You are welcome to attend these free concerts in person or online at 56 Queen Street East! Donations go towards our Music program. Noon at Met concerts are livestreamed in HD here at metunited.ca/live and on our YouTube channel.

In partnership with the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, a wide range of singers and instrumentalists present free 45-minute noon hour concerts every Thursday from September 21 to November 30, 2023, and February 1 to May 30, 2024. Canada’s largest pipe organ is also featured prominently, appearing as a solo or accompanying instrument in over half of the concerts. Freewill donations support the ongoing musical ministry of Metropolitan United Church, and allow us to maintain our landmark heritage musical instruments and building. 

February 2024

February 22nd: Elijah Stevens, piano
February 29th: Jonathan Oldengarm, organ


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2023/2024

November 30 - Mark Himmelman, organist

A native of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Mark Himmelman began playing the organ at the young age of seven years and by age eight had played his first church service. At age eleven Mark began studies in piano and organ under David Zwicker. His teachers have also included Allen Wayte, F. Alan Reesor and John Vandertuin. Mark holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Prince Edward Island, and a Master of Arts in Community Music from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mark has held several positions as organist in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario and is currently Organist and Director of Music at St. Matthew on-the-Plains Anglican Church in Burlington, Ontario. As a composer Mark has over 50 compositions for organ, choir, handbells, and brass to his credit which he publishes under his own label “M.D. H. Music”. He was the 2014 – 2015 composer in residence for the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers of Woodstock, Ontario. As a recitalist, Mark has performed throughout Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. In 2006, he released his first compact disc entitled “Enigma”.

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November 23 - Jonathan Kravtchenko, pianist

"an exciting young [Canadian] composer" (CrushingClassical), Jonathan Kravtchenko is a rising talent and a promising young composer whose "..compositions have gained a loyal following." (BeachMetro).  Born in Toronto, Jonathan Kravtchenko took an early interest in music, beginning his musical journey at just five years old. He began taking formal lessons shortly after and later began composing.  "By the age of 8 or 9, he was attending masterclasses and recitals at the University of Toronto" (LudwigVan Toronto) , after studying with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto he began studying composition with Canadian Composer Robert Jennings.  His compositions focus on re-inventing the classical style, bringing out rich harmonies and creating unique neo-classical works. He has performed and premiered his compositions extensively and his works have been enjoyed by the audiences of Vienna, San Francisco, Chicago, London and Los Angeles among others.

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November 16 - Lindsay McIntyre, soprano

Lindsay McIntyre is a Canadian vocal artist whose work lies at the intersection of technical precision and the magic of mindful experience. Awed by the natural world, Lindsay believes music making is a form of transfiguration: creating moments out of thin air. A scholar of the voice, body, and meditative practices, Lindsay is particularly passionate about using her instrument as a vessel for contemporary music. Lindsay is a versatile soprano, celebrated for her crystalline extension, grounded presence, and captivating vocal colour.

Recent concert performances include Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Buxtehude’s “Membra Jesu Nostri” and the Canadian premier of Craig Hella Johnson’s “Considering Matthew Sheppard” with the Grand Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and Handel’s “Dixit Dominus” and BWV 4 & BWV 165 with the Theatre of Early Music. In 2023, Lindsay was featured as a Summer Musician at the Yellow Barn International Chamber Music Festival. 

Lindsay performs regularly with Toronto-based contemporary music company Soundstreams, with recent highlights including Reich’s “Drumming” with NEXUS and Torq percussion quartets, three seasons of “Electric Messiah,” a reimagined version of Handel’s classic piece, “Garden of Vanished Pleasures,” a musical reflection of the life of Derek Jarman, and two programs of the music of Claude Vivier which toured internationally in the spring of 2022.

