College Events


2009/2010 College Year

Sunday September 20, 2009, 17:00
Fall Barbecue at the home of Frances Pollet
Saturday October 24, 2009, 19:30
St. Mary the Virgin, Oak Bay
Members' Recital
Curt Bergen, Rosemary Laing, Tristan Rhodes, Jennifer Mitchell, Geoffrey Thornburn, Frank Cammisuli
Friday November 20, 2009, 19:30
Grace Lutheran Church
Organ Travelogue: Geoffrey Thornburn's European travels in summer 2008.
Sunday, December 6, 2009, 14:30
Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital
Christmas Concert, with voice students from the VCM accompanied by Robert Holliston; organists David Berry and Geoffrey Thornburn
A sold-out performance; $500 of the proceeds support the 2010 convention.
Co-sponsored with the RJH Nursing Alumnae Association
January 16, 2010, 14:00-16:00
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Organ crawl to one of our 2010 convention venues, followed by a reception at the home of Jerry McDonald. In recent years, the old organ from Eaton's has received a new digital console from Rodgers, several ranks from the dispersed Christ Church Cathedral organ, and a brilliant Casavant trumpet.
February 26, 2010, 19:30
Christ Church Cathedral
Travelling Clinician Jan Overduin Organ Recital by Jan Overduin
Jan Overduin, MMus FRCCO FTCL, is professor of music emeritus, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. His concert career has included 15 European tours and frequent recitals throughout Canada and the United States.
Tickets: $20
The program, which includes Mr. Overduin's favourite organ selections:
  • Concerto in G major
    Johann Ernst, arr. J. S. Bach (BWV 592)
  • Prelude & Fugue in E minor (BWV 548)
    J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750)
  • Three Fugues on B-A-C-H (from Opus 60)
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
  • Hymn to be announced
  • Organ Sonata XLV (Opus 407)
    Barrie Cabena (b. 1933)
  • Variations for pedal on a theme by Paganini
    George Thalben-Ball (1896 - 1987)
Co-hosted with Christ Church Cathedral
February 27, 2010, 09:15-11:45
Christ Church Cathedral
Contemporary Composers Barrie Cabena and Estonian Arvo Pärt
Workshop by RCCO Travelling Clinician Jan Overduin
Cost: $15
Co-hosted with Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday March 21, 2010
St. Aidan's United Church
Choral Festival
13:45 rehearsal; 15:00 performance
Several choirs performing two items each, and two items en masse.
Collection to support the RCCO 2010 convention.
Saturday May 8, 2010, 10:00 – 18:00
May Musical Marathon
Eight hours of assorted sponsored performances
in aid of July's Pipes Around the Pacific International Organ Festival:
  • 11:00 - 13:00   St. John the Divine Anglican Church
  • 13:00 - 15:00   Christ Church Cathedral
  • 15:00 - 18:00   First Metropolitan United Church
Admission free, but donations most welcome.
Saturday May 29, 2010, 10:00
Victoria Centre AGM at the home of Jerry McDonald
July 17, 2010, 09:30 - 17:00
Church of St. John the Divine
P O W ! Pipe Organ Workshop
An introduction to the organ for young keyboard players.
Cost: $25, includes lunch; register at VCM by July 14
July 18-22, 2010
Victoria BC
Pipes Around the Pacific – International Organ Festival
Public concerts in conjunction with the 2010 RCCO national convention