The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) and La Fabrique de l’Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste are proud to announce a new partnership. Beginning this summer, the CIOC will be gradually assuming responsibility for the cultural activities taking place at the historic church as well as the adjoining Saint-Louis Chapel. Such activities include … [more]
“Le Carnaval des animaux” at Granby Zoo
The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC), in collaboration with the Granby Zoo and the RCCO Organ Festival Canada Hamilton 2021, is proud to announce the filming at Granby Zoo of an organ performance by Jean-Willy Kunz. Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Le Carnaval des animaux” … [more]
The CIOC presents Le Dialogue des Casavants the 21st of June
The concert features two previous CIOC finalists, including Mária Budáčová (finalist, 2014 and 2017) and Nicholas Capozzoli (3rd-Prize winner, 2017), performing repertoire on both organs by John Williams, Alfred Hollins, J.S. Bach, and Eugène Gigout’s Grand chœur dialogué.
The concert highlights the two organs in the … [more]
A World Premiere in Collaboration with the Festival de la poésie de Montréal
“Cycle des Territoires”, for soprano and organ by composer Maurice-Gaston Du Berger, performed by Andréanne Brisson Paquin (soprano) and Jean Willy-Kunz (organist). The program … [more]
An Interview with Shin-Young Lee
Read our interview with Shin-Young Lee below & scroll down to see how you can be our next featured organist!
What is your first memory of the organ? My first memory of the organ was in Korea at Torch Center. It was a surprising and mystical experience discovering that a mammoth instrument as large as a building was controlled by a woman (who herself was quite small) and filled the whole concert hall with the sound of the organ. Not only that, but I was once again amazed at the colorful … [more]
Let us continue to celebrate Asian arts, cultures, and histories as we continue with Asian Heritage Month.
The “Moon Lady” (Chelsea Chen) – Tells the folktale of Chang-e (The “Moon Lady”) with music based on Chinese folksongs. Performed by Chelsea Chen, organ and narration … [more]
We continue throughout the month of May to celebrate Asian arts, cultures, and histories.
The organ community is so fortunate to have such talented Asian composers and artists among us. Take a look at some of our favourite performances … [more]
Festival events take place throughout the month of May, Asian Heritage Month in Canada
The Festival presents events that feature artists of Asian origin and artists whose work is inspired by Asian arts, cultures and histories. The Festival also offers cultural mediation activities, conferences and … [more]
An Interview with Jacques Dumaine
Read our interview with him below & scroll down to see how you can be our next featured organist!
What is your first memory of the organ? My first memory of the organ dates back to the 1960s, when my father sang in the men’s choir led and accompanied by Mr. Gilles Fortin, in the magnificent St-Frédéric Church in Drummondville. A vivid memory … [more]
Save the dates for these upcoming concerts!
The Victoria Symphony is debuting the Poulenc Organ Concerto featuring Donald Hunt, the Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC performing the Concerto on the Helmut Wolff & Associés Ltée, Op 47 (2005) Organ at Christ Church. Included with the concert are … [more]