Events

The following are events of our 2021-22 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 2020-21, 2019-20, and 2018-19.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Fall Meet-and-Greet  Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Pavilion, Lake Ontario Park, 920 King Street West, Kingston.  This will be the Centre’s first face-to-face meeting since the Twelfth Night Party in January 2020!  All members and friends are invited.  Please bring a chair or a blanket to sit on, and your own drinks and snacks, and two or three trivia questions from any field, on any topic.  Social distancing will be observed for this in-person event.  Please join us!

RCCO Event
Organ Festival Canada 2021  Until September 30, 2021

Online.  There is still time to listen to the programs on the Organ Festival Canada 2021 website, the College’s first virtual festival, organized by the Hamilton Centre.  The virtual format of the festival allowed organizers to present events in both Hamilton and many far-flung places, such as Ottawa, Coventry, Edmonton, Guelph, Umbria, Granby, Toronto, Houston, and New York, showcasing some magnificent instruments and artists, including Rachel Laurin, Rachel Mahon, Angela Hewitt, Isabelle Demers, Duo Majoya, David Simon, Jean-Willy Kunz, Matthew Larkin, and David Enlow.

Event of Interest
Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival  November 5-7 and 12-14, 2021

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 335 Main Street, Picton.  Artists this year include the New Orford String Quartet, Amici Chamber Ensemble, Rolston String Quartet, and others.  For more information, visit the festival website at pecmusicfestival.com.

Event of Interest
Special Service of Remembrance for All Souls  Sunday, November 7, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston.  Join us for this very special service of Remembrance for All Souls.  The service will include the Fauré Requiem performed by members of the Caelis Academy Ensemble, with orchestra, under the direction of Matthew Larkin.  The service is a solemn, high mass, using the High Altar.  Anyone who wishes to include the name of someone to be remembered at this service is welcome to do so by contacting the Cathedral Office at 613-548-4617.  A link to register for attendance at the liturgy may be found at All Souls at the Cathedral Church of St George.

Event of Interest
Kingston Baroque Consort, a Concert of Music for Winds and Strings  Friday, November 26, 2021, 5:15 p.m.

St. James Church, 10 Union Street, Kingston.  The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) presents a concert of music for winds and strings, featuring Julia McFarlane (violin), Katie Legere (bassoon), Jeff Hamacher (cello), and Michael Capon (harpsichord).  The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to historically informed practice of music from the Baroque era.  Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.  A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines, and with appropriate physical distancing.  Tickets cost $20 each.  For tickets and information, visit livemusickingston.ca/kingston-baroque-consort, call 613-217-5099, or write to legerek@queensu.ca.

Event of Interest
Procession with Carols on Advent Sunday  Sunday, November 28, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston.  Tickets are now available for the Advent Procession with Carols.  Join the Choir of St. George’s as the Cathedral celebrates the beginning of Advent.  This service prepares us for the journey from Advent to Christmas, with lessons that reflect our journey from darkness to light, illuminated with hymns and carols.  The service begins in darkness, with the candles gradually filling the Cathedral with light as the choir carries the light — and message — into the Cathedral.  This event has limited seating, but will also be available virtually.  A free ticket is required to attend.  Proof of vaccination and ID will be required at the door.  To register, visit the Cathedral’s event web page.

Event of Interest
Advent Recital Series  Saturday, December 4, 11, and 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East, Kingston.  The artists in this year’s Advent Recital Series include Alexandre Huneault, Paleni Piano Duo, and Matthew Larkin.  For more information, visit the cathedral website at stgeorgescathedral.ca.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Twelfth Night Party  Sunday, January 9, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

Via Zoom.  Join us for our holiday event, the Twelfth Night Party!  All members and friends are invited to participate.  You are encouraged to enjoy your own festive hors d’oeuvres and beverage during this online gathering.  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.

Event of Interest
The Play of Light and Shadow  Friday, March 11, 2022, 5:15 p.m.

St. James Church, 10 Union Street, Kingston.  The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) presents “The Play of Light and Shadow: Music and Art from the German Baroque,” featuring the KBC wind ensemble (Heather Schreiner, Jason Hawke, Katie Legere, Michael Capon, and William Egnatoff).  The program will feature music by German Baroque composers J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, G.P. Telemann, J.F. Fasch, J.G. Linike, J.J. Quantz, and others.  Special guest Gauvin Bailey, Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University, will project images of architecture associated with the composers.  This is the third in a series of four Baroque instrumental concerts.  A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines.  Tickets cost $20 each.  For tickets and information, visit livemusickingston.ca/kingston-baroque-consort, call 613-217-5099, or write to legerek@queensu.ca.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
The Great Bach Marathon  Saturday, March 26, 2022, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

St. James Anglican Church, 10 Union Street (at Barrie), Kingston.  Anyone who would like to perform or listen to works of the great composer, Johann Sebastian Bach, is welcome.  Performers will include members of the Kingston Community of Organists, the Dan School of Music and Drama, and the Kingston musical community.  For a pdf of the most up-to-date program, you may click here.  There are no registration fees for musicians or admission fees for audience members, but donations will be collected for the Canadian Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.  If you would like to perform, please contact event organizer Fran Harkness by email, or by phone at 613-549-7125.  Diocesan and provincial COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Event of Interest
Baroque Celebration  Friday, April 1, 2022, 5:15 p.m.

St. James Church, 10 Union Street (at Barrie), Kingston.  The Kingston Baroque Consort (KBC) presents “Baroque Celebration,” featuring the complete KBC ensemble of strings and winds, in the fourth and final concert of the Consort’s inaugural season.  The program will feature the famous Water Music by Handel, The Fairy Queen by Purcell, and Balletti Lamentabili by Biber.  A live audience will be accommodated according to provincial guidelines.  Tickets cost $20 each.  For tickets and information visit livemusickingston.ca/kingston-baroque-consort, call 613-217-5099, or write to legerek@queensu.ca.  The KBC is Kingston’s newest orchestra devoted wholly to historically informed practice of music from the Baroque era.  Founded by Katie Legere, Jeff Hamacher, Julia McFarlane, and Michael Capon, the KBC is a collective of professional musicians drawn from the Kingston Symphony Orchestra and the wider community.

Event of Interest
The Crucifixion  Saturday, May 21, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson), Kingston.  The Cathedral Choir and guests will perform The Crucifixion by John Stainer.  Directed by Brad Barbeau, it will feature baritone Michael Carty and tenor Nick Savage, with Matthew Larkin at the organ.  Tickets are available at stgeorgescathedral.ca/events for $20.

RCCO Kingston Centre Event
Annual General Meeting and Community of Organists Concert  Saturday, June 4, 2022, 1:00 and 2:30 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East (at Princess), Kingston.  The Centre’s Annual General Meeting will take place in the church hall at 1:00 p.m. with a concert by local organists and organ students on the pipe organ at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reception.  All members and friends of the Centre are welcome to attend the meeting and the concert is open to the public.  Admission is free, with donations collected in support of the RCCO organ scholarship program.  Provincial COVID-19 protocols will be followed.  If you would like to perform in the concert, please contact a member of the Executive using the coordinates found on the Executive page of this website.  To arrange a practice time, contact the St. Andrew’s church office at 613-546-6316, Tuesdays to Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 noon.

 

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