Albert Hall hosts Mother's Day organ recital

MELODIC: Launceston organist Peter Schultz led a Mother's Day recital at Albert Hall on Sunday. Pictures: Neil Richardson
MELODIC: Launceston organist Peter Schultz led a Mother's Day recital at Albert Hall on Sunday. Pictures: Neil Richardson

In many ways, Albert Hall’s 1861 Brindley Organ has much in common with a good mother.

Both are persevering, reliable and good at organising. 

So it was no surprise that mothers aplenty turned out to the Albert Hall on Sunday to hear Launceston organist Peter Schultz bring the historic instrument to life at a Mother’s Day recital. 

Mr Schultz, who performed pieces from artists including Bach, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, said he’d played several Mother’s Day recitals in his time. 

“The last 10 years they’ve been happening (in Launceston) and the duties have been shared among organists around the city, although we had one from Hobart last year,” Mr Schultz said.

“You get families and people who are interested in hearing the organ played but it’s not what you might call a strictly organ music concert, there’s popular pieces and a bit of that but they’re mainly classical tunes.” 

The concert also helped raise funds for The Examiner’s Winter Relief Appeal.