Calendar

Mar
26
Sat
2022
Douglas College Chorus and Chorale in Concert @ Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Douglas College’s Chorus and Chorale choirs present Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, along with Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine, excerpts from Bach’s Cantata BWV 140 (Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme), Mendelssohn’s Te Deum, and others. Conducted by Eric Hannan, and joined by Angelique Po on organ.
This concert is a Douglas College event and follows the BC Safe Schools Covid 19 PHO, not the Gatherings and Events Covid 19 PHO.

 

Apr
23
Sat
2022
RCCO Organ Crawl, celebrating International Organ Day @ Starts at Holy Family Catholic Church
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Celebrate International Organ Day with RCCO Vancouver!
Join other organists and organ enthusiasts in visiting two churches in Vancouver. Here’s the itinerary:

  • 10:30 am-12:30 pm: Holy Family Parish, 4851 Beatrice St.
  • 12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch break (lunch is not provided)
  • 1:30-3:30 pm: St. Andrew’s-Wesley, 1022 Nelson St.

An Orgelkit and Viscount Cantorum Duo will also be shown at St. Andrew’s-Wesley. Participation is free. Join for all or part of the day, and invite your friends! There will be opportunities to try each organ, and organ technician Marianne Huestis will give tours of the organ lofts.

Apr
29
Fri
2022
Virtual organ link-up with Australia, 1st session @ St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday, April 29, 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday, April 30, 11am – 1pm, come and witness a virtual midi link being created between a Vancouver organ and Perth, Australia! 

In the spirit of the success and theme of last Saturday’s international Organ Day, Vancouver Centre’s vice president Michael Dirk will host a virtual organ link up to Perth, Australia, this Friday and Saturday, culminating with performing on the 109-stop organ of St Patrick Basilica at a future date. https://fremantlestpatricks.org.au/basilica-organs-specifications/

Doors will be open to the public at St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church this Friday April 29th 6-8pm, and Saturday April 30th 10am-noon (see detailed schedule below), while we link up and experiment with Australian correspondent Matt Bray’s digital studio. (The link up with St Patrick’s will be at a later date once we confirm the midi link success). SSOS technician Steve Miller of Calgary will be coordinating the Midi capability of the SJS Hallman.

This initiative is funded by a Canada Arts Council grant, and spearheaded by BC interior organist/composer Gilles Parenteau.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw7oPL0ZwBSi-uU2OMeH1nw

April 29th – 6 pm 

-Michael, Steve and Gilles play music samples for Matt to play back
-improvisation over a pulse : loops of quarter notes and an eight notes triplets of single note (G4) will be sent from Perth and assigned to the Positive manual
-we will adjust the tempo so that a triplet eight note will be the latency value
-this will be recorded in Vancouver and Perth on Ableton for archives
In a dream world… play SJS and Perth organ simultaneously…if not this time hopefully in the near future!
April 30th – 11 am
-pairing pipe organ and other music software
- stacking pipes with orchestral samples and control their articulation through the organ expression pedals
-mapping and creating sustain pedal (from an organ foot pedal) to play piano and other sound banks (while playing from the organ)

-controlling expression pedal or pistons from a wireless midi finger ring!

Apr
30
Sat
2022
Virtual organ link-up with Australia, 2nd session @ St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, April 29, 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday, April 30, 11am – 1pm, come and witness a virtual midi link being created between a Vancouver organ and Perth, Australia! 

In the spirit of the success and theme of last Saturday’s international Organ Day, Vancouver Centre’s vice president Michael Dirk will host a virtual organ link up to Perth, Australia, this Friday and Saturday, culminating with performing on the 109-stop organ of St Patrick Basilica at a future date. https://fremantlestpatricks.org.au/basilica-organs-specifications/

Doors will be open to the public at St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church this Friday April 29th 6-8pm, and Saturday April 30th 10am-noon (see detailed schedule below), while we link up and experiment with Australian correspondent Matt Bray’s digital studio. (The link up with St Patrick’s will be at a later date once we confirm the midi link success). SSOS technician Steve Miller of Calgary will be coordinating the Midi capability of the SJS Hallman.

This initiative is funded by a Canada Arts Council grant, and spearheaded by BC interior organist/composer Gilles Parenteau.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw7oPL0ZwBSi-uU2OMeH1nw

April 29th – 6 pm 

-Michael, Steve and Gilles play music samples for Matt to play back
-improvisation over a pulse : loops of quarter notes and an eight notes triplets of single note (G4) will be sent from Perth and assigned to the Positive manual
-we will adjust the tempo so that a triplet eight note will be the latency value
-this will be recorded in Vancouver and Perth on Ableton for archives
In a dream world… play SJS and Perth organ simultaneously…if not this time hopefully in the near future!
April 30th – 11 am
-pairing pipe organ and other music software
- stacking pipes with orchestral samples and control their articulation through the organ expression pedals
-mapping and creating sustain pedal (from an organ foot pedal) to play piano and other sound banks (while playing from the organ)

-controlling expression pedal or pistons from a wireless midi finger ring!

May
7
Sat
2022
Masterclass with Alexander Weimann @ West Vancouver United Church
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

RCCO Vancouver Centre has arranged a masterclass with Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s Alexander Weimann, who is an accomplished organist and harpsichordist living and working in Vancouver. He has a highly regarded career as both a soloist and conductor across North America. Here in Vancouver, he is well-known as being the conductor and artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. You can read more about him on his website:https://alexanderweimann.com/.
Auditors $10 (free for members of RCCO Vancouver Centre)
May
28
Sat
2022
RCCO Members’ Recital @ St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RCCO Vancouver Centre pleased to present our first in-person recital since 2019!

Vancouver organists Rachel Alflatt, Frank Ezinga, Isaac Howie, Cindy Ma, Susan Ohannesian, and Angelique Po will be performing an assortment of works on St. Mary’s beautiful 3-manual Casavant organ (Opus 2296), including the concert première of Denis Bédard’s Deux Pièces.

Programme:

Contrapunctus 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Xiaosheng Zhao

Deux Pièces (Petite Valse and Postlude en si mineur) by Denis Bédard

Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by Nicolaus Bruhns

Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Opus 65 by Felix Mendelssohn

Variations on Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen? by Johann Pachelbel

Suite for Organ, Opus 5 by Carol Williams

Admission is by donation, and there will be an informal reception following the recital.

 

2022 members recital poster copy

Jun
4
Sat
2022
VSO Day of Music, featuring the RCCO Orgelkit and the Orpheum Wurlitzer @ Orpheum, VSO School of Music
Jun 4 all-day
1:45-2:45pm, VSO School of Music classroom 411:
OrgelKidsCAN organ build workshop, presented by RCCO Vancouver Centre
4:15-4:45pm, Orpheum Theatre:
Charlie Chaplin’s silent film ‘The Cure’ (1917), accompanied on the mighty Wurlitzer by RCCO Vancouver Centre vice-president and education officer, organist Michael Dirk
395px-Cure_1917_PosterComing Up at the VSO — Mahler's 5th and Day of Music
Jun
18
Sat
2022
RCCO Vancouver Centre Archives Display and Music Sale @ St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Jun 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
RCCO Vancouver Centre Annual General Meeting @ St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Also via Zoom.  RCCO members will receive more details by email at a later date.