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Oct
26
Fri
2018
RCCO Vancouver Centre Halloween Concert @ St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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In collaboration with the St. Andrew’s-Wesley Sacred Music Series

M Dirk Halloween

A Halloween themed event not to be missed! In a dark, neo-gothic church, the audience will see the silent movie “Habeus Corpus”, featuring Laurel and Hardy as hilariously incompetent grave robbers, with live, improvised organ accompaniment just like in the era of silent films. In addition, they will see and hear vampires, witches, zombies and other strange creatures performing music ranging from Bach’s famous D minor Toccata to themes from Star Wars and Phantom of the Opera, complemented by eerie readings and ghostly decorations. Halloween themed treats for everyone following the concert. Costumes encouraged!
Participating organists: Rachel Alflatt, Michael Dirk, Tamar Genossar, Huiyuan Ma, John Mitchell, Darryl Nixon, Edward Norman, Gail Ovington, Angelique Po, and Michael Park
Free admission, donations accepted.
Underground pay parking available off the alley on the opposite side of the church to Nelson.

Oct
28
Sun
2018
Choral Evensong celebrating the St. John’s Shaughnessy Hallman organ’s 50th anniversary @ St. John’s Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

St John’s Shaughnessy will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of dedication of their mighty Hallman pipe organ with a choral evensong (Ann Chen, Choirmaster), including works by Healey Willan (1880 – 1968), and festive organ voluntaries (Michael Dirk, organist). A revitalization campaign was launched last year which promises exciting renewal for one of Canada’s most significant instruments. The Royal Canadian College of Organists will offer historical displays and organ loft tours with pipe demonstrations during the light refreshments provided following the service.

Oct
29
Mon
2018
The French Symphonic Organ, concert 1: Darryl Nixon, organist @ St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert information from RCCO member Darryl Nixon:

St. Andrew’s – Wesley Church is closing… for between 18 and 30 months! This is for a major restoration and seismic upgrading. As I will be without an instrument for about 2 years I thought I would play some repertory dear to my heart starting with the four opus13 Symphonies of Charles Marie Widor. The church is heavily booked, especially evenings, so I have chosen the unusual but available times of some Monday nights starting with October 29 and November 12. Here is the announcement:

The French Symphonic Organ:
Organ Symphonies of  Charles Marie Widor opus 13

-October 29… 7pm Symphonies 1 and 2.

-November 12… 7pm Symphonies 3 and 4

St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, Vancouver
Burrard at Nelson

Entrance (and exit) by donation

Performance may be projected on front screen

Organ–60 stop Huestis/Casavant

Darryl Nixon-organist

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Organist Edward Norman and soprano Maria Koebsch in Concert @ St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Works by Handel, Buxtehude, Bach, Mozart, Gardonyi, Göttsche, Mushel.  More info to come.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Sundays at 3: Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica Organist Marc D’Anjou @ Pacific Spirit (formerly Ryerson) United Church
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Marc photo de concert

Marc D’Anjou will perform a unique programme in which the audience will take part in choosing the pieces Marc will perform! This concert is a 2 part concert in conjunction with Holy Rosary Cathedral where Marc will also be performing on Friday, November 9 at 8PM.

Programme:

1st choice:
Louis-Nicolas Clerambault : 4 extracts Suite du 1er ton
Louis-Nicolas Clerambault :4 extracts Suite du 2eme ton

2nd choice:
Diderik Buxtehude: Chorale prelude: “In dulci jubilo” BuxWV 52
Diderik Buxtehude: Chorale prelude: “Komm, Heiliger Geist” BuxWV 199

3rd choice:
Diderik Buxtehude: Prelude, Fugue and Ciacona in C BuxWV 137
Diderik Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue in G minor BuxWV 149

4th choice:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale prelude: “Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale prelude: “O Mensch, Bewein’ dein’ Sünde gross” BWV 622

5th choice:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C minor BWV 549
Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor BWV 533

6th choice:
Denis Bedard: Toccata sur “Victimae Paschali”
Denis Bedard: Toccata sur “Il est ne”

7th choice:
Charles Marie Widor: Andante cantabile (4th Symphony, Op. 13 No. 4)
Charles Marie Widor: Adagio (2nd Symphony, Op. 13 No. 2)

8th choice:
Louis Vierne: Final (1st Symphony, Op. 14)
Louis Vierne: Carillon de Westminster (Pieces de fantaisie, Op. 54)

 

Marc D’Anjou has been principal organist of the Quebec City Cathedral Basilica since 1993, except for two years (2010 – 2012) as music director at South Burnaby United Church, and music director at the Cathedral-Basilica since 2015. Having won the national organ finals in the junior category of the Baldwin Competition in Toronto in 1980, he graduated from the Rimouski Conservatory of Music with first class honours in 1986 and continued his studies in Paris. He has given many concerts in Canada and abroad, including more than a dozen organ inaugurations, and has participated in several improvisation matches in Quebec and in France. In 2009 he toured Ecuador, giving five concerts. He has recorded for the CBC’s French network, including the first ever radio recording of the works of Édouard Commette, works which he recorded on CD in 1997.

