Our competitors' drive is equal to nothing: the whole world will see what it means to be entered into an international competition.
Director Stacey Tenenbaum and her team at H2L Productions followed the 2017 CIOC competitors during practice times, gym sessions, mini-golf shenanigans (we see you Nicholas Capozzoli!), and competition rounds to give audiences a taste of what it takes to become a prize winner in the biggest organ competition in the world.
Here's an exclusive sneak peek:
We're organizing a chat with Stacey Tenenbaum on Sunday, October 21 at 10 AM at McGill, during the 2018 Festival. More documentary excerpts and outtakes will be unveiled. The CIOC will be serving mimosas!
The CIOC partners up with 2 free concert series to give as many people as possible the chance to experience the grandeur of the organ, every Sunday afternoon!
Next Sunday, October 14: Julie Pinsonneault at the Festival des couleurs de l'orgue françcais at the Grand Séminaire, 3 PM
Eunsung Kim at the "Celebrating Women Organists" Series at St. Joseph's Oratory, 3:30 PM
In Memoriam: Vespers
October 20, 7:30 PM
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
Join us for a moment of reflection commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. A time of reconciliation, hope and peace to remember and pay tribute to the men and women who have sacrificed so much to ensure our freedom.
with the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul (dir. Jean-Sébastien Vallée)
Couperin at the Organ
October 21, 3 PM
“Couperin the Great” was first an organist, and his first published work consists of two organ masses which had considerable influence on Bach. Jean-Willy Kunz will interpret these masses, celebrating the 350anniversary of the birth of François Couperin.
A Symphony of Horror
October 30, 8 PM
In 1922, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau brought Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula to the silver screen with the silent horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.Thierry Escaich will accompany this masterpiece of German expressionism on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.