Substitute Organists

Substitute Organists

If you are looking for a substitute organist for a church service, a wedding, funeral or other function, please contact one of the listed organists. (Please use the contact form on the right to be added to the list)


Name: Sam Balden

Details: available for weddings, funerals and services, including Sundays.

Phone number: 604 986 6304, 604 862 8684



Name: Nicholas Cifelli

Details: Organist / Cantor / Choir Director at a dozen Catholic parishes in the Toronto area for 19 years. Occasionally played at Anglican, Lutheran & United services. Usually available evenings & weekends in Vancouver & area.

Phone number: 604 861 7822



Name: Michael Dirk

Details: available except Sunday mornings.

Phone number: 604 562 5052



Name: Christina Hutten

Details: Master’s Degree in Organ Performance, Arizona State University.  Experience with a variety of liturgical traditions.  Available to play weddings, funerals, and services including Sunday mornings.

Phone number: 604 362 2647



Name: Eiko Izeki

Details: Bachelor degree in Organ at UBC; Prefers Vancouver west or Vancouver area, accessible by bus.

Phone number: 604 734 2795



Name: Michael Jarvis

Details: Services, weddings/funerals any time, incl. Sunday morning.

Phone number: 778 231 5126

Email: Website:


Name: Jane Kim

Details: Principal organist at First Baptist Church in downtown Vancouver and serving as pianist/music assistant staff at Willingdon Church.
Available for weddings, funerals and special services. Vancouver area and Burnaby, New Westminster preferred.

Phone number: 778-689-3724

Email: (email is best)


Name: Alice Korfman

Details: Former organist and choir director of West Presbyterian Church.  Experience as a substitute with a variety of denominations, including Anglican, Lutheran, United, and Christian Science.  Available Sundays.  North Shore only.

Phone number: 604 929 8956



Name: Philip Lamarche

Details: Experienced organist and choir director looking for substitute work or a permanent position. Also teaches piano, organ, improvisation and composition and speaks Spanish.

Phone number: 604 553 2936



Name: Bruce McKenzie, CRCCO

Details: Assistant Organist at St. James Anglican in Vancouver from 2008 to 2014
Associate Organist at Knox United Church, Calgary from 1988 to 2008
Available for services any day in the Greater Vancouver area.

Phone number: 778 989 5573



Name: Frank McKitrick, M.A., FTCL

Details: Organist/choir director for 47 years at Knox United Church, Calgary.
Available in the Metro Vancouver area at any time, including Sunday mornings

Phone number: 604 454 3166



Name: Michael Park, DMA

Details: Trained as organ scholar within Anglican tradition, but familiar with variety of denominations. Comfortable playing traditional and contemporary services, as well as liturgical chant. Also plays piano, conducts, sings, and improvises. Available for weddings, funerals, and services, including Sunday mornings. Vancouver preferred, but can travel within greater Vancouver area.

Phone: 778 866 5638



Name: David Poon

Details: Experienced with liturgical Catholic and Anglican worship, including Gregorian chant and extemporisation. Will cantor, chant, direct, play; can provide vocal quartet if desired. Available on the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast.

Phone number: 604 729 0836



Name: Jocelyn Pritchard

Details: Vancouver, North Van, West Van, New West Richmond and Ladner. Directs.

Phone number: 604 263 3920



Name: Ginger Shaw

Details: Directs, not free on Tuesday evenings, and may be busy a few Thursdays, prefers the North Shore or Vancouver.

Phone number: 604 980 0899



Name: Candy Siu

Details: Holds MMus in Piano Accompaniment from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, UK. Organist for churches for over 10 years. Schedule is flexible for church services, weddings or funerals.

Phone number: 604 375 8078



Name: Jeryl Taylor

Details: –

Phone number: 604 261 8131

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Name: Mr. B. Waterlow, M.Mus., ARCCO, LMusLCM

Details: Available Sundays and other days; pianist, organist, accompanist, arranger, choir conductor. Based in Burnaby, can travel around Greater Vancouver

Phone number: 604-439-1121



Name: Emily Yeung, ARCT, BMus

Details: Flexible hours. Lower mainland. Conducting and organ/piano playing.

Phone number: 604 317 0686



Name: Angela Zhang

Details: Piano, voice, choir, band. traditional hymns and modern songs.  Familiar with various denominations. Can travel all over Vancouver

Phone number: 604 838 5168