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#CIOC2015: from October 4 to 25

Date August 7, 2015 Author Alexia Jensen
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The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) unveils today the full schedule of it 2015 Festival, presented by the National Bank.

Sharing the excitement

From October 4-25, the CIOC will feature Canadian, Chinese, and French organists throughout a brimful month of organ-related excitement.

Some ten different activities are planned to take place at various locations in Montreal, including a recital and a free master class by legendary French organist Jean Guillou, the CIOC’s Annual Gala Concert (honouring Noël Spinelli and showcasing the three winners of the CIOC), and a series of concerts celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Grand Séminaire, one of Montreal’s historical jewels.

Share your organ-related pics and CIOC event photos and you might win sleek Sennheiser headphones. Use the hashtag #CIOC2015: More information here.

Don't miss these events

The Festival des couleurs de l'orgue français
Every Sunday of October

Gala Concert with the 3 CIOC Laureates in homage to Noël Spinelli
Oct. 16

Events featuring Jean Guillou: Recital and Masterclass
Oct 17, 18

Organ Crawl by foot (Downtown): Maison symphonique, Christ Church Cathedral , St John the Evangelist and more.
Oct. 17

Recital of organists Yuan Shen (China) and Réjean Poirier (Quebec)
Oct. 17

Documentary | Franck: father of the organ symphony
Oct. 18