Christmas Variety Show and Sing-Along
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Variety Show and Sing-Along

Celebrate the Christmas season in style at Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Sing some of your favourite Christmas carols with organ and jazz trio accompaniment. And sit back and enjoy musical performances, dramatic readings from members of the Pacific Theatre company, and witness the world premiere of the (handbell-style) Organ Pipe Choir!

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RCCO Vancouver: Halloween Organ Concert
7:30 PM19:30

RCCO Vancouver: Halloween Organ Concert

As part of Vancouver's tradition of organists playing spooky music for Halloween, Michael will be performing arrangements of two selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite (Ase's Death & In the Hall of the Mountain King).

The concert is incredible fun, so dress up and enjoy!



New this year: “Frankenstein”, a 1910 silent movie

with live organ accompaniment  by Edward Norman



Presented by the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Vancouver Centre

In partnership with the St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church Sacred Music Series

Friday October 27, 7:30 pm 

St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson at Burrard, Vancouver, BC

Underground pay parking available off the alley on the opposite side of the church to Nelson.

 Admission free, freewill offering

 A Halloween themed event not to be missed!  In a dark, neo-gothic church, the audience will see the first ever movie version of “Frankenstein”, dating from 1910, with live, improvised organ accompaniment.  In addition, see and hear vampires, witches, zombies and other strange creatures performing music ranging from Bach's famous D minor Toccata to themes from Pirates of the Caribbean and Phantom of the Opera, complemented by eerie readings and ghostly decorations. Halloween themed treats for everyone following the concert.  Costumes encouraged!

Participating organists: Michael Dirk, Tamar Genossar, Huiyan Ma, John Mitchell, Edward Norman, Gail Ovington, Angelique Po, Michael Park, and Haruyo Shikano Abramson, with MC Sam Balden.

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Vancouver Pro Musica: Workshop @ CMC
10:00 AM10:00

Vancouver Pro Musica: Workshop @ CMC

Michael Park Workshop

Saturday, September 30  from 10 am–2 pm

Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie St. Vancouver

Admission by donation at the door

Vancouver Pro Musica invites all composers to attend this workshop, featuring Sonic Boom 2018's Featured Artist, pianist-composer Michael Park. This event is designed to help prepare composers for writing new works for the Sonic Boom 2018 concert festival in March. There will be the opportunity to have brief sketches (up to 3 minutes of music) read by Michael Park.

This workshop will serve as an opportunity to learn more about extended technique and writing for piano, and an introduction to the concept of a speaking pianist. For more information on the Sonic Boom Festival or to submit a score, please visit our call for scores.


About the Artists: Michael Park

Michael Park is a composer and pianist with a keen interest in speech, humour, and collaboration. His music aims to give audiences an experience beyond the realm of traditional concert-going. Heralded for his innovative projects, his Ted Talk Experiencing Disease Through Music has been described as movinghaunting, and an amazing translation of the disease [Alzheimer's]. His opera, Diagnosis: Diabetes was awarded the Gold Medal and BMO Advocacy Award at the 2013 Boston Metro Opera's International Composer Competition.

Michael completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at The University of British Columbia, graduate studies at The University of Western Ontario (2009), and undergraduate studies at the University of Manitoba (2007). His principal composition teachers include Dorothy Chang, Omar Daniel, Peter Paul Koprowski, Gordon Fitzell, and Orjan Sandred.

An accomplished pianist, Michael’s experiences with improvisation and multi-disciplinary collaboration led him to studies in composition. He regularly performs his own works, as well as those of his colleagues and continues to collaborate with a wide variety of artists, including dancers, poets, visual artists, and musicians.

He is co-founder of Art Song Lab, an innovative program that teams composers with poets. Michael is an associate composer with the Canadian Music Centre, pianist with Erato Ensemble, and sits on the board of directors for Redshift Music Society.

Michael Park's Website 

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