RCCO Vancouver Centre has arranged a masterclass with Pacific Baroque Orchestra’s Alexander Weimann, who is an accomplished organist and harpsichordist living and working in Vancouver. He has a highly regarded career as both a soloist and conductor across North America. Here in Vancouver, he is well-known as being the conductor and artistic director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. You can read more about him on his website:https://alexanderweimann.com/.
RCCO Vancouver Centre pleased to present our first in-person recital since 2019!
Vancouver organists Rachel Alflatt, Frank Ezinga, Isaac Howie, Cindy Ma, Susan Ohannesian, and Angelique Po will be performing an assortment of works on St. Mary’s beautiful 3-manual Casavant organ (Opus 2296), including the concert première of Denis Bédard’s Deux Pièces.
Contrapunctus 12 by Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Xiaosheng Zhao
Deux Pièces (Petite Valse and Postlude en si mineur) by Denis Bédard
Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by Nicolaus Bruhns
Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Opus 65 by Felix Mendelssohn
Variations on Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen? by Johann Pachelbel
Suite for Organ, Opus 5 by Carol Williams
Admission is by donation, and there will be an informal reception following the recital.
OrgelKidsCAN organ build workshop, presented by RCCO Vancouver Centre
Charlie Chaplin’s silent film ‘The Cure’ (1917), accompanied on the mighty Wurlitzer by RCCO Vancouver Centre vice-president and education officer, organist Michael Dirk
Also via Zoom. RCCO members will receive more details by email at a later date.
In person at last! Our 17th annual Halloween concert.
Come in costume! Treats for kids (and the young at heart) after the concert.
Event repeated on Saturday, October 29, also at 7:30 pm.
St. Philip’s Director of Music Michael Murray accompanies the classic 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera on St. Philip’s booming Casavant organ, in this reprise of his sold-out 2019 show. Michael has composed a tremendous score that incorporates threads of well-known tunes and motifs, interwoven with new passages created just for this show. Thrills! Chills! And Fun! Create an evening out with family and friends. Wear costumes, if you like!
Bring cash for popcorn. This is a fundraiser for our beloved Casavant organ so please buy tickets to help the cause, and come to St Philip’s to enjoy the fun!
Performances by Michael Dirk, Isaac Howie and Isabelle Boersig:
Bach – Toccata & Fugue in D Minor BWV565
Bédard – Introduction et Toccata from Trois Esquisses (for organ pedals alone)
Pachelbel – Chaconne in F Minor
Franck-enstein – Choral No. 2 in B Minor
Bélier – Toccata pour Grand Orgue in D Minor
Free candy!! Make St. Andrew’s-Wesley a stop on your Trick-or-Treat route this year. From 5-7pm on Halloween night, stop by the front steps for a treat, Instagram pic with our building lit in Halloween colours, and enjoy spooky pipe organ music wafting through the rafters (played by organists Tim Woodford and Angelique Po.)
Spend a winter afternoon listening to music played on our Frobenius organ by the organists and musicians of the Danish Lutheran Church, with special guest Angelique Po performing Bruhns’ Praeludium in G major, and Buxtehude’s Chorale Variations on Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern. Steen Larsen will talk about the organ. Admission by donation, with refreshments to follow.
Read more about the history of the Danish Lutheran Church’s organ here: http://www.danishchurch.vancouver.bc.ca/history/organ.html