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06/07/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York's finest organists,” Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor, and teacher. She is University Organist and Coordinator of the Organ Department at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and a former member of the [...]
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06/07/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Rachel Laurin was born in l96l, in St-Benoît des Deux-Montagnes, Province of Québec, Canada. Between 1986 and 2006, she was Associate Organist at St-Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal (1986-2002), and Titular Organist at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa (2002-2006). She now devotes herself to composition, recitals, master-classes and lectures.
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06/07/2017 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am - Jan Kraybill is a musical leader and dynamic speaker; a concert organist, pianist, and harpsichordist; an educator and organ consultant; and an enthusiastic cheerleader for the power of music to change lives for the better.
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06/07/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Born in 1961, Marc-André Doran received most of his musical training at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec in Montréal, where he studied from 1976 to 1986. His principal teachers were Bernard and Mireille Lagacé, Gaston Arel (organ and harpsichord), Magdeleine Martin, Clermont Pépin, and Gilles Tremblay (theory). From 1986 to 1989, he was able [...]
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05/07/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - French organist Olivier Latry is one of the most distinguished concert organists in the world today. One of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, he is also Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory of Music, Organist Emeritus with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and maintains a full schedule of [...]
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05/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Founded in its present form in 1945, it consists of around thirty choral scholars reading a variety of subjects. King’s College London, part of the University of London, was itself founded in 1829. The choir’s principal role is to provide [...]
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05/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - “Raucous,” “refined,” “received with much pleasure”: the ensemble les soûls d’amour has garnered rave reviews since its 2015 debut, which “left the audience awed” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). Performing great and lesser-known Renaissance and Baroque repertoire from across the world, the ensemble consists of Molly Netter, soprano; Andrew Padgett, bass-baritone and hurdy-gurdy; Alana Youssefian, baroque violin; [...]
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05/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger are Duo Majoya, the unique and innovative keyboard team that has circled the globe performing organ, piano and organ/piano duets in North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia. The duo performs and records a distinctive repertoire of commissioned, original and arranged works at international organ festivals and conventions, and on [...]
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04/07/2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM's Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique installed at Maison symphonique de Montréal. Christian Lane: “A true artist whose gratifying musical maturity is demonstrated [...]
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04/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Founded in its present form in 1945, it consists of around thirty choral scholars reading a variety of subjects. King’s College London, part of the University of London, was itself founded in 1829. The choir’s principal role is to provide [...]
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01/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Recital/Demo/Silent Film - with Alcée Chriss III & Peter Krasinski. Alcee Chriss: Winner of the Firmin Swinnen second prize at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition 2016, Alcee Chriss III has been celebrated for his “grace, skill and abundant proficiency” (Journal Assist News, Albuquerque). He has performed throughout the United States and France and is [...]
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04/07/2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - With his appointment in 2010 as Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, Jean-Baptiste Robin was secured a place in a long line of royal organists, such as Francois Couperin, Louis Marchand, Louis-Claude Daquin, and Claude Balbastre, as “court musician” of that world-renowned building. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm - Roomful of Teeth is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders.
