Miss Nicola Chau, BMusStudies, MClinAud, MAudSA.

Nicola Chau holds the degree of Bachelor of Music Studies from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, for which she majored in organ, studying with Phillip Swanton. She has sung with the world-renowned Tallis Scholars under director Peter Philips at several summer schools.

Nicola has many years of experience in parish music, previously coordinating the music at St Basil’s Church in Artarmon. She was Organ Scholar at St John’s Church Gordon in 2008-2009, and from 2009 has been Assistant Director of Music.

Nicola is also an audiologist and maintains this professional work as well as her church music duties.

Former Musicians of the Church:


  • 1887-?           W. Pymble, F.Shaw (Choirmaster)
  • ?-1908           Mrs King
  • 1909-?           G.H. Turner
  • 1923-1928    G.E.M. Coomber
  • 1928               Edward Massey
  • 1929-1933    Hannagan
  • 1933-1934    R. Griffiths
  • 1934-1936    Sydney Cooper ARCO
  • 1937-1938    Martin Giles LLB
  • 1939-1946    Charles Maddocks AMusA
  • 1947-1950    Allan Jenkins
  • 1950-1951    Oliver Craddock MA
  • 1951-1955    L. Gent BA
  • 1956-1965    L. Trimble BA
  • 1965-2001    Graham Anderson, Enid Anderson AMusA

Organist & Director of Music

  • 2002-2008    Jane Stewart MMus
  • 2008-2021    Dr Brett McKern PhD DCA BMus BTh BEd FTCL FGCM LMusA ARCO AMusA ACertCM CertRS HonGCM

Assistant Director of Music

  • 2009-     Nicola Chau BMusStudies MClinAud MAudSA

Assistant Organists (1972-1997)

  • David Alexander
  • Jeff Barlow
  • Clifford Cowdroy OAM FACE
  • Dr James Forsyth PhD HonFGCM
  • Chris Sillince
  • Richard Simpson

Organ Scholar

  • 2008-2009   Nicola Chau

Hon. Deputy Organists

  • 2010-       Cliff Cowdroy, OAM FACE
  • 2010-2018       Theo Yardley