David Drury
Image courtesy of Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Organ

When he sang with his primary school choir at Sydney Town Hall the organ awoke something in David Drury. He has now played organs around the world – and the differences are mind-blowing.

My father was a Methodist minister so I was aware of organs in churches but there was nothing particularly inspiring about any of those. I think the first time I really noticed the organ was going to the Sydney Town Hall when I was in my primary school choir. We were good enough to be chosen to go into the Combined Schools Choral Festival at the Town Hall. Some...