Mid-west US recitalist brings Sowerby and Hampton to Toronto

Nicholas Schchmelter, Artist in Residence at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Flint, Michigan, will appear on the Noonday Recital Series, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 beginning at 12:30 PM at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St., Toronto. The all-American programme features two American composers: Calvin Hampton and Leo Sowerby. Sowerby is revered by many in the US as American version […]
Restoration continues on the largest organ in the world

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ is home to the world’s largest pipe organ.  Midmer-Losh constructed one of the two instruments between 1929 and 1932 for the building previously known as the Atlantic City Convention Center. The biggest instrument, Opus 5550, 7/449, resides in the auditorium which is known for many years as the location of the […]
Area musicians gather to sing

Over 70 singers and organists from 11 parishes, congregations and professional choral groups in the Niagara region met for dinner and to sing several new works chosen by Dr. Rachel Rensink-Hoff, Director of Choral Activies and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Brock University. Robert Anderson, RCCO Niagara Centre President, led the singing accompanied by Ryan […]
Cameron Carpenter 2018 North America Tour hits Burlington and Markham in April

Internationally acclaimed concert organist Cameron Carpenter tours with one of  his two custom built Marshall & Ogletree digital organs in use by Carpenter since 2014.The digital sounds are sampled from many of Carpenter’s favourite instruments taken from traditional church organs to famous Wurlitzer theatre organs/ Carpenter can be heard in April around the GTA on […]
Numerology in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

Wilfred Meller’s book, Bach and the Dance of God, is a curious book used by musicians when turning to better understand Bach’s numerology. First published in 1981, Meller claims that it ,”makes explicit as never before the connections between Bach’s works, whether sacred or secular, and the myths, dogma and liturgy of his Church”. Heinrich […]
Spring sessions offer insight into hymn improvisation, choral conducting, choral conducting, and vocal training

RCCO Hamilton Centre presents two Saturday workshops for musicians at MacNab Street Presbyterian Church, 116 MacNab St S, Hamilton, Ontario. Saturday, April 28th from 9Am to 12 Noon a session on organ improvisation and hymn playing will be led by Andy Elmhirst, St Christopher’s Anglican, Toronto  and Andrew Adair, St. Mary Magdelene, Toronto. Saturday, May 5th […]