Welcome to the Royal Canadian College of Organists Niagara Centre website. Our centre covers all parts of the peninsula from St. Catharines to Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and all points between.
We seek to enrich the lives of Canadians by engaging the public in our country’s rich and vibrant organ culture.
We support the local communities in our centre by providing services and resources for organists, choir directors, and those who are interested in the organ and choral genres. We offer public programmes and educational events for all ages as well as being a social outlet to our members.
Recent examples of our work:
Presented to children, teens and their families, a program called “Pedals, Pipes and Pizza” educating those in attendance on the history of the organ, its construction, it’s sounds, while providing creative time for those in attendance to experiment with the “King of Instruments.”
A Professional Development workshop for musicians on historical Baroque performance practices and its use in choral and organ repertoire led by an authority on early music.
Hosting of area professional and amateur choristers in a new choral music reading session with food and fellowship under the direction of a skilled choral director.
Providing financial scholarships for emerging organists to study and build their musicianship
Offering regular and substitute organists to area institutions.
Serving as a community portal for promoting events highlighting organ and choral music.