December Shows #1



December 10th | 7:30PM EST

From Montreal to the Prairies, with a stop in Toronto, 10 musicians come together to bring you a special Christmas concert on some of Canada's most iconic pipe organs. 

Program includes performances of
• Alexandre Guilmant's Offertoire sur deux Noëls
• Anton Heiller's Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
• Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
• Arvo Pärt's Kuus Kuus Kallike
• Johann Sebastian Bach's Nun komm der Heiden Heiland BWV 661
and many more... 
December 17th | 7:30PM EST
10 musicians invite you to discover and rediscover traditional Christmas carols arranged for pipe organ, along with music by Bach and excerpts from Nutcracker. 

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December 24th | 7:30PM EST 
Celebrate Christmas Eve together with the Canadian International Organ Competition team from the Maison Symphonique in Montreal! Enjoy a selection of our favourite Christmas carols and other festive music. 

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Support our talented young artists!

The Canadian International Organ Competition is dedicated to creating unique events and activities that showcase the talents of organists throughout the world. The promotion of the cultural importance of pipe organs – treasures of our heritage – through collaboration with partner organizations in the organ world, is at the core of our mission.  

As you know, we couldn’t do all this without you. In a year where we have all experienced challenges, your support is all the more needed. It is with support from you, our community, that we are able to continue providing rich cultural experiences for diverse audiences.

We want to thank you for your generous support, and invite you to take advantage of our special donation offers for exclusive products, videos, and more!

Your gift can make a difference!


With a $25 donation, you will receive a complimentary CIOC branded face mask shipped to your door!

With a $50 donation, you will receive exclusive access to unreleased videos from CIOC's Bach-mobile!

With a $100 donation, you will receive exclusive access to unreleased videos from CIOC's Bach-mobile and a complimentary ticket to 1 of our upcoming online Christmas concerts!

With a $250 donation, you will receive exclusive access to unreleased videos from CIOC's Bach-mobile and a complimentary ticket to all 3 of our upcoming online Christmas concerts!

In Other News at CIOC

As part of World AIDS Day, a recent adaptation of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem was performed for a virtual concert benefiting Maison du Parc. Don't miss your chance to view it!
Nicholas Capozzoli (2017 CIOC 3rd-Prize winner) performed Edward Elgar's Nimrod (from the Enigma Variations) in homage to E. Noël Spinelli, C.M., C.Q., on CIOC’s brand new Bach-Mobile.
Take a look at the final concert of the 2020 Virtual Organ Festival from October 29th. Terry Riley's In C(IOC) joined in performance by a virtual organ choir of friends of CIOC!
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Did you miss any of the 2020 Virtual Organ Festival performances? Maybe you have a favourite performance that you cannot wait to re-watch. Whatever it is, we have you covered! 
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