The Royal Canadian College of Organists and the American Guild of Organists (Northeast Region) will be holding a joint festival this summer in Montreal, Canada, from July 2-6, 2017. 


Venues for this festival include:


Notre-Dame Basilica

Montreal Symphony Hall

Saint Matthias' Church

Christ Church Cathedral

Sait-Hyacinthe Cathedral       


Some of the many performers are:

Olivier Latry

Performing Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 8:00 p.m.

Basilique Notre-Dame

One of three titular organists at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, he is also Professor of Organ at the Paris Conservatory of Music, Organist Emeritus with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in Canada, and maintains a full schedule of concert performances appearing regularly as a soloist at prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras around the world.





Nathan Laube

Performing Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. 


St. Joseph's Oratory

A star among young classical musicians, concert organist Nathan Laube has quickly earned a place among the organ world’s elite performers.  In addition to his busy performing schedule, Mr. Laube serves as Assistant Professor of Organ at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he teaches with distinguished Professors David Higgs and Edoardo Bellotti.




Cherry Rhodes

Performing Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 3:oo p.m.

Saints-Anges de Lachine

CHERRY RHODES is the first American to win an international organ competition (Munich). During her brilliant career she has toured extensively throughout the major music capitals of America and Europe with recitals in cathedrals, churches, and concert halls,  including Lincoln Center (New York City), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C), Royal Festival Hall (London), International Performing Arts Center (Moscow), Philharmonic Halls of Berlin, Dortmund, and Luxembourg, the Organ and Architecture Symposium,  and the renowned International September Music Festival of Montreux-Vevey (Switzerland).


Organized Crime

 Rachel Mahon and Sarah Svendsen, organists

Performing Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 8:oo p.m. 
The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul

ORGANIZED CRIME is a partnership (blackmail and coercion may be involved, but this has yet to be proven) between two delinquent persons of questionable musical credentials, they being Rachel Mahon and Sarah Svendsen. The pair met at an undisclosed Canadian institution known for breeding horrendous offenders to conventions musical and other. Whether for inadequacy of skill or from sheer laziness, the so called "organists" usually insist on playing pieces together, regardless if they're intended for duet or solo, and so get away with playing only half the number of notes an honest organist would play. These criminals will continue to dupe and exploit audiences everywhere until they are caught.   



Performing Sunday, July 2, at 8:00 PM 

The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul
(With Mélanie Barney)


Founded in 2002 by Sylvain Lapointe, Buzz has been performing ever since in Europe, the United States and all across Canada. This Montreal brass quintet is a true musical phenomenon, having in its repertoire exceptional chamber music performances ranging from classical music to present day jazz and blues standards. Not to mention stage productions bursting with energy, astonishing originality, extraordinary musicianship and a brassy humour all its own. Whether in its award-winning chamber music concerts, young-audience shows or recordings, Buzz always hits the perfect note.


The Choir of Kings' College London

Singing daily choral evensong: 

Monday to Thursday at 5:15 p.m. 

Christ Church Cathedral


The Choir of King’s College London is one of the leading university choirs in England. Founded in its present form in 1945, it consists of around thirty choral scholars reading a variety of subjects. King’s College London, part of the University of London, was itself founded in 1829.


 les soûls d'amour

Performing Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 5:oo p.m. 

Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur Chapel


“Raucous,” “refined,” “received with much pleasure”: the ensemble les soûls d’amour has garnered rave reviews since its 2015 debut, which “left the audience awed” (Boston Musical Intelligencer).  Performing great and lesser-known Renaissance and Baroque repertoire from across the world, the ensemble consists of Molly Netter, soprano; Andrew Padgett, bass-baritone and hurdy-gurdy; Alana Youssefian, baroque violin; David Ellis, viola da gamba; and Jake Street, harpsichord and artistic direction. 


Convention Hotel

The Convention Hotel is Le centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Montréal.



1201, boulevard René-Lévesque O, 

Montréal (Québec)

H3B 2L7​


Phone: (514) 878-2000

Reservations: (866) 716-8101 (Mention that you are with the RCCO & AGO 2017 Joint Meeting)​


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