This fabulous concert will feature performers David Berry, Nicholas Fairbank, Sandra Fletcher, Rosemary Laing, Jennifer Mitchell, Christine Purvis, Matthew Robertson, and Susanne Reul-Zastre. The concert will raise funds to help offset the cost of the repairs to be done in late August 2019 to the cracked Oboe Chest and impacted Sesquialtera pipe rank.
The programme will include the famous Widor Toccata (Nicholas Fairbank) and Vierne's Carillon de Westminster (Jennifer Mitchell). Enjoy lovely baroque/pre-baroque music by Bach, Telemann and Pachelbel (Christine Purvis, Matthew Robertson and Susanne Reul-Zastre), Three Jazz Chorale Preludes by J.M. Michel (Sandra Fletcher), 'The Empress Hotel Rag', and 'Che Bella Rosa' (original funny compositions by Rosemary Laing), and transcriptions of music by Handel, Grieg and Chaminade by W. Felton (David Berry).
During the concert, as a special treat for the audience, a camera will be positioned in the organ loft to show the organist's hands and feet flying over the manuals and pedals. The audience will be able to see all of this activity on a big screen on the pulpit side. The program will show off the different orchestral colours of the organ and feature pieces written either specifically for, transcribed, or arranged for the organ as both a solo and an accompaniment instrument.
Admission by donation to the Organ Fund. Suggested donation is $20. Free parking. Wheelchair accessible.