The Grey Bruce RCCO organists are this year presenting our Good Friday Harmonies service in person again at Christ Church Anglican Church, Lion’s Head. Friday 7th April at 7:30pm – all are welcome – a free will offering helps support our scholarship program.
Knox Kincardine Recital
Knox are pleased to announce that Ian Sadler has recovered from his recent illness and will be able to perform his organ recital on Sunday, July 17th 2:30PM to 4:00PM.
The recital will cover a range of musical selections from classical organ music to songs from the movies and to well-known hymns. A stirring rendition of “Highland Cathedral” accompanied by Scottish Pipers will end the performance. Everyone is welcome with voluntary donation.
Knox Kincardine Church
345 Durham Street
Kincardine, ON N2Z 2Y1
I have just been notified that the recital that Ian Sadler was to give tomorrow at Knox, Kincardine, has sadly been canceled as Ian is unwell. Hopefully it can be rescheduled for a later date.
We don’t get many organ recitals in the Grey/Bruce area, so here is one coming up!
Good Friday YouTube
Good Friday Update
Sadly, due to the current changing Covid situation it has been decided that our Good Friday service that was due to be in person will now be online. More details to follow shortly.
Holy Week and Easter
I expect most of our musicians have been busy over the Lent weeks, and preparing for Holy Week and Easter. As part of the GBRCCO tradition, we are again offering our Good Friday service “Harmonies in the Midst of Madness and Miracle”. A number of our members will be playing and the service is at 4:00pm at Knox United Church, Durham.
Lent and Easter are round the Corner
It only seems a short time ago we were looking for Christmas music, now it is already time to start thinking about Lent, Holy Week and Easter music! As a group the Grey/Bruce RCCO organists normally come together to put on our Good Friday “Harmonies in the Midst of Madness and Miracle” offering. Due to Covid the last two years had to be cancelled, but we are hoping to be back this year at Knox United Church in Durham.
I have started recording pieces for a series of Lent Reflections, these also have been online due to Covid for our congregation last year, and again this year. I find it interesting to play different settings of some of those great Lent hymn tunes. Here is an example of a setting of Wondrous Love by David N. Johnson from the Augsburg Organ Library – Series II – Lent.
Largest pipe organ in Canada
Here is a recent article/interveiw/concert about Dr. Patricia Wright who has been playing the organ at the Metropolitan United Church in Toronto for the last 30+ years. The link is here. Enjoy.
Happy New Year
Here we are at the start of another New Year, again restricted due to ongoing Covid issues. Hopefully everyone is managing to stay well and reasonably sane, perhaps enjoying some relaxing organ music. It could be the ideal time to catch up with some concerts or podcasts, perhaps check out the FutureStops podcasts – there 25 half hour podcasts to choose from.
I was interested in the one with Roger Sayer and the use of the pipe organ in the soundtrack to the 2014 film Interstellar, with music by Hans Zimmer. Roger was organist at my local cathedral, Rochester, when I lived in the UK. I remember going there every week for a few months when he was doing weekly recitals covering all the organ works of J.S.Bach.