ORGANIX CONCERTS is Toronto's award-winning, internationally recognized year-round organ festival series featuring the thrilling sounds of the magnificent pipe organ, "The King of Instruments." Going forward beyond the restrictions of the pandemic, I predict that the presentation of live organ music will return, greater than ever due to pent-up demand for new and faithful enthusiasts to hear this wonderful instrument performed by our greatest musicians. Together, we have discovered new technological means to reach audiences and I suspect this will also continue with organ performances. However, I am also confident that a hybrid of touch-points will create better awareness and interest among new and traditional audiences.
ORGANIX CONCERTS is a major sponsor of the 2021 RCCO National Convention/Festival in Hamilton this August 8 - 13, 2021. Further to the previous point on technology, the good news is that all of the performances, the activities and workshops will be on-line. In registering you will see and hear the performances of many familiar ORGANIX artists. Through the years ORGANIX has consistently presented the finest Canadian and International performers. In the National Convention you will get to enjoy the talents of our alumni once again and the musical skills of many more artists. You can find out more about the performances, activities and registration by visiting the website https://rccofestival2021.ca/ or clicking the logo below.
And now for some even better news! In the fall, ORGANIX CONCERTS is planning to restart its Wednesday lunch time series in collaboration with the Anglican Church of All Saints in the Kingsway. I also hope to add Our Lady of Sorrows to the schedule so that there will be a Kingsway area concert every Wednesday. Saving the best news to the last! On Wednesday June 29, 2022, ORGANIX CONCERTS will present famed French organist/improviser, Sophie-Veronique Cauchefer-Choplin at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. This will be a very special concert with Sophie-Veronique taking submitted themes from the audience and improvising on these themes. Watch the video below of Sophie-Veronique. I would recommend purchasing your tickets early as Sophie-Veronique is one of the world’s most famous and admired organists. You also will have the opportunity to purchase a second ticket for a post-concert catered reception.See you soon!
Gordon D. Mansell
Executive Producer & Artistic Director
Glionna Mansell Corporation