RCCO Ottawa Centre
CRCO Section d'Ottawa

PO Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5W4

CENTRE EVENTS

2013-2014 SEASON

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

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Again this year there will be educational workshops organized by the Education Committee. The main centre programme will also include a number of educational events. Workshops organized by the Education Committee are shown with a green title as above, and green bar down the side as in this text.


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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP #1

Service Playing Skills

Frances Macdonnell

Trinity Anglican Church
(1230 Bank)
Saturday October 19, 2013
Time: 10 am - noon

The first in a series of workshops this winter, aimed at increasing Service-Playing skills and looking in particular at the requirements of the easier RCCO exams (please see the longer article on this topic), will be held on Saturday October 19, at Trinity Anglican Church, 1230 Bank Street, from 10 am - noon. Led by Frances Macdonnell, this workshop will explain the requirements of the RCCO examinations for Worship Accompanist Certificate and for Service-Playing Certificate, and will begin by looking at the standards required for hymn-playing.

More experienced organists as well as students will benefit from our series of educational workshops this winter. All members are welcome - please come! For further information, please e-mail or phone 613-726-7984.


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NEW ORGAN AT St. BARTHOLOMEW'S

St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church
125 Mackay St
Saturday October 26, 2013
10:00 am - noon

This new installation by Les Orgues Létourneau was delivered in mid-August (actually, during Orgelfest 2013!) and installed and voiced during the following month. It was first used in services in mid-September. (An inaugural recital will be played by Matthew Larkin, Cathedral Organist, on Sunday October 20 at 3 pm.)

Our host for the October 26th occasion will be our member Barbara Hallam-Price, Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Church and a well-known Ottawa musician. We will all have a chance to play the new organ, and to admire the way the back of the church has been re-configured to contain the new instrument, which for the first time in many years allows a view of the West Window. We have all seen the artistic rendering of the new organ, along with its specification, on the back cover of the last few issues of Organ Canada - now we can see it in person! Join us at St. Bart’s on October 26th.


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POTLUCK DINNER & ORGAN RECITAL

St. Luke's Anglican Church
760 Somerset St W
(Corner of Bell St)
Sunday November 3, 2013
5:30 pm

We invite members and friends to share a potluck meal at St. Luke’s Anglican Church. Following the dinner, Robert Jones is giving an organ recital at 7:30 pm in the Church. Admission to the concert is by donation. If you are planning to attend the dinner, please notify Suzanne Marjerrison as to what you are bringing at 613-724-3793 , email: Donald Marjerrison.

There is free parking on the area streets.

Robert will be playing the following pieces:
Bach: Allabreve
Cabena: Excerpts from 10 Portraits
John McIntosh: Reesor’s Pieces
Vittoria: Ecce sacerdos magnus
Britten: Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria
Denis Bedard: Variations on Sine Nomine
Franck: Final

Robert is hoping some RCCO members might want to form an ad hoc choir to sing the motet Ecce sacerdos magnus just before he plays the Britten Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria (which is based on Ecce sacerdos magnus). The music is available from the Choral Public Domain Library: CPDL #26793 (edited by James Gibb). If you are interested in singing this motet, please contact Bob Jones). The singers could meet with Bob at 6:45 pm to rehearse.

As an added bonus, we will have a sale of used music and CDs.

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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP #2

Service Playing Skills

Frances Macdonnell

Trinity Anglican Church
(1230 Bank)
Saturday November 16, 2013
Time: 10 am - noon

The second in a series of workshops this winter, aimed at increasing Service-Playing skills and looking in particular at the requirements of the easier RCCO exams (please see the longer article on this topic). Location and time to be announced.

Led by Frances Macdonnell, this workshop will explain the requirements of the RCCO examinations for Worship Accompanist Certificate and for Service-Playing Certificate, and will begin by looking at the standards required for hymn-playing.

More experienced organists as well as students will benefit from our series of educational workshops this winter. All members are welcome - please come! For further information, please e-mail or phone 613-726-7984.


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An Exploration of the Music of

JEAN LANGLAIS

with
Kirkland Adsett & Blake Hargreaves
St. Matthew's Anglican
217 First Ave
(West of Bank)
Saturday January 18, 2014
2:00 pm

Download a Poster for workshop.