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November 9 - Jonathan Oldengarm, harpsichordist

Harpsichordist, organist and chamber musician Jonathan Oldengarm is Minister of Music here at Metropolitan United Church, where he oversees an extensive musical programme that includes multiple ensembles, two concert series, and numerous annual musical service highlights. He is also responsible for maintaining and programming the church’s treasury of instruments, including Canada’s largest pipe organ, a 54-bell carillon, and more. He maintains an active solo performance, broadcast and recording schedule, and is a laureate of several international competitions. Recording credits include discs on the ATMA Classique, Klanglogo and Analekta labels with Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal; saxophonist Claudia Tesorino; the Ottawa Bach Choir (Lisette Canton, director); the A&P Choir (Jean-Sébastien Vallée, conductor); and Buzz Brass. Jonathan holds degrees in organ and harpsichord performance from Wilfrid Laurier and McGill Universities; the Fellowship diploma of the Royal Canadian College of Organists; and studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. From 2008 until 2022 he taught organ, harpsichord, keyboard skills, and liturgical improvisation at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, while serving  as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal. Upcoming projects include performances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, bass-baritone Daniel Lichti, the Elora Singers, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

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November 2 - Julia Mirzoev, violinist
with carillon recital at 11:30am

Violinist Julia Mirzoev has been featured in Canada’s “Top 30 Classical Musicians Under 30”, CBC radio 94.1, and classical 96.3 FM. Her awards include top prizes including the commissioned work prize at both the Michael Hill and Klein International Competitions, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal competition, grand prize at the Canadian Music Competition, and first prizes at the Crescendo International Competition and Cremona Music Festival competitions. As a soloist, Julia has performed with the Montreal Chamber Music Festival’s Jeunes Virtuoses Orchestra, the Scarborough Philharmonic, Sinfonia Toronto, the Canadian Sinfonietta, the University of Toronto Symphony, Orchestra Toronto, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. A passionate chamber musician, Julia has been a winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition, and has been invited to participate in the Sarasota, Manchester, Toronto, Yellow Barn, and Perlman Music Program Festivals. Julia is also a founding member of the Myriade String Quartet, coached by André Roy, who have been selected to compete in the live rounds of the Wigmore Hall and Trondheim String Quartet Competitions. A graduate of the University of Toronto, McGill University, and the Yale University School of Music, Julia has received the Broadus Erle Graduating Prize at the Yale School of Music, and the Golden Violin Award at McGill University. Her mentors include Andrew Wan, Ani Kavafian, Jonathan Crow, and Jacob Lakirovich. She is extremely excited to be part of the Rebanks Family Fellowship Program.

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October 26 - Joshua Zentner-Barrett, organist
with carillon recital at 11:30am

Josh Zentner-Barrett is an organist, liturgist, and musical enlivener based in Ottawa, ON. He is a PhD student in Theology at Saint Paul University where his research explores the impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the practice of Christian liturgy. Prior to beginning his PhD, Josh completed a Master of Arts in Theology at Saint Paul University, the Master of Sacred Music in Organ Performance at Southern Methodist University, and the Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. 

A dedicated church musician, Josh is deeply committed to global music in the context of the church community. He has worked for churches and seminaries in Canada and the United States, and currently serves as Director of Music for the Anglican Studies Program at Saint Paul University as well as a member of committee developing Then Let Us Sing / Ensemble, chantons!, the new music resource from The United Church of Canada.

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October 19 - Irina Bazik, pianist
with carillon recital at 11:30am

Dr. Irina Bazik is an internationally acclaimed pianist and researcher specializing in the nineteenth century repertoire. Her current research explores female composers-pianist in the nineteenth century, particularly focusing on the ways in which these women challenged tradition and influenced the development of piano repertoire of the time.

