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May
24
Fri
2019
From the Old World to the New: Holy Rosary Cathedral Organist Denis Bedard in Concert @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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This musical voyage starts in Europe with works by Italian and German composers, arrives on this continent with works by American composers, and ends in Vancouver with the second half of the concert devoted to works by Denis Bedard. Performance visible on a giant screen at the front of the Cathedral

PROGRAMME:

Chorale “Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr”                                                          Samuel SCHEIDT (1587-1654)

Aria detta la Frescobalda                                                                        Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643)

Prelude and Fugue in G minor                                                                            Nicolaus BRUHNS (1665-1697)

Ave Maria (Op. 104, no. 2)                                                                              Marco Enrico BOSSI (1861-1925)

Alleluia (Op. 70, no. 6)                                                                                     Marco Enrico BOSSI

Mosaik (extr.)                                                                                              Hans Uwe HIELSCHER (1945)(Preambulum – Ritornell – Cantilene – Toccatina)

Variations from Suite Breve (Op. 894)                                                             Carson COOMAN  (1982)

Toccata on “Deo Gratias”                                                                            Richard KEYS BIGGS (1886-1962)

Fantasia on two hymn tunes                                                                                   Denis BÉDARD (1950)

Variations sur “O Sanctissima” (from “Messe pour orgue”)                            Denis BÉDARD

Contrastes                                                                                                                  Denis BÉDARD

(Aria – Fanfare – Choral – Oraison – Humoresque – Tarentelle)

Voluntary in G major (from Trois Voluntaries)                                                   Denis BÉDARD

Variations on “Christus Vincit”                                                                              Denis BÉDARD

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Surrey Doors Open event showcasing Maranatha’s 106 year old pipe organ @ Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Demonstrations by various organists.

RCCO Members and Members’ Students Recital @ St. Mary's Kerrisdale Anglican Church
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Works by Bach, Bédard, Boëly, Buxtehude, Diemer, Eliot, Hindemith, Kim, Mendelssohn, Muffat, Nichol

Performers: Rachel Alflatt, Michael Blais, Tamar Genossar, Madelene Klassen, Cindy Leung, Cindy Huiyuan Ma, Michael Molnar, Gail Ovington, Angelique Po, John Pals, Haruyo Shikano.

Reception in the parish hall following the concert.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
RCCO Vancouver Centre AGM @ St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to all RCCO members.  Orgelkit presentation to follow the meeting.

Aug
12
Mon
2019
Carillon Music’s Church Music Summer Institute @ Carillon Music
Aug 12 – Aug 15 all-day

Instructor: Michael Dirk

Oct
25
Fri
2019
RCCO Vancouver Centre Halloween Concert @ St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Vancouver Centre’s 14th annual Halloween concert.  An event not to be missed!  Check back in September for more info.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Workshop with Montreal Symphony Orchestra Organist in Residence and RCCO Travelling Clinician Jean-Willy Kunz @ St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Expanding the Possibilities of Organ Repertoire: Transcription, improvisation, jazz and non-classical music.

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The French-born Canadian organist, Jean-Willy Kunz, studied with Louis Robilliard and Mireille Lagacé, as well as at McGill University, where he earned a doctorate with John Grew. He has been a prize-winner at a number of organ competitions, including the Canadian International Organ Competition, where in 2011 he won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize. He currently studies for MBA at HEC Montréal (2016-2018)

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) (since 2013). In addition to playing both with the orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique installed at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: organ and orchestra with the OSM; “André Gagnon Baroque” for harpsichord and symphony orchestra; traditional music of the Balkans for saxophones and organ; two masses by Théodore Dubois for chorus and organ; 20th-century French music for harpsichord, flute and clarinet; Québec song with Pierre Lapointe; Baroque music with Ensemble Caprice; Christmas music with Marie-Josée Lord; the original score for a number of short films. He has co-written a book on German organist Helmut Walcha (Do Bentzinger, 2004) as well as an article entitled “L’orgue et le regard de l’écoute” (Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2014).

In September 2015, Jean-Willy Kunz was appointed organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Nov
8
Fri
2019
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Organist in Residence Jean-Willy Kunz in Concert @ Holy Rosary Cathedral
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A co-production by Holy Rosary Cathedral and the RCCO Travelling Clinician Programme. Programme TBA, more info later this summer.  Will include Kunz’s own transcription of Saint-Saëns’ “Carnaval des animaux”.

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The French-born Canadian organist, Jean-Willy Kunz, studied with Louis Robilliard and Mireille Lagacé, as well as at McGill University, where he earned a doctorate with John Grew. He has been a prize-winner at a number of organ competitions, including the Canadian International Organ Competition, where in 2011 he won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize. He currently studies for MBA at HEC Montréal (2016-2018)

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM) (since 2013). In addition to playing both with the orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique installed at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: organ and orchestra with the OSM; “André Gagnon Baroque” for harpsichord and symphony orchestra; traditional music of the Balkans for saxophones and organ; two masses by Théodore Dubois for chorus and organ; 20th-century French music for harpsichord, flute and clarinet; Québec song with Pierre Lapointe; Baroque music with Ensemble Caprice; Christmas music with Marie-Josée Lord; the original score for a number of short films. He has co-written a book on German organist Helmut Walcha (Do Bentzinger, 2004) as well as an article entitled “L’orgue et le regard de l’écoute” (Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2014).

In September 2015, Jean-Willy Kunz was appointed organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.