Our gift: Festival playlist

All hands on deck! We can't believe the Gala Concert and our big organ weekend is happening in a week. You will be joining us, right *|FNAME|*?

To prepare your ears for the beautiful music you will hear during the Festival, we have put together a playlist of some organ masterworks. Enjoy!


Gala Concert

October 19, 7:30 PM
Notre-Dame Basilica

Three international winners at the Basilica organ: that's an organ event you can't miss! Listen to Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre, as well as works by Bach, Rachmaninov, Art Tatum, and more.
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Afternoon Treat

October 20, 3 PM
Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul

Christian Lane brings "panache, vitality and joy" to the organ world (Organ Canada) and presents 60 minutes of music, including Elgar's Sonata,  to brighten up your afternoon.
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Conversation Français-English
October 29, 7:30 PM

Musica Orbium will perform the great Mass for choir and two organs by Louis Vierne, as well as works by Duruflé, Parry, and Dove.
Organists: Nicholas Capozzoli, Philip Crozier.
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The Latest from the CIOC

Pipe Dreams sneak peek finally out!

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!
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Partner Events

Free Sunday Concerts

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)
Jonathan Oldengarm

Couperin at the Organ

October 21, 3 PM
Salle Bourgie
“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 350 anniversary of the birth of François Couperin. 

A Symphony of Horror

October 30, 8 PM
Maison symphonique
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.

Get 15% off using the code ORGUE1819.
Full CIOC Festival program here



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