Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church
                                                                          Cnr. Johnston & Collins Streets, Annandale

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Ralph Lane OAM
Organist

Ralph Lane retired from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as Senior Music Producer (N.S.W.) in March 2010 after a thirty-two year career in which he produced studio and concert recordings of orchestral, instrumental and vocal music for broadcast on the ABC's Classic FM network. Associated with this were his many productions for commercial release (some 200 Compact Discs) on a variety of Australian and international labels, but particularly for the Corporation's in-house label, ABC Classics. Often nominated for recording industry awards these productions, over the years, garnered the prestigious French Diapason d'Or, Spain's Ritmo Prize and, in Australia, one of the inaugural Soundscapes Awards and ‘Best Classical Recording’ in the ‘Fine Arts’ Category of the ARIA awards.

Still a practicing musician, Ralph Lane studied organ performance with Christa Rumsey (a pupil of Anton Heiller), both privately, and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he also obtained the Associate Diploma in Church Music. A past President of the Organ Society of Sydney, he has held positions as organist/choirmaster in a variety of Sydney churches since 1965 and, in 1981, was appointed to his present position as organist of the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church in the Sydney suburb of Annandale.

Ralph Lane established, and has been the guiding force in ensuring the continuation of an annual "Spring Festival of Music" concert series founded in 1994. In recognition of his services to the Arts (through his profession) and to the Community (through his promotion of the organ and its music), he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2006 Australia Day Honours List.


Organist: Ralph W Lane OAM
Tel. (02) 4872 1193  
Email: info@hunterbaillie.org.au

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