The Royal Canadian College of Organists


WINNIPEG CENTRE

The Royal Canadian College of Organists was founded in 1909 in Brantford, ON, and within a couple of years had members from coast to coast. It is Canada’s oldest musicians’ association. The National Office is located in Toronto, and there are 28 centres across Canada.

The Winnipeg Centre of the RCCO provides a wide variety of programmes including organ recitals, organ and choral events, professional development workshops, a local newsletter, scholarships for pianists who wish to learn to play the organ, and social activities. The mentorship and education of youth, and the emotional and professional support of members are high on the priority list for the Winnipeg Centre.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2019
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church Woodhaven
2700 Portage Avenue

“Come and find the quiet centre” at these short services of communion; scripture readings and five pieces of organ music played by a different member of the RCCO at each service. Services are followed by a fellowship time complete with cinnamon buns and tea or coffee. 

Mar 13  Marlon Goolcharan

Mar 20  Michael Cutler

Mar 27  Ben Honeyford

Apr 3     Dorcas Windsor

Apr 10   Ian Campbell

Sunday, March 7, 2019
4:00 p.m
St. George’s Anglican Church (Crescentwood)
168 Wilton at Grosvenor

Choral Evensong
Magnificat and Nunc Dimities by
Stanford in D
Responses by Smith
Anthem – “Civitas sancti tut” by Byrd

Assisting organist – Lottie Enns-Brau

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Bach Marathon

1:00 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m.
Young United Church
222 Furby Street

Greetings to one and all! 

The Winnipeg Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists invites you (and your students) to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in a Bach Marathon on Saturday afternoon, May 4 at Young United Church. This event will be a celebration of the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is open to all ages and skill levels of performers and any instrument, including voice and ensembles. If you or your students or colleagues play or sing anything by Bach, the event is for you!

Please register your interest in participating by sending an email to our coordinator Linda Fearn before March 22

linfearn@mymts.net

We will need:

~the name of the performer(s)

~the title and length of the piece(s)

~an indication whether performance time is completely flexible or whether there is a preference for performance time between 1 pm and 4 pm. 

Young United Church has a two manual Letourneau tracker organ, a Steinway grand piano and wonderful natural acoustics. One of the features of this marathon will be the inclusion of the RCCO educational resource – the OrgelkidsCAN organ.

Audience members are welcome to come and go as they please. Admission to the Bach Marathon will be by donation with all proceeds going to the support of RCCO educational resources which include scholarships for beginning organists and the OrgelkidsCAN kit.

We look forward to your response. The deadline for a response is March 22.

 

 

 

OFFICERS

2018-2019

 

President & National Council Representative

Vice President

Past-President

Secretary

Treasurer

Membership

Professional Support

Member At Large

Dorcas Windsor

Peter Fyne

Lynne Mavins

Rick Morgan

Lynne Mavins

Nancy Nowosad

Tanis Kolisnyk

Michael Kurek

President & National Council Representative

Dorcas Windsor

Vice President

Peter Fyne

Past-President

Lynne Mavins

Secretary

Rick Morgan

Treasurer

Lynne Mavins

Membership

Nancy Nowosad

Professional Support

Nancy Nowosad

Member At Large

Michael Kurek

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

 

Chair
Lottie Enns-Braun

Duane Gaukel
Michael Kurek
Dorcas Windsor
Russ Greene
Lynne Mavins
Sam Tidd

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE 

 

Chair
Linda Fearn

Dorcas Windsor
Kerrine Wilson

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Newsletter
Russ Greene

Web–Master
Russ Greene

Publicity
Duane Gaukel

Internal Communications
Dorcas Windsor

EX-OFFICIO

 

Chaplain and Professional Support
Rev. Deacon Tanis Kolisnyk

Archivist
Peter Fyne

CONTACT US

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