By Sam Balden This writer attended the second of two RCCO-sponsored music events, featuring the pipe organ in a program specifically designed for school students. The sessions were held at St. John’s Shaughnessy Church, 1490 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver, on February 6 at 11 a.m. and February 8, 1:30 p.m. The organ, a sizeable 1968 … Read More “Travelling Clinician Sarah Svendsen sparks students’ interest in the King of Instruments” »
By Michael Molnar On Friday October 26, the 13th annual RCCO Vancouver Centre Halloween concert took place at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver. With caretaker Tom Rose controlling the lighting and audio, a large screen in place, lavish food on several tables in the back put together after hours of work by Cindy Leung … Read More “Yet Another Successful Halloween Concert!” »
Produced under the auspices of the RCCO Vancouver Centre and thanks to a very generous donation by our Regional Director, Sam Balden, this CD features the organs in four Vancouver area churches, and four local musicians: Langley Canadian Reformed Church, Holy Rosary Cathedral, Queens Avenue United Church, and Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. Denis Bedard (organ), Katherine … Read More “New CD: Bedard, works for organ and other instruments” »
With an enthusiastic audience of 270 people! Many thanks to all the participants and volunteers who made this possible, and to St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church and the Church’s Sacred Music Series.
It’s that time of year again! After a very successful Halloween concert last year, with an audience of well over 300 people, we are planning our 12th annual event for Friday October 27 at 7:30 pm, at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (Burrard and Nelson, Vancouver), in collaboration with the St. Andrew’s-Wesley Sacred Music Series. And … Read More “2017 Halloween Concert!” »
To all RCCO Members, it is almost time to have our next Annual General Meeting. This year, we will be having it at St. John’s Shaughnessy, located on Granville at Nanton (near King Edward) on June 10th, at 3:00p.m. We also have console time and sailing opportunities to look forward to before and after the … Read More “RCCO Vancouver – Annual General Meeting 2017” »
RCCO Student Recital performers and their teachers The biennial RCCO Student Recital took place very successfully on May 7 at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale. Performers Haruyo Abramson, Michael Blais, Joan Chard, Cindy Ma, Gail Ovington, and Alex and Max Schmidt impressed and moved the audience with works ranging from Buxtehude to Bédard and including Gigout, … Read More “RCCO 2017 Student Recital” »
By Michael Molnar and Rachel Alflatt Once again, St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church (the largest Gothic-style church in Vancouver) was filled with skulls, skeletons, and spiders, a giant inflatable ghost, lights and a projector, and performers in costume started double-checking their registrations (the pistons were slightly haunted). In the half hour leading up to the concert, … Read More “2016 RCCO Halloween Concert, a huge success!” »
Robert Gordon Batt By Roy Campbell, with contributions from Marie Cahill, Elizabeth Cahill, and Gerald Batt I first met Robert when we were both living in Montréal in the late 1970’s. I remember the choir I was singing with at the time, St Mathias’ Westmount, visited St. John the Divine Church in Verdun … Read More “RELFECTIONS: Robert Gordon Batt (1952-2016)” »
Pictures from our pre and post AGM boat rides, many thanks to executive member Michael Dirk!