 

Nov
9
Fri
2018
The Liturgical Year: Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica Organist Marc D’Anjou in Concert @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Marc photo de concert

Organ masterpieces for the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Featuring works by Bach, Bedard, Buxtehude, Durufle, Germain, Guilmant, Widor, and Vierne. This is the second part of a two-part concert, in conjunction with Pacific Spirit United Church, where Marc D’Anjou will perform on Sunday, November 4 at 3 pm. Performance visible on a giant screen at the front of the Cathedral.

Programme:

Diderik Buxtehude: Prelude, Fugue and Ciacona in C BuxWV 137

 

Advent:

Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale prelude: “Nun Komm’ der Heiden Heiland” BWV 659
Roland Germain: Toccata sur ‘Venez divin Messie’

 

Christmas:

Denis Bédard: Deux Noels

 

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

 

Charles Marie Widor: Final (2nd Symphony, Op. 13 No. 2)

 

Lent:

Denis Bedard: Variations sur ” Herzlich tut mich verlangen”

 

Easter:

Denis Bedard: Choral sur “O filii et filiae”
Alexandre Guilmant: Offertoire sur “O filii”

 

Pentecost:

Diderik Buxtehude: Chorale prelude: “Komm, Heiliger Geist” BuxWV 199
Maurice Duruflé: Choral varie sur le theme du“Veni Creator” Op. 4

 

Louis Vierne: Final (1st Symphony, Op. 14)
 

Marc D’Anjou has been principal organist of the Quebec City Cathedral Basilica since 1993, except for two years (2010 – 2012) as music director at South Burnaby United Church, and music director at the Cathedral-Basilica since 2015. Having won the national organ finals in the junior category of the Baldwin Competition in Toronto in 1980, he graduated from the Rimouski Conservatory of Music with first class honours in 1986 and continued his studies in Paris. He has given many concerts in Canada and abroad, including more than a dozen organ inaugurations, and has participated in several improvisation matches in Quebec and in France. In 2009 he toured Ecuador, giving five concerts. He has recorded for the CBC’s French network, including the first ever radio recording of the works of Édouard Commette, works which he recorded on CD in 1997.

 

Nov
12
Mon
2018
The French Symphonic Organ, concert 2: Darryl Nixon, organist @ St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Concert information from RCCO member Darryl Nixon:

St. Andrew’s – Wesley Church is closing… for between 18 and 30 months! This is for a major restoration and seismic upgrading. As I will be without an instrument for about 2 years I thought I would play some repertory dear to my heart starting with the four opus13 Symphonies of Charles Marie Widor. The church is heavily booked, especially evenings, so I have chosen the unusual but available times of some Monday nights starting with October 29 and November 12. Here is the announcement:

The French Symphonic Organ:
Organ Symphonies of  Charles Marie Widor opus 13

-October 29… 7pm Symphonies 1 and 2.

-November 12… 7pm Symphonies 3 and 4

St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, Vancouver
Burrard at Nelson

Entrance (and exit) by donation

Performance may be projected on front screen

Organ–60 stop Huestis/Casavant

Darryl Nixon-organist

Nov
16
Fri
2018
Choir and Organ Concert @ Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Handel Society will  perform two works for organ and choir, the haunting Requiem by Maurice Durufle, and the rarely heard Mass in D Major by Antonin Dvorak.
The choir is directed by Johan Louwersheimer, and the organist is Vancouver Centre RCCO President, Michael Molnar.

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Choir and Organ Concert @ Willoughby Heights Canadian Reformed Church
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Handel Society will  perform two works for organ and choir, the haunting Requiem by Maurice Durufle, and the rarely heard Mass in D Major by Antonin Dvorak.
The choir is directed by Johan Louwersheimer, and the organist is Vancouver Centre RCCO President, Michael Molnar.

Nov
30
Fri
2018
Sacred Music for Advent at Holy Rosary Cathedral @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Performed by the Cathedral’s own musicians: organist Denis Bédard and the Cathedral Choir, assistant organist Catherine Walsh and the Holy Rosary Women’s Choir, the Contemporary Choir with director Chito Lacsina, and the Spanish Mass Choir with director Alejandro Frias.