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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 September

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Organix 18 October

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Organix 18 November

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Organix 18 December

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Gordon Mansell w/ Emily Canning (Soprano) and Michael Barth (Trumpet)

Gordon Mansell

Gordon Mansell is Music Director, Choir Director, Composer and Titular Organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Toronto, Canada. He is also Executive Producer and Artistic Director of ORGANIX CONCERTS, an on-going year over year international organ festival series established in 2005. In 2017, ORGANIX CONCERTS was recipient of the national Royal Canadian College of Organists Award of Excellence for its part in creating greater awareness of organ repertoire and organ performance. Mr. Mansell has performed with fellow organists David Briggs, Patricia Wright and Thomas Fitches in the 2015 documentary “Beating Heart” produced by Scott Deathe. Mr. Mansell is the Ontario dealer for Allen Organ Company, the world’s largest and most respected builder of digital classical and theatre organs.

As a concert organist, Mr. Mansell has performed organ and choir concerts in Europe, most notably in Italy (2013, 2015, 2017), at the Vatican (2013) and in Poland (2013, 2015, 2016). In the summer of 2017, Gordon performed a solo organ concert in Italy at the finalé event of the 11th Porto San Giorgio International Organ Festival. In Toronto, Canada, Mr. Mansell is a well known and respected organist and is considered one of the leading musicians in Church music. Mr. Mansell has been a participant in the Vatican discussions Musica eChiesa, a Pope Francis initiative to update and clarify the Vatican II document, Musicam Sacram (1967).

Gordon Mansell holds a Bachelor degree in Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology (1979), a Diploma in Information Technology from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto (2001), Bachelor of Music (2006) and Masters in Music (2008) degrees in organ performance from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music.

For more information: www.glionnamansell.com or www.organixconcerts.ca

Emily Canning

Emily began choral singing at the age of 9 with the Mississauga Children’s Choir. Since then she has joined a number of choral groups, touring in New York City, Chicago, Vancouver, England, and most recently, Italy with the Mosaic Canadian Vocal Ensemble. Emily is currently a cantor at Nativity of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church and Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church. She is a full time student studying Nutrition at Ryerson University.

Michael Barth

Trumpeter Michael Barth enjoys a diverse career as a performer, educator, and scholar. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Michael moved to Toronto in 2004 to pursue graduate studies in trumpet performance at the University of Toronto, receiving his Master’s degree in 2006 and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2011. A versatile and engaging performer, Michael frequently performs on a freelance basis on modern and baroque instruments with several organizations in the Toronto area and beyond, such as the Talisker Players Choral Orchestra, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Nota Bene Baroque Orchestra, Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, Durham Philharmonic Orchestra, Mosaic Chorale, and Bach Elgar Choir. Outside the classical world he performs and records with several rock bands, and has toured North America, Europe and Asia with the instrumental rock group Do Make Say Think, Ohad Benchetrit’s Years, and Charles Spearin’s Juno-award winning The Happiness Project.