Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria presents a series of
three organ recitals in June, featuring leading performers on “The King of Instruments.”
June 14: Bruce Neswick is Canon for Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in
Portland, Oregon, and a former Director of Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in
New York City. His program includes works by Olivier Messiaen and the late American
organist and composer Larry King. Himself a respected composer and brilliant improviser,
Mr. Neswick will offer improvisations on submitted themes – always a treat for organ buffs!
The Cathedral is home to one of the largest mechanical action pipe organs in Canada.
Standing 40 feet tall, it boasts four keyboards and a pedal board, over 60 stops, and a total of
nearly 4,000 pipes. The instrument sits high up in a loft at the west end of the building, but a
video link lets the audience see the performer on a large screen at the front of the church.
Tickets: Prices for these recitals remain unchanged again this year!
Single seats: $20
Series (3 concerts) $45
Purchase online at ticketrocket.ca or by phone at
1.855.842.7575. Also available at Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Book Shop, and at the Cathedral office, where credit and debit purchase options are available.