Concerts

Ed Norman

12.15 pm  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

Summer Organ Academy Recital

3.15pm St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

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

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

7:30 pm (Church of St John the Divine)

18th-century Astronomer-composer William Herschel composed much music which remains under- (and un-) performed. Michael Jarvis has been leading its revival. National Organ Playing Competition 2013 winner Shawn Potter comes alongside in this exciting double bill.

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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.

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

7.30 pm  First Church of Christ, Scientist

CBC science journalist Bob McDonald joins Franco-Canadian concert organist Jean-Willy Kunz in a musical and visual extravaganza.

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Christina Hutten and Christi Meyers

12.15 pm AND 1:45 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 seatings due to limited venue size.

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, engages in regular international tours, and has performed at the BBC proms.

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The Devil’s Pedals: the Tony Genge Trio

9.30 pm  Hermann’s Jazz Club

One of Canada’s most oustanding 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.

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.

Étoile du soir: Daniel Roth plays Vierne

7:30 pm Christ Church Cathedral

The closing concert of the festival, a programme celebrating the 150th birthday of Notre Dame’s Louis Vierne, played by international concert organist and titulaire of the famous Cavaillé-Coll instrument of St. Sulpice in Paris.

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