Thu Aug 1 12:00

Tom Annand and the Casavant Organ: Celebrating Ottawa Composers

Thomas Annand is pulling out all the stops for this Chamberfest organ recital! A performer, conductor, and composer, Annand is the Music Director of Ottawa’s St. Andrew’s Church. He has performed at Carnegie Hall with Les Violons du Roy and has been featured at the Boston Early Music Festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, the International Congress of Organists, and has performed at Chamberfest since its inception.

For this performance, Annand will play the extraordinary 1964 Casavant neo-baroque organ of Dominion-Chalmers—Ottawa’s largest wind instrument—recently restored and re-voiced. His programme pays tribute to the organist-composer William France who oversaw the installation of the organ, as well as other Ottawa composers past and present. The programme concludes with Bach’s mighty Passacaglia which showcases the myriad sonic possibilities of this massive instrument. For organ fans and local history buffs, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Programme

John Stanley (1712 – 1786)
Overture to “The Power of Music

William France (1912 – 1985)
Second Suite for Organ
Elegiac Prelude
Minuet
Plaintive Air
Finale

Jeanne Landry (1922 – 2011)
Hesychia

Frederick Karam (1926 – 1978)
Gigue

Gilles Maurice Leclerc (b. 1960)
Prelude on “Slane”

G. M. Leclerc
Epilogue

Rachel Laurin (1961 – 2023)
Petite Suite sur un Motet de Gerald Bales
Fantaisie “Let the Earth Celebrate the Lord…”
Cantabile “Mountains and Hills…”
Toccatina “Praise Him…”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Passacaglia in C Minor, BWV 582

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