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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP #3

Service Playing Skills

Frances Macdonnell

Ian Bevell

Rideau Park United
(2203 Alta Vista Drive - at Cunningham)
Saturday February 1, 2014
Time: 10 am - noon

The third in a series of workshops this winter, aimed at increasing Service-Playing skills and looking in particular at the requirements of the easier RCCO exams (please see the longer article on this topic).

Led by Ian Bevell and Frances Macdonnell, this workshop will explain the requirements of the RCCO examinations for Worship Accompanist Certificate and for Service-Playing Certificate, and will begin by looking at the standards required for hymn-playing.

More experienced organists as well as students will benefit from our series of educational workshops this winter. All members are welcome - please come! For further information, please e-mail or phone 613-726-7984.


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STUDENT RECITAL

Saturday February 15, 2014
2:00 pm
Rideau Park United
2203 Alta Vista Drive (at Cunningham Ave)

Come and hear our students in recital. Admission is free.

Students of any age of any current member of the RCCO are eligible to play in this recital.

The purpose of this recital is to give students some valuable playing experience, so even beginning students are encouraged to play. The amount of playing time available to students will depend on how many students participate. If someone would like to play a hymn that the audience can sing during the recital, they are encouraged to do so.

Free will donations will be collected and will go towards the 'Scholarship for Beginning Organ Students'. Come out and support our young organists!

Students, please send the titles of the pieces you wish to play, in addition to a short biography about yourself by February 8th. To arrange practice time at Rideau Park United, please contact Ian Bevell at:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact or (613) 850-1785.


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VINYL ORGAN PUB NIGHT

Monday March 10, 2014
7:00 pm
Wellington Gastro Pub
1325 Wellington Ave
(between Parkdale and Island Park Drive)


On Monday March 10th, the Wellington Gastropub in Hintonberg will be hosting a listening party of significant organ performances on vinyl. This is being co-presented by Tetra Speakers (a locally based but internationally respected speaker company) which will bring in its audiophile-quality equipment. There is a fee of $25 which covers appetizers and a beverage with proceeds going to the Parkdale Food Bank and Kiwanis music scholarships.


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TRIP TO CASAVANT

Thursday March 13, 2014
Car Pool
There will be a trip to the Casavant factory in St-Hyacinthe is on Thursday, March 13th. Casavant may be making pipes that day. Even if they are not "throwing pipes", there is lots to see, with people working on various parts of pipe organs. There will be car pooling, and the group will leave in the morning, and be home before dinner time. If you are interested, please contact or phone 613-726-7984.
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MASTERCLASS

Dr. John Grew

St Clement's Church
formerly Ste-Anne
(Old St Patrick)
Saturday March 29, 2014

Professor Grew will lead a workshop/masterclass on Classical French organ music, with particular reference to Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. We hope some people will play movements by Clérambault, and it would be useful for people to bring scores. If you wish to buy a score, Clérambault is available in an inexpensive Kalmus edition (O3308). The class will start at 1:30 p.m., and will last until about 3. It will be free for RCCO members, and $10 for non-members.


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KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL - ORGAN CLASS

Friday April 11, 2014
10:30 am
St. Luke's Anglican Church
760 Somerset St W
(Corner of Bell St)

Although this is not one of our programmes, it does involve many of our student members and we are providing $500 in scholarship money to the participants. The adjudicator is Aurora Dokke, Director for the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conceptionn, Kingston

Come and support our students in recital.

Further informationn can bew found on the Kiwanis Music Festival website.

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EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP #4

Service Playing Skills

Frances Macdonnell

Saturday May 3, 2014

The fourth in a series of workshops this season, aimed at increasing Service-Playing skills and looking in particular at the requirements of the easier RCCO exams (please see the longer article on this topic). Location and time to be announced.

Led by Frances Macdonnell, this workshop will explain the requirements of the RCCO examinations for Worship Accompanist Certificate and for Service-Playing Certificate, and will begin by looking at the standards required for hymn-playing.

More experienced organists as well as students will benefit from our series of educational workshops this winter. All members are welcome - please come! For further information, please e-mail or phone 613-726-7984.


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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

St Paul's Presbyterian Church
971 Woodroffe (just North of the Queesnway)
Monday June 16
Time: 7:00 pm refreshments
7:30 meeting

This is your centre. The executive values the feedback received from members. Come out and voice your opinions on what you would like to have your Centre do.

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Centre is our opportunity to conduct the necessary business of the College but also to celebrate the year past and look forward to the coming year. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in decision making and to hear reports of the various convenors and national council representatives.

There is plenty of parking and the room is air-conditioned.


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