Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recital

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November 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Thursday Lunchtime Organ Recitals have returned. We are excited to bring back this beloved free event.

This Thurdsay we are offering something a little different. A 45 minute concert:

An American in Paris with Dr. Elyane Laussade (Piano)
A concert filled with an enticing blend of French and American selections reflecting Elyane’s bicultural upbringing. With the contrast of elegant French music and entertaining American works, culminating in the well-loved solo version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, this is a program NOT to be missed! Other works presented are by Chaminade, Debussy, Satie, Joplin, and Confrey.

“A pianist with a powerful, polished technique and many an original interpretive notion.” – Allan Kozinn
Laussade, Pianist, In Recital / The New York Times

A graduate of the Juilliard school in New York City, pianist Elyane Laussade has delighted audiences on five continents with her imaginative and strongly individual playing. The New York Times has said she is “a pianist with a powerful, polished technique and many an original interpretive notion….with an impeccable sense of style and dazzling power.”

About Dr Elyane Laussade:
Originally from the USA, she has now established herself as one of Australia’s finest performers. She has performed on numerous occasions with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and has been featured by ABC Classic FM and 3MBS in studio recordings and live broadcasts.
As a soloist, Elyane has performed in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Japan, South Africa, the USA, Taiwan and Europe.
Elyane’s most recent endeavour is the Mozart Project which will see her perform all 27 Mozart piano concertos with orchestras around Australia. She enjoys a rich chamber music involvement along with her solo career.
Her love for the musical experience as a close encounter has inspired her to run a special series of intimate recitals at the Laussade Studio in Melbourne. Elyane enjoys performing in her studio as a soloist and in collaboration with Australian and international musicians.

Attending an organ recital? There are a few things you need to know.

  • You must show your vaccination certificate, or exemption before entering the church building
  • On entering you must scan the QR code at the door or sign in your name and phone number with the St Michael’s verger
  • Facemasks must be worn covering mouth and nose inside the church​ (unless medically exempted)
  • Enter via the corner of Russell and Collins St, or via St Michael’s Walk.
  • Use hand sanitiser as you enter.
  • Observe 1.5m physical distancing from people not in your household.
  • Sit in a pew with a purple ribbon keeping 1.5m from others.
  • If you’re at all unwell, please stay home.

*Please note upcoming music may be subject to change.


November 11, 2021
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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St Michael’s Uniting Church
03 9654 5120


St Michael’s Uniting Church
120 Collins Street
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