Bazik has been performing throughout the world from a young age, winning prizes at international piano competitions in Serbia, Italy, and France. The youngest student to ever be admitted to the Belgrade University of Arts at the age 14, Bazik completed her MMus at the Belgrade Music Academy under Mirjana Šuica-Babi. Upon graduating, Bazik won a full-merit scholarship for the Graduate Diploma Program at the Boston Conservatory under Michael Lewin. After her studies in Boston, Bazik was awarded a full-merit scholarship and a Teaching Assistantship position at UCLA, where she earned her DMA Degree. Bazik currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

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October 12 - Philip Joseph Filion
with carillon recital at 11:30am (Naoko Tsujita)

Philip J. Fillion was appointed Cathedral Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Michael, Toronto, in June 2022. He accompanies the many choirs of St. Michael Choir School at three sung Masses each weekend, in rehearsal, in concert, and on annual national and international tours. He was previously Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Dallas, one of the largest congregations in the Episcopal Church. There he accompanied the church’s four choirs, played for services, and assisted in the administration of the music program, particularly by training the youngest choristers. From 2017-2020, he was Organist and Director of Music at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn, NY. There, he directed the Choir and Schola Gregoriana, trained high school students in Gregorian chant, and accompanied the four weekend masses on the recently-restored 1890 Barckhoff and 1872 House organs (recipients of OHS Citations 396 and 397). He has also served as organist at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, Grace Church in Newark, NJ, and as choral accompanist at Elmhurst College in Chicago. He has given world premieres of works by Philip Moore, Cecilia McDowall, Angela Kraft Cross, and Todd Wilson, and accompanied choirs in tours of the United States and Europe. In 2017, he earned his master’s degree in sacred music and organ at Westminster Choir College, where he studied organ with Daryl Robinson, and his bachelor’s degree in organ performance at Wheaton College in 2015.



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October 5 - Christian Masucci Facchini, countertenor, and Jennifer Tung, pianist
with carillon recital at 11:30am (Elisa Tersigni)

The Toronto-born and raised countertenor, Christian Masucci-Facchini, is described as having a full, rich, and muscular sound, that paired with his “impressive stage presence” (Opera Canada), is propelling him through the classical and contemporary music scene today. He is an alumnus of St. Michael’s Choir School where he was trained in classical voice, piano and violin, from 2007-2017. He has performed as a chorister and soloist internationally across Europe and North America, as well as at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto. Christian is a graduate of York University where he studied Music, specializing in Classical Voice Performance with Stephanie Bogle. There, he achieved the first-place title in the York University Concerto Competition. For the past two years, Christian has been studying with a full-tuition Sheila K. Piercey Vocal Scholarship at The Glenn Gould School, as part of their Artist Diploma Program, at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Highlighted stage credits at The Conservatory from the 2021-2023 season include: Rinaldo in Handel’s, Rinaldo (GGS spring opera), Cupid in John Blow’s, Venus and Adonis (GGS fall opera) and Refugee in Jonathan Dove’s, Flight (GGS spring opera). 

Christian is very passionate about Baroque and Contemporary music and found his love for combining the music and styles of these eras through working as a soloist in Toronto for an exciting project entitled ‘Mother Sorrow’, a secular re-imagining of the ‘Stabat Mater’ by Pergolesi, in collaboration with Tafelmusik, with an all-Canadian cast and crew. A summer 2023 highlight for him was journeying to Thiré, France, to join Les Arts Florissants, a world-renowned Baroque music academy, in a summer program with co-director, Paul Agnew. There, Christian took part in inspiring and exciting masterclasses and a fabulous concert, featuring works by early English composers from the Restoration period.  Christian is a recent graduate of The Glenn Gould School and is looking forward to working on building this next phase of his professional career by continuing his relationship with The Conservatory, as he is thrilled to announce that he is selected as one of the 2023-24 artists in, The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program. Follow along on his musical journey on all social media platforms.



