You’ve Been Patient … The CIOC is Back!

CIOC Newsletter (September 1, 2021)

You’ve asked, you’ve waited, and it is here!

Every three years, the CIOC organizes one of the world’s largest and most prestigious international organ competitions. After postponing our 2020 competition, the CIOC is back this October! Following a rigorous selection process and jury deliberation of the first round, 10 of the  of the most promising and talented young organists from around the world will be brought to Montreal to compete in the semi-final and … [more]

28,765 Pipes To Go!

CIOC Newsletter (July 20, 2021)

Do you know where the world’s largest fully-operational organ is? Philadelphia! And it calls the Grand Court at Macy’s home for the last 110 years. 

The Wanamaker Organ, designed by architect George Ashdown Audsley, first made its appearance at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. After this appearance the organ sat in storage until 1909 when … [more]