We came into existence in the 1980’s, following the closing of the Owen Sound, Ontario, Centre. From the beginning, our Centre has been a fellowship of learning and delight. Our skill sets are varied– some of our members are university-trained, others have just a few years of piano, some of us are students, one or two are basically self-taught, and some of us don’t play the organ at all.
“Town and Country” reflects the unique profile of our membership and our area, beautiful Grey and Bruce Counties in the Province of Ontario, Canada. Grey Bruce rural and town church musicians live within the distinctive opportunities and challenges that our special mix of big-city retirees, small-town business people and farm families offers us. Our group comprises both paid members of the RCCO and non-members who are interested in supporting the RCCO’s goals. Currently, we come from the Town of Blue Mountains, Walkerton, Chesley, Wiarton, Red Bay, Owen Sound, Hanover, Port Elgin, Southampton, Neustadt, Wingham and Listowel. We come from city, town and country churches. We play pipe organs large and small, and digital organs, keyboards, pianos, and all kinds of other instruments. Some members direct choirs or sing in choirs or are just interested in good church music and the organ in particular.