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 Performance; Available for weddings, funerals, services.  Lower Mainland.

Phone number: 604 565 1504



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: Frank McKitrick, M.A., FTCL

Details: Organist/choir director for 47 years at Knox United Church, Calgary.
Available in the Metro Vancouver area December to February and May to September, 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 and funerals. 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. Not generally available Sunday mornings.

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, was Music director at St. Laurence Church 1986-1995, St. Agnes 1995-2004. Available Sundays, weddings, funerals. Not free on Tuesday evenings, and may be busy a few Thursdays, prefers the North Shore or Vancouver.

Phone number: 604 980 0899



Name: Jeryl Taylor

Details: –  Prefers to have a few weeks’ notice.

Phone number: 604 261 8131

Email: –


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: Angela Zhang, BMus & ARCT

Details: Piano, Organ, SATB Choir, Worship Band. Familiar with various denominations. Traditional & contemporary music/services. Available some Sundays, weddings and funerals. Lower Mainland.

Phone number: 604 838 5168