Farewell Organ Concert - Hans Hielscher

Columba Way, Havelock North

Hans U. Hielscher has been organist at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden (Lutheran Cathedral of Nassau), Germany, since 1979. His studies were at the Detmold State Academy of Music and in Paris/Rouen, France. He also studied carillon at The Nederlandse Beiaardschool in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Hans has presented nearly 4,000 organ recitals around the globe, his concert tours have taken him to all European countries, the United States (73 U.S. tours), Bahamas, Israel, Iceland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

He has been featured on radio and TV broadcasts, 22 CD recordings on various international labels and is the author of the books "Alexandre Guilmant - Life and Work", "Famous Organs in the U.S.A.", "The Organ of Wiesbaden Marktkirche". He is a published composer of some 60 works for organ. Hans has been honoured by the French government in Paris for his worldwide engagement in French organ music and nominated "Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" in 1985. In 2019, the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art in the Capital City of Wiesbaden awarded him the "Certificate of Honor for Art and Culture.

Hans has chosen a delightfully varied and entertaining programme, and includes two arrangements for organ by the organist himself - Albert W. Ketèlbey, In a Chinese Temple Garden, and Franz von Suppé Overture “Poet and Peasant”.

Tickets are available for purchase at the parish office during regular office hours, at Wardini Bookshop and Columba Secondhand bookshop (both only cash), and also online (www. schn.org.nz). Secure your tickets for just $30 and ensure your spot for this upcoming event. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of this special occasion on Saturday 24 February at 2.00pm. Door sales if not sold out [eft-pos available.



St Columba's Presbyterian Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Columba Way, Havelock North