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Organix 18 January

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Organix 18 February

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Organix 18 March

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Organix 18 April

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Organix 18 May

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Organix 18 June

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Organix 18 July

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Organix 18 October

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Organix 18 December

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About ORGANIX CONCERTS

A Message from Gordon Mansell, the Executive Producer and Artistic Director

Welcome to the thirteenth annual ORGANIX festival series! ORGANIX CONCERTS is a Not-for-Profit incorporated entity wholly owned by Glionna Mansell Corporation. ORGANIX CONCERTS presents a unique music festival featuring the grand pipe organ, its repertoire and the phenomenally talented musicians who perform in this musical genre. The series has traditionally been designed to present solo and ensemble performances of repertoire that would not normally be heard in a Toronto organ concert. The main presentation of concerts in ORGANIX 18 are lunch time free concerts produced in collaboration with All Saints Kingsway, but will include three General Admission evening Gala Concerts presenting international artists.

As ORGANIX is a festival known throughout the world among professional musicians, we strive to create a world-stage for emerging artists to perform along side experienced concert performers. Each ORGANIX program is musically interesting for the knowledgeable organ enthusiasts while accessible for novices. The performer is to be comfortable with people in order that he/she may engage the audience and create a sense of occasion. The biggest incentive for the continuance of ORGANIX is to hear someone after a concert express with great joy that they never realized the organ could sound like that. The organ is the most dynamic of all instruments and has the greatest amount of repertoire, much of it written by the giants of music composition. Mozart knew very well the capabilities of the organ and for this, he is the one credited for naming it ...“The King of Instruments.”

Diane Bish wrote about ORGANIX remarking…

“…it is one of the best and most creative sponsors of organ series in North America. With its dynamic director, Gordon Mansell, Toronto devotees of Classical organ music are able to hear many of the outstanding organ virtuosi in the world today.

If you love the organ and its music, you will be thrilled by ORGANIX performances. From fresh, young, brilliant talent, to some of the most famous names in the organ world, I challenge you to support the first-class ORGANIX series and experience the awesome sounds of the organ, King of Instruments. You will not be disappointed!”

Diane Bish
Host, The Joy of Music International Television Series.

I look forward to all the people I will meet that will inspire me and support my vision, that will give me energy to keep me moving forward. My late friend Massimo Nosetti told me … what you are doing is important and you are doing it right…. Just keep doing it.

In keeping Massimo’s words in mind, ORGANIX CONCERTS in honoured to be the recipient of the 2017/18 National Award of Excellence awarded by the Royal Canadian College of Organists for its part in creating a wider awareness of the organ, its performers and repertoire.

Thank you for your own decisions to come to an ORGANIX concert. It is your enthusiasm for great music that has, and will continue to give me encouragement as ORGANIX continues its place in the music community. 
Musically yours,

Gordon D. Mansell
Executive Producer, Artistic Director