Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria presents a series of
three organ recitals in June, featuring leading performers on “The King of Instruments.”
Performances are all on Friday evenings at 7:30 pm.
Donald Hunt, the Cathedral’s Director of Music, kicks off the series with a
program of music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Holst. Brought up in Halifax and a graduate of
McGill University in Montréal, Hunt is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists and a former
organ scholar at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; he also held positions in Edinburgh before
returning to Canada. For this concert, he’s joined by a special guest: trombonist Heidi
Worrall, who is a Cathedral choral scholar and UVic music student.
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.