WELCOME TO ORGANIX 07
From May 5 to June 1, meet the pipe organ, the "King of Instruments". Our program includes solo recitals, organ & trumpet, a theatre organ concert at Casa Loma, Saint-SaŽnsí Carnival of the Animals arranged for piano & organ, and a Show and Tell where you will explore inside a large pipe organ, even play it if you like. Our final concert showcases two distinctive musical cultures, the anglophone choral tradition and francophone organ music. And donít forget our informal Wednesday series of 30 minute concerts starting at 6:00 p.m for only $5.00.

Musically yours,
William O'Meara and Gordon D. Mansell
Artistic Directors, ORGANIX 07

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Featuring:

William WrightBiography

William Wright - organ

Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $20

Deer Park United Church
129 St. Clair Avenue W., west of Yonge St., near Avenue Rd.

ORGANIX kicks off with a rousing recital by acclaimed organist William Wright in a program of delightful favourites celebrating the arrival of spring.

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Simon GledhillBiography

Simon Gledhill - theatre organ

Monday, May 7, 8:00 p.m., Tickets $20

Casa Loma
One Austin Terrace (north of Dupont subway station)

Britainís Simon Gledhill is ranked among the finest theatre organists around so donít miss his tour-de-force performance on the mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in the Great Hall.

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Trumpet & Organ
Michael Barth - trumpet & Andrei Streliaev - organ

Wednesday, May 9, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Tickets $5

St. Andrewís Lutheran Latvian Church
383 Jarvis St. (corner of Carlton & Jarvis, 3 blocks east of Yonge)

Michael Barth
Michael Barth
trumpet
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Andrei Streliaev
Andrei Streliaev
organ
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Trumpet and organ go together like fish and water. This unique program of 20th century music by Damase, Plog and Kalejs showcases the talents of two outstanding young artists.

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Thomas FitchesBiography

Thomas Fitches - organ

Wednesday, May 16, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Tickets $5

St. Andrew's Lutheran Latvian Church
383 Jarvis St. (corner of Carlton & Jarvis, 3 blocks east of Yonge)


A solo organ recital featuring works by Buxtehude, Utterback and Rheinberger.

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Piano & Organ
Robert Hall - piano, William O'Meara - organ & Mike Ford - narrator

Wednesday, May 23, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Tickets $5

St. Andrewís Lutheran Latvian Church
383 Jarvis St. (corner of Carlton & Jarvis, 3 blocks east of Yonge)

Robert Hall
Robert Hall
piano
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William O'Meara
William O'Meara
organ
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Mike Ford
Mike Ford
narrator
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Saint-Saensí ever popular Carnival of the Animals in a new adaptation for piano and organ, but the accompanying verse by Ogden Nash will probably steal the show!

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Show and Tell

Show and Tell

Saturday, May 26. Multiple locations   FREE

Our "flagship" event is once again at Deer Park United Church, but this year several other venues are offering organ demos too. Click on "Program Details" below for locations, times and photos.

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Percussion & Organ
Michael Capon - organ & Richard Moore - percussion

Wednesday, May 30, 6:00-6:30 p.m., Tickets $5

St. Andrewís Lutheran Latvian Church
383 Jarvis St. (corner of Carlton & Jarvis, 3 blocks east of Yonge)

Michael Capon
Michael Capon
organ
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Richard Moore
Richard Moore
percussion
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A rare performance of Black Host for organ, percussion and tape by Pulitzer Prize winning composer William Bolcom. Also on the program, AgapÍ by French composer Naji Hakim.

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Finale Concert - Choir & Organ
Rachel Laurin - organ
The Senior Choir of St. Michael's Choir School
Jerzy Cichocki - conductor

Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., Tickets $25

St. James' Cathedral
Corner of King & Church Streets (3 blocks east of Yonge St.)

Rachel Laurin
Rachel Laurin
organ
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Jerzy Cichocki
Jerzy Cichocki
conductor
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St. Michaelís Choir School
Senior Choir of
St. Michael's Choir School
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Rachel Laurin and the Senior Choir of St. Michael's Choir School present a blended program from two cultures: organ music by francophone composers and choral music by anglophone composers.

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