Royal Canadian College of Organists, Calgary Centre

Promoting the Organ Community in Southern Alberta

Royal Canadian College of Organists

Spirit Wind 2018 Festival

The Calgary Centre hosted the 2018 RCCO Organ Festival. Spirit Wind was a “celebration of the pipe organ and the people who play them, build them, and love them.”

Events included:

  • Concerts
  • Workshops
  • Lectures
  • Student Academy - with Marnie Giesbrecht and Wendy Markosky
  • RCCO Convocation - with the premier of Light Through a Stained Glass Window by Garrett Krause (b. 1986)

Performers included:

  • Ryan Jackson, 2008 Godfrey Hewitt Scholarship Winner - with the premier of Mountain and Plain by Zachary Wadsworth (b. 1983)
  • Paul Halley
  • Neil Cockburn
  • Duo Majoya - with the premiere of Wind Riders of Alberta by Cary Ratcliff (b. 1953)

Organs featured included:

  • Casavant Opus 529 (1913) / 2336 (1956) (2001) - Knox United
  • The Ronald B. Bond Bach Organ, Ahrend Organ (2006) - Eckhardt-GramattĂ© Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
  • Gabriel Kney Opus 57 (1978) - Christ Church Elbow Park
  • The Carthy Organ, Casavant Opus 3623 (1986) - Jack Singer Concrt Hall

among many others.

See the full program: