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


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


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

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.

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.

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

Instructor: Michael Dirk

Tuesday Morning with Katherine Evans and Angelique Po @ Central Presbyterian Church
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Well-loved favourites from the trumpet and organ repertoire, including Alan Hovhaness’ “Prayer of St. Gregory”, and J.S. Bach’s “Air on the G String”.

Free parking under the church for this concert.
RCCO Vancouver Centre Halloween Organ Spooktacular @ St. John's Shaughnessy Anglican Church
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An October tradition, RCCO Vancouver Centre’s 14th annual Halloween Organ Concert features the spookiest and scariest music written for the King of Instruments. The audience is encouraged to come in costume! The organ console will be projected on a screen so that no fancy footwork will be missed, and there will be treats for kids after the concert.

Admission by donation.
Halloween Concert featuring screening of 1925 “Phantom of the Opera” @ St. Philip's Anglican Church
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vancouver Cantata Singers : Open Rehearsal @ St. James' Anglican Church
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

St James warmly welcomes the Vancouver Cantata Singers as they offer a free, open rehearsal as part of the 16th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival.  If you have ever wondered how to teach a choir to sing in perform in perfect harmony, this is a great opportunity to hear some beautiful singing and commentary from Artistic Director, Paula Kremer.  This is a free event, but secure your no-cost ticket to reserve a seat.

Organist Frank Ezinga in Concert @ St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Programme (all Dutch composers):
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
- Echo Toccata
- Psalm 23
Jan Zwart (1877-1937)
- Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott
Hendrik Andriessen (1892-1981)
- Thema met Variaties
Cor Kee (1900-1997)
- Fantasie
Feike Asma (1912-1984)
- Hollandsche Rhapsodie
Klaas Jan Mulder (1930-2008)
- Aria (Allein Gott in der Höh sei Her)
Toon Hagen (1959)
- Psalm 150
Jan Mulder (1963)
- Toccata


Frank Ezinga
Frank Ezinga

Frank Ezinga studied organ, piano and music theory under Jaap Zwart in The Netherlands. He followed additional classes with Anton Pauw. At age 13 Frank accompanied the worship services in the Gereformeerde Kerk (Reformed Church) in Baarn, The Netherlands, where his appointment as organist was made official in 1992. He also was the director of the church choir of Baarn-Soest. Frank was the director of the Stichts Zangkoor of Utrecht, from 1996 until his move to Canada in 1998. In The Netherlands Frank was involved with changes regarding a new hymn book and the liturgy and the roll-out in the churches.

Since his move to Canada, Frank is organist of the Canadian Reformed Church at Langley, BC. Frank continued his music studies in Canada with Mrs. Mary McTier (Langley) and Terry Fullerton of St. Johns Shaugnessy (Vancouver). He particiapted in Organ Master Classes by Piet van der Steen (Netherlands), Naji Hakim (France), Pierre Pincemaille (Paris), Marc D’Anjou (Québec), Rachel Laurin (Montréal), Jonathan Oldengarm (Montréal) and a Choral Master Class by John Tuttle (Toronto). A few times a year Frank performs in solo recitals, and he participates in RCCO events when possible, to promote the organ, organ music, and people that like to play the organ.

Frank was instrumental in the design and installation of the Casavant Freres pipe organ in the Canadian Reformed church at Langley in 2008. Since its installation Frank organizes musical events, of which the annual Christmas Concert by the VSO Brass Quintet with organist Terry Fullerton is one.

Recordings and Sheet music

In 2007 Frank recorded and produced a CD with the new Hymns that were introduced in the Canadian Reformed Churches. He played also an organ solo CD with hymns that is produced under the Crescendo Records Label (9056). In 2009, 500 years after the birth of the Reformer John Calvin, he released a CD with singing of Genevan Psalms. Frank was a technical music advisor to the Standing Committee of the Book of Praise (Canadian Reformed Churches) to assist the committee in the publication of a new song book for the churches (final edition was released in 2014). For the Hymns of the provisional version as well as the final version Frank has written an accompaniment book. In 2016 he followed up with a publication of 12 hymns written in two keys. In the Quincentennial Reformation Year 2017 frank organized four concerts featuring the 16th century Church Reformation in music. Frank has an YouTube channel and is active on Facebook.

Professional Affiliation

As a member of the Nederlandse Organisten Vereniging (NOV) and the Vereniging van Gereformeerde Kerkorganisten (VGK), Frank was involved in church music and liturgy and he participated in workshops and seminars. Frank is currently member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) and he is Vice President of the Vancouver Centre of the RCCO. In 2001 he successfully completed the Colleague examination of the RCCO.


Since 2004 Frank is the musical director of the Fraser Valley Choir “Laudate!”. The repertoire of this choir is primarily classical music. Singers increase their singing skills and gain more knowledge about music while enjoying learning and performing choral music. The choir participated in a choral workshop under the direction of John Tuttle. In 2007 the choir performed Stainer’s Crucifixion in Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church in Vancouver BC as well as in the Emmanuel FRC in Abbotsford BC, and in 2009 and 2016 this work was performed in the Canadian Reformed Church in Langley. The choir performed the oratorio Creation (Johan Bredewout) in 2014 and 2015. In the spring of 2014 Frank worked with a project Male Choir. In the Reformation year 2017 the choir performed the Reformation Cantata by Jorrit Woudt.


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