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September 28 - Jonathan Oldengarm, organist with carillon recital at 11:30am (Elisa Tersigni)

Opera at the Organ: Wagner organ transcriptions

Jonathan Oldengarm is Minister of Music at Metropolitan United Church, where he oversees a music programme that includes several ensembles and two concert series. A prizewinner at several national and international competitions, he concertizes in Europe and North America. Recent performance credits include the Elora Festival; the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; the 2017 and 2023 National Conventions of the RCCO/OHS; l’Harmonie des Saisons; the Ottawa Bach Choir; Bachfest in Leipzig; the Castle Church in Wittenberg; the Maison symphonique and St. Joseph Oratory (Montreal), Ensemble Caprice, McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He has been broadcast on the CBC, Radio Canada, Sirius Satellite Radio, NPR, RTÉ, and the European Broadcasting Union. His discography includes four organ and choral discs with the Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal; the complete choral-organ works of Widor and Vierne with Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal (ATMA Classique); “A Mare usque ad mare”, a disc of Canadian works for organ and saxophone, together with Claudia Tesorino (Klanglogo); two discs with the Ottawa Bach Choir; and most recently, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice with Buzz Brass (Analekta).

He holds a doctorate in organ performance from McGill University; the Fellowship diploma of the Royal Canadian College of Organists; and studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. From 2008 until 2022 he taught at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, while serving as Director of Music and Organist at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal.

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September 21 - Jamal Al Titi, baritone with carillon recital at 11:30am (Katherine Chen)

Repertoire includes works by Borodin, Franz, Rachmaninov, Santoliquido, Strauss and more

Jamal Al Titi is a Belarusian-born baritone whose passion for music expands from early works to opera. He now makes his home in Canada, and he is a recent bachelor’s voice performance graduate from the University of Toronto, having studied with Wendy Nielsen. During his final year as an undergraduate, Jamal won the Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song, the Faculty of Music’s most prestigious vocal prize, and was honoured to receive the 2023 faculty’s top honour award. In addition, Jamal was a winner of the Toronto Mozart Vocal Competition in 2023 and was a National Audition Finalist for L’Atelier Lyrique de L’Opéra de Montréal in 2022. Jamal has been featured numerous times with Brott Opera Festival. His roles have included Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème and Casacada in The Merry Widow. Additionally, he performed the role of Don Giovanni at the Banff Centre’s 2023 Opera in the 21st Century program, and performed as Belcore in L’Elisir D’Amore at Highlands Opera. Jamal began his studies at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts with Roland Fix, and counts bass Alain Coulombe among his mentors. This 2023/24 season, Jamal is honoured to be involved at The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at The Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School.

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Previous Season Highlights
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June 15 at 12pm
Matthew Fraser, organist

Celebration (Ruth Watson Henderson, b. 1932)

Variations on Kingsfold (Sarah MacDonald, b. 1968)
I. Chorale-Moderato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto
IV. Vivace

Berceuse-Marial, from Sonata no. 1, op. 91 (Rachel Laurin, b. 1960)

Allegro giocoso, from Suite Romantique (Denis Bédard, b. 1950)

Sursum Corda (Tate Pumfrey, b. 1998)

Sicilienne (Mark Himmelmann, b. 1978)

Toccata Andromeda, from Triptych (Paul Halley, b. 1952)

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May 18
MSB Quintet

Alleluia (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. David Marlatt)

Contrapunctus 1 (Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Robert King)

Overture to HMS Pinafore (Sir Arthur Sullivan, arr. Walter H. Barnes)

The Water is Wide (Traditional, arr. Michael C. Green)

Three Pieces (Ludwig Maurer, arr. Robert Nagel)

American Patrol (F.W. Meecham, arr. Arthur Frackenpohl)

Three Spirituals (Traditional, arr. Walter H. Barnes)
Go Down Moses
My Lord What a Morning
Joshua Fit the Battle

The Magnificent Seven (Elmer Bernstein, arr. Adrian Wagner)

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May 4
Glenn Gould Chamber Music Showcase

GGS Students accompanied by Jonathan Oldengarm, organist

Chaconne in G minor (Tomaso Antonio Vitali, 1663-1745)

Tiffany Yeung, violin 

Trois Mouvements (Jehan Alain, 1911-1940)
  Andante
  Allegro con grazia
  Allegro vivace 

