Hans Zimmers’ movie score for Interstellar uses the organ.   Since the beginning of “talking” movies music has been an integral element to film. Composers throughout the 20th and 21st century employ various ensembles to produce a cinematic musical score. In many movies the organ is an essential instrument.   Persons across Southern Ontario interested in […]
An update about the virtual organ crawl of Letourneau Opus 12 at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria

In a telephone conversation with James van den Brink, Centre President, and Elizabeth Shannon, Executive Director at RCCO National, about our upcoming Virtual Organ Crawl event of the Létourneau organ at the Cathedral on May 17, we were advised that this event be rescheduled and not held while in a lockdown order. This is very unfortunate […]
Pipe Dreams Producer Stacey Tenenbaum to speak at RCCO Niagara Centre Annual General Meeting

The RCCO Niagara Centre will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 7-9 PM. The featured guest speaker is Stacey Tannenbaum, Producer of the award-winning documentary, Pipe Dreams.  Ms. Tenenbaum will share insights into the creation of this film recently broadcast in North America on CBC, Canada and […]
Ken Stevens celebrates 90 years.

Ken Stevens, who is one of the Niagara Centre’s most long-standing and stalwart members, has celebrated his 90th birthday and we extend our heartiest congratulations to him. Both Ken and Crystal enjoy good health and Ken only recently ended his editing tasks with our website and The Niagara Nazard, an activity that exemplified his valuable […]
Pipe Organist Playing Injuries Survey due July 1, 2020

The RCCO has partnered with Sarah Svendsen to assist her in her Doctoral research project to study the impact of organ playing on musculoskeletal health as well as the workplace characteristics experienced by organists through an occupational health lens. Please see below from a message from Sarah and a link to take the online survey. […]
Touring five amazing instruments in Toronto.

JOIN the RCCO Niagara Centre on Saturday, November 23rd touring five amazing instruments in Toronto Musicians at each parish will showcase the instruments and allow playing time. Robert Hiller, President, Alan Jackson Ltd., Casavant representative, will join the crawl. Lunch is available with reserved seating at Marche and a mid-afternoon coffee/tea break is at the […]
Insurance Tips for your organ

Luke Tegtmeir of the Muller Pipe Organ Company provides some common sense thoughts worth sharing with leadership of organizations where a pipe organ or electronic organ is part of the scheduled property. Follow the link below to read and download this article. Pipe Organ Insurance Luke Tegtmeier, “Your Pipe Organ and Insurance.” Reprinted from In […]
Well known hymnody in the jazz idiom for worship

Deanna Witkowski is the winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and a past guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. From New York City this pianist/composer/arranger  has been heralded for her “consistently thrilling” playing and her “boundless imagination”. Deanna is a frequent presenter on jazz and spirituality and counts among her output eighty sacred […]