College Events


2008/2009 College Year

Saturday, June 14, 2008, 16:00
Oak Bay United Church, Gardiner Hall
Victoria Centre Annual General Meeting
with potluck meal and a peek at building renovations.
July 13-17, 2008
Waterloo-Wellington Centre, ON
2008 RCCO National Convention
Saturday September 20, 2008, 17:00
Home of Aideen Lydon
Victoria Centre September Barbecue
See Pro Organo for details
Friday October 10, 2008, 19:30
Church of St John the Divine
Duo Sax-O from Denmark
Michael Lund, saxophone and Randi Mortensen, organ (Odense Domkirke)
  • Guy de Lioncourt, Trois Mélodies Grégoriennes
  • Roger Bourland, Cantilena
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals
  • Paul Bonneau, Deux caprices en forme de valse
  • Bjarne Sløgedal, Variations on a Norwegian Religious Folktune
  • Peter Møller, Missa Brevis
Tickets: $15/$10
This tour also includes Kingston, Montréal, Edmonton and Vancouver
Sunday, October 19, 2008, 19:30
membersrecital2008 (10K) First-Metropolitan United Church
Members' Recital
Victoria Centre observes the American Guild of Organists' International Year of the Organ
Tickets: $15/$10
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 14:30
Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital
Sing Noel
Pacific Christian School Chamber Choir
Jonathan Krueger, conductor
Geoffrey Thornburn and David Berry, organists
Tickets: $12 at the RJH Gift Shop
Reservations at 250-592-4458
Refreshments available
Co-sponsored with the RJH Nursing Alumnae Association
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Jonathan Oldengarm St. John the Divine Anglican Church
RCCO Travelling Clinician
Dr. Jonathan Oldengarm, is Director of Music at The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, Montréal QC.
16:30-18:00 Workshop:
  • The People's Voice: Playing Hymns Words-First
  • Organ Registrations for Smaller Instruments
18:00 Supper with workshop participants
19:30 Organ Recital (4m 1961 Casavant)
The Rachtinger Zeitung described a recent recital as "masterful", and the Irish Times hailed the "unalloyed musicality and stylish imagination" of his interpretations. Jonathan has performed in North America, Asia, and Europe, has appeared at conventions of the RCCO, the Fédération Québécoise des Amis de l'Orgue, the Organ Historical Society and the Karg-Elert Gesellschaft, and has been broadcast on the CBC, Radio Canada, Rogers, RTE and the program 'Pipedreams'.
Cost: workshop and concert, $25; workshop or concert, $15.00; supper extra
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 10:00-13:00
Christ Church Cathedral
Pedals, Pipes & Pizza
An opportunity for piano students aged 10-17 to learn about pipe organs, presented by Nicholas Fairbank and Michael Gormley.
Contact Geoffrey Thornburn for further information.
Supported by a grant from the RCCO Education Project.
Saturday, March 14, 14:00-16:00
Home of John Coenraads and Linda Baker
Virtual Organ Tour
John has added a couple of small Dutch organs and a harpsichord to his collection. Bring along some suitable music and try them out.
$10 fee in support of our 2010 convention
Friday, April 24, 2009, 19:30
Christ Church Cathedral
RCCO 100th Anniversary Gala Concert
  • Michael Gormley, organ
  • Nicholas Fairbank, organ
  • Kathryn Whitney, Mezzo Soprano
  • Linden Singers under Dr. Garry Froese
  • St. Patrick's Intermediate Choir under Kathleen Seu
Program included music from the early days of the College by Albert Ham and Healey Willan, and a setting of Psalm 150 commissioned from Nicholas Fairbank.
Saturday May 30, 2009, 16:00
Victoria Centre Annual General Meeting
at the home of Tristan Rhodes
June 28 - July 3, 2009
Toronto ON
2009 RCCO National Convention
July 1, 2009, 15:00
Christ Church Cathedral
AGO Region VIII Convention came to Victoria from Seattle, bringing Maxine Thévenot to play the 4m Wolff organ.