Hannah Silverberg, flute

Trio Sonata in A Minor, TWV 42:a4 (Georg Philipp Telemann, 1682-1767)
  Affettuoso
  Vivace
  Grave
  Menuet 

Hannah Silverberg, flute
Tyler Romsberg, oboe
Kuan-Yu Huang, cello 

Contrapuctus IV, from The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750 arr. Taran Plamondon)

Bradley Cairns-Digel, trumpet (pictured)
Laura Kuri, trumpet
Aaron Sieve, horn
Kris Leslie, trombone
Benito Vargas, tuba

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April 27
University of Toronto Piano Showcase

Shuman Zhou

Miserere (Franz Liszt, 1811-1886)
Trois Morceaux pour Piano (Lili Boulanger, 1893-1918)

Kelsey Zhong

Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118, nos. 4-6 (Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897)
Allegro appassionato, from Piano Sonata,  op. 21 (Cécile Chaminade, 1857-1944)

Mariya Orlenko

Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante (Frédéric Chopin, 1810-1849)

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April 13
Dior String Quartet

Joined together from Israel, Korea-Canada, Saint Lucia, and the USA, the Dior Quartet is the Quartet-in-Residence at the Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

String Quartet in E Minor, op. 59 no. 2 (Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827)
Allegro
Molto adagio ("Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento")
Allegretto - Thème russe
Finale

String Quartet in F Minor, op. 80 (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847)
Allegro vivace assai
Allegro assai
Adagio
Finale: Allegro molto

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March 23
Jonas Apeland, organ

Apparition de l’Église éternelle (Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992(

Naïades, op. 55 no. 2 (Louis Vierne, 1870-1937)

O Mensch, bewein dein’ Sünde groß, BWV 622 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)

Symphonie V en fa mineur, op. 41 no. 5 (Charles-Marie Widor, 1844-1937)
i. Allegro vivace
iv. Adagio
v. Toccata

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March 16
DANIEL TURNER & LUIS MEDINA, GUITARISTS

Violin Sonata No. 3, BWV 1005 (J.S. Bach, 1685-1750)
Adagio
Fuga
Largo
Allegro Assai
  Daniel Turner, guitarist

Aires de Son (G. Tamez, b. 1948)
Aire Istmeño
Quedo 
Son Trunco

Sonatango (J.C. Oliva, b. 1947)
Pasión
Te perdono
Vuelvo a creer
Tengo el alma destrozada
  Luis Angel Medina, guitarist

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March 2
Jonelle Sills, soprano and Brahm Goldhamer, pianist

Three Songs (Florence Price, 1887-1953)
Beside the Sea
Dawn's Awakening
Moonbridge 

Stridono Lassú (Ruggero Leoncavallo, 1857-1919)

Vilja's Lied (Franz Lehar, 1870-1948)

Two Songs (Johannes Brahms, 1883 -1897)
Es träumte mir
Unbewegte laue Luft

3 Songs from Honey and Rue (André Previn, 1929 - 2019)
Whose House Is This
Do You Know Him 
Take My Mother Home 

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February 16
Joshua Duncan Lee, organ

Met's Wayne C. Vance Organ Scholar

Processional (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, 1875-1912)

Reverie (William Grant Still, 1895-1978)

Suite (Florence Price, 1887-1953)
      Fantasy - Fughetta - Air - Toccato [sic]

Reflection (Chan Ka Nin, b. 1949)

The Lord is My Shepherd (Kola Owolabi, b. 1977)

O Give Thanks To the Lord (Kola Owolabi)

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February 9
Jonathan Oldengarm, organ

Met's Minister of Music plays music of Herbert Fricker and others, from the collection of Ivor Baldwin

Arioso and Finale (David Hurd, b. 1950)

Retrospection
(Florence Price, 1899-1952)

From Two Preludes on Yoruba Folk Melodies (Fela Sowande, 1905-1987)
       1. K’A mura

