With all the challenges everyone experienced last year, let's take a look back at some of our highlights from the year.
PIPE DREAMS Pipe Dreams gives you an inside look into the weird and wonderful world of competitive organ playing. With 3 sold-out screenings and having been featured in over 10 festivals, Pipe Dreams made its' TV debut this year. Missed it? You can still stream it on CBC Gem here.
We introduced the CIOC’s brand new Bach-Mobile, a mobile stage and organ console designed by DIX au carré and made possible by support from the Conseil des arts de Montréal. Performances were filmed in outdoor locations all around Montreal like this one here!
VIRTUAL ORGAN FESTIVAL
Throughout the month of October, our organ festival went virtual! Featuring 18 events, 8 different organs, 19 organists, 1 soprano, and 1 tenor, many performances are still available to watch! View the Performances
VOICES OF HOPE
In collaboration with Maison du Parc and as part of World AIDS Day, a recent adaptation of Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem was performed for a virtual concert benefiting Maison du Parc. The performance is still available to view here!
In December, the CIOC presented a series of three new concerts, available virtually, as we counted down to the holidays. Bringing together musicians from across Canada, these special Christmas concerts were performed on some of Canada’s most iconic pipe organs. Snippets of the shows can still be found on our YouTube page!
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