333 3.21.1685 or Happy Birthday J.S. Bach

Today is the commemoration of the 333rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. Musicians, especially organists, hail him as one of the world’s greatest composers. If you’re looking to introduce someone to JSB consider sharing this 9 minute video produced by the editors of the website Johann Sebastian Bach for Children.
Pedals Pipes and Pizza free registration now OPEN

Children aged 6 and older, together with their families, and anyone else with a natural curiosity are now able to register for the March 24th Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza Encounter sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists Niagara Centre. This event is a FREE event offering a rare and educational glimpse into the world’s […]
Wyton on Willan

English born American church musician, Alex Wyton, served at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC as well as at Union Theological Seminary. During his lifetime he served as the coordinator for The Hymnal 1982 of the Episcopal Church of the US. Wyton was a professional friend of Healey Willan. During the summer of […]
Children can now build their own pipe organ

Canada joins the growing list of countries that will offer primary school age children the opportunity to build a real pipe organ. OrgelKidsCAN, a project of the RCCO, in conjunction with LeTourneau Organs, will work together to complete the vision of producing 8 travelling kits for use by children in schools, music festivals, science fairs, […]
Organroxx celebrates the life of Pierre Pincemaille all day February 16, 2018

World-reknowned French organist and improvisator Pierre Pincemaille will be memorialized today by Organroxx.  This internet streaming service broadcasts organ works for free. Friday, February, 16th is a day showcasing the life and musicianship of Pincemaille, the Titular Organist at the Basicilica of St. Denis near Paris where he presided over one of the world’s great Cavaille-Coll […]
St. John Passion setting wins ALCM award

A new setting of the St. John Passion received  the 2017 Association of  Lutheran Church Musicians’ Raabe Prize for Excellence in Sacred Composition. The work was composed by Erik Meyer, Director of Music at the Church of St. Martin-in-the Fields, Philadelphia, PA. This readily accessible, functional setting is for four soloists, SATB choir singing the […]

“Praise and Worship in the early 17th Century” was the topic for a three hour workshop led by educator, performer and pedagogue Dr. Christiaan Teeuwsen held Saturday November 25, 2017  at Knox Presbyterian, St. Catharines. The workshop highlighted performance examples of the North German “Stylus Fantasticus” including its application to the typical three hour 17th century […]