harrison and Harrison 1968, 64 speaking stops, over 4000 pipes. 3 manuals and pedal. More information is available on the Holy Trinity website (

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