Our 2019-20 season has begun.  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.  To view an archive of events from our past season, visit the Archive page.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Season Kick-Off Party with Potluck and Video  Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Fran and David’s House, Kingston.  The RCCO Kingston Centre begins the season with a potluck dinner at Fran and Dave’s and Jeff Moellman is bringing a really interesting 51-minute video.  “Opus d’amour” is a musical documentary that tells twin stories:  the enduring love of a husband, Stuart Davis, for his wife, Winona; and a community’s fulfilment of a dream to bring one of the world’s largest concert pipe organs to a concert hall on the Canadian prairie.  This film, underscored by an original concerto from Quebec composer Jacques Hétu, follows the Opus 50, lovingly crafted by the artisans of Orgues Létourneau, as it is installed in Edmonton’s Francis Winspear Centre for Music.  Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra with organ soloist Rachel Laurin.  Additional organ music performed by Marnie Giesbrecht with Joachim Segger.

Event of Interest
The Moellman Family in Concert  Sunday, September 29, 2019, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 137 Queen Street (at Montreal), Kingston.  The Moellman Family perform works on violin and piano by Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Clementi, Debussy, and Kreisler as part of Kingston’s Culture Days.  Jeffrey Moellman is an RCCO member, and organist of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Event of Interest
Vespers for the 171st Anniversary of the Dedication of St. Mary’s Cathedral  Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street (at Clergy), Kingston.  Vespers will be celebrated to mark this important anniversary and will be led by the Cathedral Choir and guests, conducted by organist and director of music, Jeffrey Moellman, featuring motets by Bruckner and Paul Bouman (d. 2019).  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Event of Interest
Evensong and Concert:  A Celebration of New Light and Presentation of Bay of Quinte Mohawk Flag  Sunday, October 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 137 Queen Street (at Montreal), Kingston.  Archbishop Mark MacDonald of the new National Indigenous Anglican Church of Canada will dedicate a Bay of Quinte Mohawk flag to mark historic ties with Molly Brant, who is interred in St. Paul’s churchyard, and with Tyendinaga and the ongoing work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at a celebratory Evensong and Concert.  David Cameron will conduct St. George’s Cathedral Concert Singers and Chamber Orchestra, and the event will feature a new organ piece by himself, played by colleague Aurora Dokken, and a concert of Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”  Cameron and Dokken are members of the RCCO, as is the Reverend Kris Michaelson, Rector of St. Paul’s and Chaplain of the RCCO Kingston Centre, who will officiate at the service.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
David Simon in Concert  Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  Organist David Simon of St. James Cathedral, Toronto, will play a public concert on St. George’s organ.  The program will include the complete “Symphonie romane” by the French composer Charles-Marie Widor.  Admission is $20 ($10 students) at the door.  David Simon has played recitals and accompanied choir tours across North America, Europe, the U.K., and Russia, and has given premieres with the Toronto and New Haven Symphony Orchestras.  In 2019 he won first prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists national competition and in 2018 won first prize and audience prize in the University of Michigan organ improvisation competition.  Additional information is available on page 10 of our September 2019 newsletter, a link to which may be found on our Newsletter page.

A list of additional upcoming events will be posted in the near future.


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