Events

Below is a list of upcoming events for the 2018-19 season; past events are listed following.  Events organized by our Centre are designated as RCCO Kingston Centre Events, while other events are listed as Events of Interest.  To submit a listing, contact the website editor.

Event of Interest
Travis Mendel and Denis Gagné in Concert  Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville.  Trumpeter Travis Mendel from Ottawa and organist Denis Gagné from Montreal will offer a “valves and pipes” concert, featuring several Canadian works.  A reception will follow.  For more information, visit St. Thomas’ website.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
College Service  Sunday, November 25, 2018, 4 p.m.

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville.  The College Service is our annual celebration of the College and the Centre.  It is ecumenical.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend the service.  Organ preludes begin a half-hour prior.  The Rev. Brad Beale, rector of St. Thomas’, and the Rev. Kris Michaelson, chaplain of the RCCO Kingston Centre, will officiate.  Centre scholarships for 2018-19 will be presented to our organ students.  Organists and their choir members are invited to participate in a massed choir.  A Kingston rehearsal for participants will take place at St. George’s Cathedral on Saturday, November 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Participants may also rehearse at the normal choir practice time of St. Thomas’ Church.  All choristers are asked to meet at St. Thomas’ at 2:45 on the day of the service.  For more information, contact our host, Francine Nguyen-Savaria.

Event of Interest
Michael Capon in Concert  Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12:15-12:50 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  The organist of St. George’s, Michael Capon, will perform music by J.S. Bach, Frederick Karam, and others, as part of the Cathedral’s noon-hour Advent concert series.  Admission is free, with a voluntary offering collected.  For more information, call 613-548-4617 or visit www.stgeorgescathedral.ca or www.facebook.com/StGeorgeConcerts.

Event of Interest
J.S. Bach’s Cantata 140 (Wachet auf)  Thursday, December 20, 2018, 12:15-12:50 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  The Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir, directed by David Cameron, will perform Bach’s Cantata 140, as part of the Cathedral’s noon-hour Advent concert series.  Admission is free, with a voluntary offering collected.  For more information, call 613-548-4617 or visit www.stgeorgescathedral.ca or www.facebook.com/StGeorgeConcerts.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Twelfth Night Party  Sunday, January 6, 2019, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Party room at Carol and Gord Ramer’s home, Kingston.  The Twelfth Night Party will be held on a Sunday afternoon this year, instead of a Friday evening.  All members, friends, and guests are welcome.  Bring a snack to share – an appetizer or dessert, and a drink for yourself if you like.  Coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic punch will be provided.  All are invited to contribute something entertaining, be it a story, song, quiz, or anything else.  There is a piano.

Event of Interest
Matthieu Latreille in Concert  Sunday, January 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville.  Matthieu Latreille, an organist at St. Thomas’, will present a solo organ recital.  The program will feature works by Mendelssohn, Reger, Merkel, and Bach, including the famous chorale prelude “An Wasserflüssen Babylon” employing the double pedal technique.  The pipe organ of St. Thomas’ is one of the finest in the Quinte area.  A live projection on a screen will allow the audience to see the organist performing.  A reception will follow.  For more information, visit St. Thomas’ website.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Sarah Svendsen in Concert  Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  This year’s RCCO Travelling Clinician Sarah Svendsen will present a public organ concert on the evening of February 26 and a special organ concert for young people from area schools the following afternoon.  Admission to the evening concert is pay-what-you-can.  For more information, contact Damien Macedo or Charlie Walker.  To read about the RCCO’s Travelling Clinicians program, click here.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Great Bach Marathon and Community of Organists Concert  Saturday, March 30, 2019

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East (at Princess), Kingston.  Last year’s event took place over five hours on an afternoon in March and featured about 40 musicians and a variety of instruments, including piano, violin, oboe, flute, trombone, voice, etc., followed by pieces played on the organ by RCCO members and students.  It was such a success, we decided to hold it again!  All lovers of the music of J.S. Bach are invited to listen or perform.  Come when you can and leave when you must!

For more information or to reserve a performance time for yourself or your students, contact Fran Harkness or Joan Egnatoff.

Event of Interest
The Neighbours  Sunday, April 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville.  On Easter Sunday, violinist Sofia-Marie Bergeron, classical dancer Paola Bergeron, and organist Francine Nguyen-Savaria will present a collaboration featuring works by Bach, Corelli, Veracini, and Vitali.  A reception will follow.  For more information, visit St. Thomas’ website.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Hymn Sing  Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  RCCO members, friends, and local choristers from across the region are invited to participate in a massed choir for a hymn sing.  Members of the public are encouraged to attend – and sing along!  For more information, contact Michael Capon or Jeff Moellman.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Annual General Meeting and Potluck Supper  June 2019

The cottage of Carol and Gord Ramer, near Verona.  All Centre members and friends are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting at which plans will be made for the next season, including the appointment of Executive members and suggestions for the season’s programming.  The meeting will be followed by a potluck supper.  Bring a lawn chair if you have one!

Past Events of the Season

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Road Trip to Napanee  Saturday, September 22, 2018

Various locations in and around Napanee.  This day-long event is an organ crawl to area churches combined with lunch at the Waterfront River Pub, 22 Water Street West, Napanee, and a visit to the Canadian Piano Museum, 138 Robinson Street, Napanee.  For more information, contact David Cameron at 613-549-7125 or by email.

 

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