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Jul
11
Sat
2020
The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, UK, cancelled due to COVID-19 @ St. James' Anglican Church
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, directed by Richard Pinel, has gained an international reputation for its music-making, based on performances around the globe, broadcasts, highly praised recordings and regular services in the College’s beautiful and ancient chapel.

It was nearly eight years ago that The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, toured the West Coast. That trip coincided with the commercial release of the Choirs’ disc of Anglo-American festive music, Journey into Light (Signum 2012). The Choir gave highly popular and sold-out concerts in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, with standing ovations at every performance.

Since then, the Choir has toured Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Malta, India, and South Africa. This year the Choir returns to the West Coast, starting their Canadian tour in British Columbia.

“Exceptional voices” — The Oregonian ( Portland, Oregon )
“Impeccable intonation and perfect balance” — The Navhind Times ( Goa, India

https://www.sjmusic.ca/events/the-choir-of-jesus-college-cambridge-uk/2020-07-11

 

Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge, UK

The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, directed by Richard Pinel, has gained an international reputation for its music-making, based on performances around the globe, broadcasts, highly praised recordings and regular services in the College’s beautiful and ancient chapel.  Jesus College, founded out of the ancient nunnery of St Radegund in 1496, has a long and rich tradition of church music. It is unique in maintaining two choirs : the Chapel Choir, made up of boy choristers and adult male singers, and the College Choir – formed in 1982 – which has female voices for its top line. The adult male singers form the ‘back row’ for both choirs.  Each choir has developed a distinctive reputation and repertoire, whilst combining for key events and large-scale projects.  In addition to the weekly schedule of choral services, members of the Choirs enjoy concerts, recordings, broadcasts and foreign tours.

Artist Bio

Richard Pinel took up the post of Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge in 2017. Prior to this he spent nearly eight years as Assistant Director of Music of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, during which time he gained international recognition as an organist. He also held similar posts at Magdalen College, Oxford and Perth Cathedral, Australia and the organ scholarship of St Albans Cathedral and Magdalen College, Oxford.  Beginning his musical life as a chorister at All Saints’ Church, Northampton, Richard was awarded the prestigious organ scholarship to Magdalen College, Oxford in 2002. Whilst reading music there, Richard worked under the direction of the composer former King’s Singer, Bill Ives. During this time, the Grammy-nominated college choir undertook several recording projects on the Harmonia Mundi USA label, on which Richard’s playing was hailed as ‘a force of nature’.  He has enjoyed competition success on an international level, culminating in winning the First Prize, Ad Wammes Prize, and Haji Hakim Prize at the Breda International Organ Competition in The Netherlands.   Recital engagements have taken him across the UK, to Europe and the United States of America and he has broadcast, as both organist and pianist, on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, Classic FM and Radio France Culture.

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Spooky and Scary Organ Music in the Comfort of Your Home! @ YouTube: RCCO Vancouver
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Poster, RCCO FB

Watch our 15th Halloween Concert on YouTube (RCCO Vancouver), premiering on Wednesday, October 28, 6pm PDT and available online from then onwards.  Direct link: https://youtu.be/giF6zBtTB_s


Performers and programme details:
Rachel Alflatt: J.S. Bach – Toccata in D Minor (BWV 565)
Denis Bédard: Gabriel Pierné – Prelude in G Minor, Op.29 no.1
Susan Ohannesian: Robert Schumann – The Bogeyman, Robert Eilenberg – Goblins’ Revelry
Jannie Lo Burdeti: Denis Bedard – Round of the Ghouls, Koji Kondo – Castle Theme from Super Mario World
Tamar Genossar: Anton Bruckner – Vorspiel und Fuge (WA 3131)

Angelique Po: Charles Tournemire – Toccata from Suite de Morceaux, Op.19 no.3
Michael Molnar: Michael Molnar – Dragon’s Lair

May
17
Mon
2021
Zoom Workshop on Creative Programming with Dr. Marnie Giesbrecht
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join RCCO Vancouver Centre and Victoria Centre in a special Zoom workshop with Dr. Marnie Giesbrecht (Professor Emerita and University Organist at the University of Alberta; Duo Majoya).

Marnie

This workshop has been made possible thanks to the RCCO’s Travelling Clinician programme.

The topic of the workshop is “Creative Programming: bringing the pipe organ to new audiences; bringing new audiences to the pipe organ.” Dr. Giesbrecht will talk about her years of experience playing and commissioning works for organ and piano, organ and other instruments, organ duets, and planning exciting concert programs.
To RSVP and receive a link, send an email to angelique_po@hotmail.com.

Jun
19
Sat
2021
RCCO Vancouver Centre Online Members’ Recital
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

RCCO Vancouver Centre Annual Members’ Recital

Premieres June 19, 2021, 4pm, on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYaYQZ9Tham1DgoG7IM6xwg

 

Prelude and Fugue in D minor BWV 539.         J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750)

Jannie Burdeti

Adagio – Vivace from Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV 528          J. S. Bach

Cindy Leung

 Andante from Trio Sonata No. 4 in E minor, BWV 528          J. S. Bach

Tamar Genossar

Vivace from Trio Sonata No. 6 in G major, BWV 530          J. S. Bach

Cindy Ma

Basse de Trompette and Tierce en Taille        Jean-Adam Guilain (c. 1680 – after 1739)

from Suite on the 2nd Tone (on the “Magnificat”)

Michael Molnar

Prelude in F (Allegretto), Op. 101, No.1          Charles V. Stanford (1852 – 1924)

Prelude in G (founded on an old Irish church melody) Op. 101, No. 5  Ch. V. Stanford

Susan Ohannesian

Berceuse, from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31          Louis Vierne (1870 – 1937)

Robert Ramsey

Toccata, from Symphony for Organ No. 5, Op. 42.         Charles Marie Widor (1844 – 1937)

Angelique Po

Oct
29
Fri
2021
RCCO Vancouver Centre’s 16th Annual Halloween Concert @ YouTube: RCCO Vancouver
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Coming up soon! 

Our 16th annual Halloween Concert on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8avjdfmp7V8

It will premiere on Friday, October 29, 7pm PDT and will be available online from then onwards.

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  • Jannie Burdeti: Mendelssohn – Prelude in C minor, Op. 37 no. 1
  • Rachel Alflatt and Denis Bédard: Denis Bédard – Cortège, from Trilogie
  • Susan Ohannesian: Felix Mendelssohn – Andante in B minor ; William Walton – Scherzetto in A minor
  • Kiki’s Cat: Hisaishi (arr. Charlie Tso) – Meguru Kisetsu (Changing Seasons), from Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Angelique Po: Paul Hindemith – Phantasie, from Organ Sonata No. 1
  • Michael Dirk: J.S. Bach – Toccata in D minor (BWV 565)

RCCO Vancouver Centre’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYaYQZ9Tham1DgoG7IM6xwg 

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)