College Events


2003/2004 College Year

Saturday, October 4, 2003
Social Event at the home of Grant and Bev Smalley
Sunday, December 14, 2003, 15:00
Photo of capacity audience for 2003 Christmas concert,
          Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital
Sing Noel: Christmas at the Pemberton Chapel
G. Thornburn presented a program of Christmas organ music, mainly French Noels or pieces based on Noels, along with seasonal songs and carols sung by three advanced vocal students from the studio of Elizabeth Taylor. There were also a number of carols for audience participation. Light seasonal refreshments were served during the intermission.
(Co-sponsored with the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Assoc.)
Saturday, January 17, 2004, 9:30 - 12:00
Doreen McLeod Room, First Metropolitan United Church
Discussion Forum: The State of Church Music in Victoria
The session was sparked by brief presentations by:
Mrs. Frances Pollet, BMus EdDip,
Director of Music, First Metropolitan United Church, Director of Linden Singers of Victoria
The Reverend Canon William Morrison,
Rector of St. Martin in the Fields Anglican Church, Editor of the Diocese of British Columbia's Diocesan Post
Mr. Nicholas Fairbank, BSc MA ARCT RMT ARCCO,
Composer, organist and choir director, faculty member of the Victoria Conservatory of Music, RCCO Regional Director for British Columbia
Sunday, February 8, 2004, 15:00
Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital
"Chansons, Parlour Songs and Organ Delights"
Vocal sextet Hexaphone with Nicholas Fairbank, organ.
(Co-sponsored with the RJH School of Nursing Alumnae Association)
Saturday, February 28, 2004, 14:00
Organ Crawl to:
St. Ann's Academy (Couvent Ste. Anne)
1913 Casavant tubular pneumatic, hand-pumpable
St. Saviour's Anglican Church
1880 Pease tracker
Pemberton Chapel
1958 Casavant electro-pneumatic
Sunday, April 25, 2004, 14:30
Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital
G. Thornburn, organ
Victoria Children's Choir, Madeleine Humer, conductor
(Co-sponsored with the RJH School of Nursing Alumnae Association)
Saturday, May 8, 2004, 13:30
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Organ workshop for non-organists
Led by Michael Perkins
Michael Perkins studied organ in England and came to Canada in 1956. In addition to a long career as an electrical engineer, he has served as organist and choirmaster in several churches, including Holy Trinity Cathedral in New Westminster. He has been the Northern California representative of the Casavant Company, and in recent years, has represented the Rodgers Instrument Company here. Michael is well known both for his knowledge of the instrument and for his skills as an entertaining presenter.
Saturday May 29, 2004
15:00, visit to Kolbinson organ, 1535 Despard
16:30, Annual General Meeting, St. Matthias Church