The Toronto Chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and The Organ Historical Society announce “A Festival of Pipes: Building Bridges, Forging Friendships,” to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, July 2–6. The convention will feature organs by Létourneau, Gabriel Kney, Hellmuth Wolff, Karl Wilhelm, Schoenstein & Co., M. P. Möller, S. R. Warren, Breckels & Matthews, R. S. Williams & Sons, Halbert Gober, Gerhard Brunzema, and Guilbault-Thérien. There will be 16 workshops and lectures.
Opening the festival is a choral event at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Nathan Laube will perform at Metropolitan United Church on Casavant Frères Opus 1367 (1930, 1998), Canada’s largest pipe organ. Other performers include Chelsea Chen, Jean-Willy Kunz, Ken Cowan, Christa Rakich, Jonathan Oldengarm, Manuel Piazza, and Aaron Tan, among many others.
For information: rcco.organhistoricalsociety.org.