RCCO Ottawa Centre
CRCO Section d'Ottawa

PO Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5W4


2020-2021 SEASON

Events will be posted as soon as I receive the information.

COVID-19 virus and the RCCO - Ottawa Centre

The Ottawa Centre takes the COVID-19 virus seriously and is closely monitoring the situation. We will adhere to the advice of Ottawa's Medical Officer. Watch these pages for event changes.

Greetings for the 2021-2022 Season!

So much of our life has changed. In these challenging times, we’ll be joining together by Zoom to learn new skills, polish old ones and share with each other the trials of change. As we join virtually in our music making, let us revel in the new skills we are gaining and polish the techniques of music making. We’ll hear in new ways. Our senses will be challenged to interact with choristers and colleagues in new ways. Let’s keep learning!

Joyous music making to all for this coming fall season! More to come, but here’s a sampling of what will be happening in the next copuple of months:

Ian Guenette, Donald Russell and Sondra Goldsmith Proctor

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Learn from the Master Teacher Thomas Annand

Sunday September 19, 2021
2:00 PM
On Line - Zoom
Register at events (@) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca

When was the last time that you had the opportunity to sit in a master class with an artist teacher helping you to approach music with fresh thinking? With new approaches, we are able to learn music thoughtfully and with an uplifted spirit.

Join us at the Cafe RCCO. We have an opportunity to be guided by the Master Teacher Thomas Annand. He will be demonstrating his approach to learning by using “Wenn wir in höchstein Nöten sein”, BWV 641 from the Orgelbüchlein. Tom says that BWV 641 is an augmented chorale prelude in the French style with a simple accompaniment. This is the perfect point of entry for learning about making beautiful ornamentation not only in Bach but also in Couperin and Clerambault.

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In addition, we will also be encouraged how to learn and perfect a piece of music in an efficient and thorough way.

Thomas Annand studied with Graham Steed and Marie-Claire Alain. He has also attended Masterclasses with Harald Vogel, Lionel Rogg, Guy Bovet, Jean Ferrard, Louis Robilliard and Bernard Lagacé.

This session is for students, teachers, players, and all who are interested in the process of approaching music. If you have difficulty finding the chorale prelude, please contact Sondra Goldsmith Proctor. We hope that every person attending will take time to play the chorale prelude in advance of the session.

Please register for this session. Register at events (@) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca. You will receive a link for the session on Saturday, September 18.

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Sunday October 24, 2021
2:00 pm
On Line - Zoom
Register at events (@) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca

Have you ever had a teacher who is well known? Would you like to hear others experiences with well known teachers? Join us for this event where we will learn of the teaching approaches, quirks and personalities of some of the famous teachers including Marie-Claire Alain and Graham Steed.

If you would like to have a few minutes to relate a memory of one of your teachers, please let us know so that we can include you in the event. Please email us at events (@) rcco-ottawa (dot) ca.

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Craig Humber

Saturday Nov 6, 2021
1:30 pm
St-François d'Assise
(20 Fairmont Ave at Wellington St W.)

Free for members and all students (members and non member),
$10 for other non members.

We are please to have Craig Humber teach a masterclass on German Baroque. Craig was the first winner of the Godfrey Hewitt Scholarship. The Masterclass will take place at Église St. François d’Assise, since parking is easier there, and practising is possible by contacting the organist, Gilles Leclerc. Of course, the Masterclass is aimed mainly at students, but since we don’t have many students, if anyone else would like to play, please contact Karen Holmes. Please mark the dates on your calendars!

Craig will be playing in our Pro Organo series on November 8.

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Sunday December 5, 2021
Time: TBA

Save the date for another Café RCCO.

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Saturday May 14, 2022

Save the date and stay tuned for the next installment of the Great Bach Marathon.


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