Joshua fit de Battle ob Jericho
(Spiritual, arr. Fela Sowande)

A Whimsical Intermezzo
(Judith M. Baity, b. ca. 1960)

Go Down, Moses
(Spiritual, arr. W.C. Handy, 1873-1958 ;adapted by Walter C. Simon)

 

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February 2
Hannah Crawford, soprano

Prizewinner in the COC's Centre Stage Competition

With Spencer Kryzanowski, pianist

Dich teure Halle, from Tannhäuser (Wagner)

Three Songs (Emery)                    
For Broken and Tired am I 
Sweet Bide with me
Requiescat

Porgi, amor, qualche ristoro, from Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart)

Four Songs, op. 13 (Barber)
Sure on this shining night 

Hérodiade (Massenet)
Il est doux, il est bon 

Rückert-Lieder (Mahler)
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen 
Ich atmet einen Linden Duft
Um Mitternacht

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Aaron James, organ with Jonathan Oldengarm, piano
Thursday November 24

Prélude, Fugue et Variation, op. 11 - César Franck, 1822-1890
(version by the composer for harmonium and piano)

Adoration - Felix Borowski, 1872-1956 
arr. for piano and organ by Roy Spaulding Stoughton, 1884-1953

Symphonic Piece, for Organ and Piano - Joseph W. Clokey, 1890-1960
Dialogue
Romance
Scherzo
Intermezzo
Fugue

Aaron James is the Director of Music at the Toronto Oratory of St Philip Neri, and a sessional lecturer in organ at the University of Toronto. An alumnus of the Eastman School of Music, he graduated in 2016 with both a PhD degree in musicology and a DMA degree in organ, along with the Performer’s Certificate in organ. He was the 2011 winner of the National Organ Playing Competition of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and has won numerous other prizes for his organ playing, including first place in the Florence and Stanley Osborne Organ Competition and the Howard Fairclough Organ Competition; he was also a finalist in the 2012 Franz Schmidt International Organ Competition (Kitzbühel, Austria). He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and currently serves the College as national Chair of Examinations. His writing has been published in various scholarly and general-interest publications in print and online, including the Journal of the Alamire Foundation, Early Music, Antiphon, New Liturgical Movement, Organ Canada, Sacred Music, The Lamp, Oxford Bibliographies Online and Grove Music Online.

 

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Rashaan Allwood, organ
Thursday, November 10

Transports de joie, from L’Ascension - Olivier Messiaen, 1908-1992

Alles, was von Gott geboren, from BWV 80 - J.S. Bach, 1685-1750
transcribed for organ by Rashaan Allwood 

Prelude in G, BWV 884 - J.S. Bach transcribed by Max Reger, 1873-1916 

In memory of… - Rashaan Allwood  

Fantasia on Von Gott will ich nicht lassen - Bert Matter, b. 1937

Canonic Etude no. 2 in A minor - Robert Schumann, 1810-1856 

So There! - Rashaan Allwood

Adagio, from Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85 - Edward Elgar, 1857-1924 
transcribed by Rashaan Allwood

Allegro marziale, from Mazeppa, s. 100 - Franz Liszt, 1811-1886 
transcribed by Rashaan Allwood

Rashaan Rori Allwood is a multi-talented musician based out of Toronto, currently pursuing a PhD in Composition. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance and a Master's degree in Organ Performance. Rashaan is the recipient of the 2022 Marilyn Mason Award in Organ Composition from the American Guild of Organists, who commissioned him to compose a new piece for solo organ to be premiered in Washington in 2022. Rashaan was also one of the ICOT call for scores winners for short Piano works by Canadian composers in 2020. Rashaan is now the Director of Music at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Toronto where he regularly premieres his own new works, and organises performances for choir and instrumentalists. As a soloist, he has toured across Europe, and performed at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, UK, St. Nikolai-Kirche in Leipzig, Germany and St. Pierre’s Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland.

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