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03/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Organist, harpsichordist, teacher, born in St-Jérôme in 1935, Mireille Lagacé studied in Montreal first with Germaine Malépart (piano), Conrad Letendre (organ), and Gabriel Cusson (theory). She went to Austria in 1956 on a Quebec government scholarship and studied organ with Anton Heiller. Returning to Montreal, she continued her organ and harpsichord studies 1957-62 with her [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Mária Budá?ová is an organist from Slovakia. In 2009, she graduated with a diploma in organ and choral conducting (Church music program) at the Conservatory in Bratislava. After graduating, she continued to only study organ performance. While studying in Bratislava, she attended the Festival of Young Slovakian Organists nearly every year, also being a member [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Nicholas Capozzoli has established himself as a young organist with great distinction and versatility. He was a finalist in the 2016 AGO National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance. Monica Czausz completed the five-year combined Bachelor of Music/Master's Degree program in Organ Performance in May 2017, under the guidance of [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - CHERRY RHODES is the first American to win an international organ competition (Munich). During her brilliant career she has toured extensively throughout the major music capitals of America and Europe with recitals in cathedrals, churches, and concert halls, including Lincoln Center (New York City), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas), [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - Rashaan Allwood is a keyboard player of great versatility. As a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist, he actively performs in a variety of solo, collaborative, and chamber settings, including performances with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, and the University of Toronto’s Collegium Musicum. Rashaan was the first prize winner for the organ category in the Canadian [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm - John Grew is a leading figure among Canadian organists. He is Professor Emeritus at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. His teaching career has spanned over thirty years. He established the Early Music program, the largest of its kind in Canada. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill University in [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Organist Katelyn Emerson performs throughout the United States and Europe, showcasing repertoire from the 14th through 21st centuries and giving “superlative performance with musical precision” (Worcester Chapter, American Guild of Organists). She has performed in numerous venues, notably including the Cathédrale Poitiers (France), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Hall (Russia), Cathédrale St-Quentin (Hasselt, Belgium), Hauptkirche St. Petri (Hamburg, [...]
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03/07/2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Menant une véritable double carrière en musique et en finance, Vincent Boucher a étudié avec les clavecinistes Dom André Laberge et Luc Beauséjour, l’organiste Bernard Lagacé, et a reçu deux Premiers Prix à l’unanimité du jury en orgue et en clavecin du Conservatoire de musique de Montréal dans la classe de Mireille Lagacé. Il a [...]
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02/07/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Hans-Ola Ericsson studied composition and organ mainly in Stockholm and Freiburg but later also in the US and in Venice. Most influential among his teachers have been Klaus Huber, Brian Ferneyhough and Luigi Nono. In 1989 Hans-Ola Ericsson was appointed chaired professor in the church music and organ area at the School of Music in [...]
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02/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Founded in its present form in 1945, it consists of around thirty choral scholars reading a variety of subjects. King’s College London, part of the University of London, was itself founded in 1829. The choir’s principal role is to provide [...]
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02/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Stephen Boda: STEPHEN BODA holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University and a diploma from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied organ performance with Thomas Murray. Originally from Ontario, Stephen graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto where he studied organ with John [...]
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02/07/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Federico Andreoni is Director of Music and Organist at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Montreal and representative of the parish to the Quartier des Spectacles. He is also a doctoral student in musicology/music theory at the University of Toronto, where he is studying under the supervision of Don McLean. He teaches courses [...]
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02/07/2017 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm - Montreal-based organist Jonathan Oldengarm is active as a recitalist, teacher, and church musician. His organ and harpsichord repertoire includes works from the earliest sources of keyboard music to the 21st-century avant-garde. He is also a versatile collaborative artist. Dr. Oldengarm holds degrees in organ and harpsichord from Wilfrid Laurier and McGill Universities, and also studied [...]
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01/07/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Organized Crime Duo (Rachel Mahon & Sarah Svendsen): ORGANIZED CRIME is a partnership (blackmail and coercion may be involved, but this has yet to be proven) between two delinquent persons of questionable musical credentials, they being Rachel Mahon and Sarah Svendsen. The pair met at an undisclosed Canadian institution known for breeding horrendous offenders to [...]
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01/07/2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm - A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Mr. Laube serves as Assistant Professor of Organ at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he teaches with distinguished Professors David Higgs and [...]
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30/06/2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Organ concert with resident organist of the Notre Dame Basilica, Pierre Grandmaison on the Casavant, Opus 26 organ. Organist, teacher, composer. He studied piano with Jeanne Gascon and 1966-70 with Marie Roby and Yvonne Hubert at the École Vincent-d'Indy. He also studied organ with Eugène Lapierre 1968-9 and with Françoise Aubut. Awarded a grant by [...]
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30/06/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Elora Singers, an all-professional Grammy- and JUNO-nominated chamber choir was founded in 1980 by Noel Edison. The choir is renowned for its diverse styles, for its commitment to Canadian repertoire, and for its collaborations with other Canadian artists.