Events

This page presents events of our current season.  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 a list of past events, visit our archive pages for 2019-20 and 2018-19.

Event of Interest
St. Lawrence Choral Reading Sessions  Summer 2020

At the home of Jeffrey Moellman.  All are welcome to join together for these friendly outdoor choral reading sessions where social-distancing measures will be in place.  Bring a chair if you have one, water, and a pencil.  Past sessions have featured sightreading of such works as the Zigeunerlieder by Brahms, Mozart’s “Great” Mass in c minor, and Healey Willan’s “Rise Up, My Love.”  To sign up for a session, contact Jeff by email or phone at 613-985-2224.  We hope that you will be able to share your beautiful voice!

Event of Interest
Virtual Voices, with Cantabile Choirs of Kingston  Beginning September 2020

Online.  Here is a wonderful opportunity for many choral singers, including members of your own choir who may not be able to sing for some time.  This virtual programme would provide some superb choral training, voice building, singing repertoire, and community building.  There are no auditions required and it is open to anyone in the Kingston community and beyond.  There are three streams:  for children, teens, and adults.  We hope that you will join us and that you’ll encourage your church choir members who might be interested in receiving additional training to participate.  For more information, visit the Cantabile website.

RCCO Ottawa Centre Event
Making a Collaborative Video with Your Choir  Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

A webinar archived on YouTube.  Gordon Johnston will demonstrate the process of making a collaborative video, with all your singers submitting individually recorded videos from their dining rooms, and then they all get combined together into a video with multiple windows and a deliriously beautiful soundtrack.  Information about how to get reasonably-priced professional assistance with audio and video production will be provided.  In addition, other aspects of choir management during “Covid-tide” can be discussed.  Featured music is “Lead Me, Lord” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley.  To watch an archive of the webinar, click on the following link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxkJNOlA-8I.  Visit the website of the Ottawa Centre for more online events and webinars.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Zoom Cocktail Party  Sunday, September 20, 2020, 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Via Zoom.  Join us for a chat over cocktails or your favourite beverage.  Open to all members and friends.  To receive the Zoom link by email, contact our President Brad Mills or our Chair and Past President Michael Capon or any Executive member.  We intend to host another one in November or January.  Stay tuned!

Event of Interest
Concerts of the Dominion Carillonneur  Most weekdays, 12:00-12:20 p.m.

Live audio stream.  These short concerts take place most weekdays and are broadcast over the internet from the Peace Tower of Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.  Programming includes classical and popular music.  Visit the Carillon page of the House of Commons website for a link to the online livestream.

Event of Interest
Annual Culture Days Recital by the Moellman Family  October 2020

YouTube from St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Kingston.  For your listening pleasure, tune in to this year’s edition of the annual Culture Days recital by the Moellman Family at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, https://youtu.be/G9VsCmruoOQ, featuring Jeffrey Moellman, organist of St. Mary’s Cathedral, and his children on piano and violin.  The recital program may be viewed on the St. Paul’s website.  Many thanks to Rev. Kris Michaelson for bringing this recital to fruition!

Event of Interest
Advent Lessons and Carols  Sunday, November 29, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Cathedral, 279 Johnson Street, Kingston.  The choir of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Jeffrey Moellman, director and organist, and Father Shawn Hughes, presider, will present six centuries of stirring choral gems by Goudimel, Hancock, Hunnicutt, Manz, Ord, Rachmaninoff, Vaughan Williams, and Willan.  The perfect, candlelit beginning to an Advent of preparation and prayer:  a journey through Salvation History with Sacred Scripture, magnificent choral reflections, and favourite Advent hymns.  All are welcome to attend in person with a mask or on livestream (the event will be livestreamed at the following link, https://youtu.be/Mqio3Jhj8YE, which will also be on the Cathedral’s website).  The program, once available, will also be posted on the Cathedral’s livestream page and below the YouTube video.  For more information, visit https://stmaryscathedral.ca or facebook.com/stmaryscathedral or call 613-546-5521.

Event of Interest
Christmas Lessons and Carols  Sunday, December 27, 2020

Kingston’s St. James Anglican Church YouTube channel.  The combined parishes of St. James Anglican, St. Mark’s Lutheran, and St. Paul’s Anglican in Sydenham will present a recorded Christmas Lessons and Carols service on December 27 at www.youtube.com/c/StJamesAnglicanChurchKingstonOntario.  The service will feature mashup videos of “O come, all ye faithful” and “Hark, the herald angels sing,” with contributions from all three congregations.  There will also be instrumental music, the St. James Praise Band, a choral anthem, other carols, and readings.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Twelfth Night Party  Sunday, January 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Zoom.  You are cordially invited to participate in our Twelfth Night Zoom Party and encouraged to have festive hors d’oeuvres and beverage at hand.  Offerings of recitations, dances, songs, quizzes, stories, jokes, and any other assorted entertainments are most welcome.  A Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Online Social and Trivia Gathering  Sunday, April 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Zoom.  In keeping with this year’s Centre virtual gatherings, join us for socializing and trivia at this online event.  Bring your news, and two or three of your own trivia questions, and see if you can stump us!  A Zoom link has been sent by David Cameron in an e-vite; for more information, you may contact him at 613-549-7125.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Annual General Meeting, Part I  Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Annual General Meeting, Part II  Sunday, June 20, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Zoom.  Our Annual General Meeting is being held on Zoom over two Sundays.  The first part, on the first Sunday, will feature the meeting of members and friends at which officers of the Centre Executive will be appointed and events discussed and planned for the 2021-2022 season.  The second part, held on the second Sunday, will feature a concert by members and friends who will share, over Zoom, pre-recorded videos of themselves playing a piece of music.  We hope you will join us on both Sundays!  For more information, or to receive the links to the Zoom meetings, please contact our President, Brad Mills, or our Chair, Michael Capon.

 

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