Kevin Komisaruk (Festival des couleurs de l’orgue français)

This festival presents concerts each Sunday in October at the Chapelle des Prêtres de Saint-Sulpice au Domaine du Fort de la montagne at 3 p.m. All concerts as part of the Festival des Couleurs de l’orgue français are free and projected on a large screen.

October 2: Nicholas Capozzoli, United States
October 9: Kevin Komisaruk
October 16: Emmanuel Arakélian, France
October 23: Abraham Ross, United States
October 30: Yves-G. Préfontaine

Free concert (suggested donation)

Kevin Komisaruk has been based at the University of Toronto since 2003, where he teaches organ and harpsichord performance, improvisation, and pedagogy. From 1990-2003 he was based in Montreal and directed music at St. John’s Lutheran and the Church of St. John the Evangelist, while obtaining three degrees from McGill, studying with John Grew, Margaret de Castro, and Hank Knox. His scholarship explores intersections between performance practice, rhetoric, flow theory, kinaesthetics and improvisation, and how these impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of artists and listeners in numerous applications, especially palliative care. He has performed throughout North America and Europe, and produced two solo discs on the ATMA label which received several international citations. 


Jakob PRAETORIUS (1586-1651)
Was kann uns kommen an für not (4 versus)

Girolamo FRESCOBALDI (1583-1643)

Toccata decima (Libro primo)

Sebastián Aguilera de HEREDIA (1561-1627)
Obra de 8º tono alto: Ensalada

Nicolas DE GRIGNY (1672-1703) (I)
et Livre d’Orgue de Montréal (fin 17e – début 18e) (II)
Pange lingua
Plein jeu (I, II)
Fugue à 5 (I)
Récit (I, II)
Dialogue (II)

Pablo BRUNA (1611-1679)
Tiento de 1° tono de mano derecha y al medio a dos tiples

Anthoni VAN NOORDT (1619-1675)
3 varianten van de Psalm 23