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Students in Concert with St Joseph’s Cathedral Pipe Organ, Dunedin

The Otago & Southland Organists Association extends their warm invitation to all music lovers, supporters of young talent and the ones who would like to discover a fascinating music medium which until now might have skipped their attention. The Concert is featuring Organ Students, and Dunedin City organist and tutor David Burchell is helping the Association with the arrangements.

On Friday, 4 September 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

At St Joseph’s Cathedral
Rattray Street & Smith Street, Dunedin Central

Programme is currently being arranged, with up to 6 students contributing to this Concert.
Admission: suggested donation of $10

Please come along and support our students.

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