The pipe organ is an extraordinary instrument – not only the largest in the world but capable of making sounds that reverberate deep within us creating a spine-tingling effect.
Organist Benjamin Sheen is sensing a growing excitement about organ concerts in the US, where he is currently based. He believes there’s an open-mindedness there that is bringing more classical music lovers into sacred spaces to experience new sounds.
This gives cathedrals the chance to become stunning concert halls, where, he says, “beautiful music can be heard, sacred and secular … music that appeals to the widest audience”.
On 9 August, Ben Sheen visits Perth for the first time to play a varied program, from Bach to Gershwin, on the Cathedral’s magnificent West Organ. Not to be missed!
For details and booking link, go to the event page: Sir Francis Burt Memorial Concert