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RCCO Vancouver: Halloween Organ Concert

  • St Andrew's Wesley 1022 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 4S7 Canada (map)

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.

Earlier Event: October 17
Redshift: Still Life with Echo
Later Event: December 9
Erato: Tom Johnson's Four-Note Opera