Concerts and Events

 

 

Choral Evensong by the Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque

5:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral

 

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Air and Hammers: Maxine Thévenot and Edmund Connolly

7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Air & Hammers is a duo consisting of international concert organist and pianist Maxine Thévenot and acclaimed British baritone Edmund Connolly. These two distinguished artists have performed duo concerts together in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and in the UK. Air & Hammers performs song repertoire of all kinds, including new music by recognized and emerging composers. The duo has given US, UK and world premieres of new works by Andrew Ager, Frederick Frahm and Mary Badarak. In 2015 Air & Hammers released their first CD, Desire in Spring, available worldwide from www.RavenCD.com

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The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque

4:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Presented in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral’s Summer Recital Series.

The Choir of St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque
Maxine Thévenot, director
Edmund Connolly, organist

Admission by donation.

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Cinema screening of “Pipe Dreams”- A documentary by Stacey Tenenbaum, followed by Director’s Q&A

7:00 pm The Vic Theatre

Pipe Dreams follows 5 young organists as they compete in Canada’s prestigious International Organ Competition (CIOC). This competition for organists is one of the most exclusive competitions in the world. Tensions run high as our competitors vie for $100 000 worth of prize money. Who will master the ‘king of instruments’ and come out victorious in Montreal?

Individual tickets ($10) available here.

Sunday Services

Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican)
9:15 am Sung Eucharist with the Parish Choir
11:00 am Choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir, including Vierne’s Messe Solennelle
4:30 pm Choral Evensong with St. Christopher Singers

St. John the Divine (Anglican)
10:30 am Choral Eucharist with the Choristers of St. John the Divine
7:30 pm Pride Evensong with the Choristers of St. John the Divine (for Victoria Pride Week)

Holst’s “The Planets” played by Mark McDonald

9:00 pm Christ Church Cathedral

A late-night performance by Mark McDonald of Holst’s orchestral suite, transcribed for organ by Peter Sykes.

Individual tickets ($10) available here.

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Bach, Franck, and more: Edward Norman in recital

12:15 pm Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music

One of Canada’s best-known, outstanding organists plays the early 20th-century symphonically-voiced Casavant in the splendid acoustic of the Conservatory’s Goolden Hall.

Edward Norman, organist

Included in convention registration or admission by donation.

Introducing the Pipe Organ

1:30 pm Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music

Come and see what 1 organist playing 32 pedals, 61 keys and 3100 pipes can do! A demonstration of the Casavant organ in Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music, featuring Jean-Willy Kunz. Plus, try putting on a virtual reality headset and see what it’s like inside the organ at Montreal’s Symphony Hall! Appropriate for all ages.

Jean-Willy Kunz, organist and animator
Presented in partnership with the Canadian International Organ Competition and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Free admission.

Summer Organ Academy recital

3:15 pm St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

The closing recital of the Academy, featuring the talented organists of the future.

Included in convention registration or admission by donation.

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Handel and Herschel Organ Concerti, featuring Shawn Potter, Michael Jarvis, and Victoria Baroque

7:30 pm Church of St. John the Divine

18th-century Astronomer-composer William Herschel is enjoying something of a revival, led by Michael Jarvis. RCCO National Organ Playing Competition winner Shawn Potter joins him in this double bill, with Victoria’s outstanding resident early music ensemble.

Shawn Potter, organist and conductor

Michael Jarvis, organist and conductor
Victoria Baroque

Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Recital

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($30) available here.

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Sacred and Profane: Duo Corvi

12:15 pm Chapel of the New Jerusalem, Christ Church Cathedral

One of Canada’s ‘most captivating early-music ensembles’, vocalist Julie Ryning and keyboardist Katelyn Clark specialise in repertoire of the 13th-15th centuries.

Julie Ryning, vocalist
Katelyn Clark, keyboardist

Included in convention registration or admission by donation.

Music of the Spheres: Jean-Willy Kunz and Bob McDonald

7:30 pm First Church of Christ, Scientist

CBC science journalist Bob McDonald joins Montreal Symphony Orchestra organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz in a musical and visual extravaganza.

Jean-Willy Kunz, organist
Bob McDonald, animator

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($30) available here.

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Christina Hutten and Christi Meyers

12:15 pm St Ann’s Academy Chapel

2:15 pm St Ann’s Academy Chapel

Organist Hutten and violinist Meyers present a recital in the exquisite, historical surroundings of Victoria’s original Catholic cathedral (1858).
This concert has two showings due to limited seating.

Christina Hutten, organist
Christi Meyers, violinist

Included in convention registration or admission by donation.

Sounding Heaven: The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge in concert

7:30 pm St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

One of the UK’s foremost mixed-voice choirs, the College Choir regularly sings Evensong in chapel, tours internationally, and has performed at the BBC proms.

The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge
Richard Pinel, director

 

Concert supported by James Burchill.

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($30) available here.

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The Devil’s Pedals: the Tony Genge Trio

9:30 pm Hermann’s Jazz Club

One of Canada’s foremost jazz pianists and organists, Dr. Genge is a master of the Hammond B3. Hermann’s is Canada’s longest-standing jazz club, one of the great jazz rooms of North America.

Tony Genge Trio

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($20) available here.

Denis Bédard in recital

12:15 pm Church of St. John the Divine

Leading Canadian organist and composer Denis Bédard in a short recital featuring a newly-commissioned work.

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($15) available here.

Denis Bédard, organist

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Étoile du soir: Daniel Roth plays Vierne

7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral

We celebrate the 150th birthday of Notre Dame’s Louis Vierne, with a program of his music played by international concert organist and titulaire of the famous Cavaillé-Coll instrument of St. Sulpice in Paris.

Mervyn Mowry Costigan Recital

Included in convention registration, all-concert pass, or individual tickets ($25) available here.

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Visit to Butchart Gardens

8:45 am to 12:45 am

No visit to Victoria is complete without exploring the world-renowned The Butchart Gardens! Experience 55-acres of lush greens and floral splendor. Created in 1904 by Jennie Butchart to restore natural beauty to her husband’s mined-out quarry, the lush grounds are simply amazing. The visits includes transportation from downtown Victoria and rare access to the 1908 two-manual Aeolian player organ in the Organ Pavillion, converted from a cattle barn!

Individual tickets ($60) available here.

 

Ester-Ruth Teel in Recital

3:15-4:15 pm Christ Church Cathedral

Admission by donation.

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Members of the Victoria Symphony (chamber music)

4:00pm – 5:00pm Christ Church Cathedral

A program of chamber music for various mixed ensembles performed by members of the Victoria Symphony. Works by Paul Hindemith, David Diamond, Darius Milhaud, and Bohuslav Martinů. Presented in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral’s Summer Recital Series.

Admission by donation.

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