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  • Tong-Soon Kwak, Seoul
  • Paul Jacobs, New York
  • David Palmer, Windsor
  • Dan Miller

Public Events Schedule

Netherlands Centennial Carillon Sunday, July 18, 2010
15:30 Carillon Recital (Rosemary Laing), Royal BC Museum
16:30 — College Service, at Christ Church Cathedral (Public worship)
20:00 Concert — David Palmer, University of Windsor; Alan Matheson, jazz composer and trumpeter, Vancouver BC; Cathedral Strings under Michael Gormley. Music from China, commissioned jazz, Poulenc concerto (Tickets $30/$25)
Monday, July 19, 2010
13:30 Concert — Dan Miller, Recitalist (Tickets $25/$20)
20:00 Concert — Paul Jacobs, Chairman of the Organ Department, The Juilliard School, New York (Tickets $25/$20)
Tuesday July 20, 2010 Casavant organ, Victoria Conservatory of Music
11:30 Celebration — Centennial of the Casavant organ at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, now playable after 13 years disconnected. (Free admission)
13:00 Concert — The Linden Singers of Victoria, sing Canadian choral works, with a commissioned piece on poetry of Chief Dan George. (Tickets $25/$20)
17:00 — Prayer and Music in the Style of Taizé, at St. Andrew's Cathedral. (Sung public worship) (Sample of the monthly service sponsored by the Victoria Downtown Churches Association on third Fridays, except in July, August and December).
19:00 Bells — The Guild of Change Ringers ring the ten bells of Christ Church Cathedral. (Outdoor)
20:00 Concert — Tong-Soon Kwak, Chairman of the Church Music Department, Yonsei University, Korea, plays the four-manual Wolff organ of Christ Church Cathedral. (Tickets $25/$20)

(Performances took place at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Church of St. John the Divine and First Metropolitan United Church.
See concert details)

RCCO 2010 National Convention

The above public events were part of the annual convention of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Organists from across Canada and beyond gathered in Victoria for the College's annual Convocation and Annual General Meeting. Along with the inspirational performances by top players were workshops on a dozen topics and visits to Victoria's historic organs.

Non-members who were interested in attending workshops or organ visits were welcome to register for a day or for the whole conference. The public was also welcome to visit the vendors' display area in Wood Hall.

P O W !

A group of keyboard students got a taste of organ playing at the Pipe Organ Workshop on July 17. Neil Cockburn, founder of Calgary's Summer Organ Academy, came to instruct.