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by wilbeau
on February 1, 2016

For 20 years I have been trying to use less force as I play guitar and it is finally paying off. At times I can show my students how to look, how to play a passage without exerting needless force. I can shorten some notes without worry, hearing them but still feeling the meaning behind. In fact I have invested more time at working less than anything else in my musical life.

Monday, November 23, 2015
Event Title: RCCO Edmonton - From Bach to the Beatles, Jim Picken
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: First Presbyterian Church, 10025 105 ST NW, Edmonton, AB
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 General; $15 Students/Seniors; $10 Members
  • Genre: Keyboard
  • External Link: RCCO Edmonton
Description:

The Royal Canadian College of Organists Edmonton Centre (RCCO Edmonton) is pleased to welcome Calgary organist Jim Picken as he presents organ music From Bach to the Beatles — the first concert in RCCO Edmonton’s 2015-2016 ORGANiC (Organ in Concert) Series. On Monday, November 23, 2015, Calgary organist Jim Picken will perform a recital of works for organ spanning music from Bach to the Beatles at First Presbyterian Church (10025 105 Street) at 7:30 PM.

Friday, April 10, 2015
Event Title: Music with Royal Connections
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 – 1 Street SE, Calgary)
  • Time: 10:00pm
  • Price: $25 (adults) / $20 (students/seniors) / FREE (children 13 and under)
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
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James McVinnie, who played the organ at Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal wedding in 2011 at Westminster Abbey, is coming to Calgary for one night only!
 
Entitled “Music with Royal Connection”, this internationally renowned British organist will present an all-English program of music spanning four centuries.
 
James McVinnie, who played the organ at Prince William and Kate Middleton's Royal wedding in 2011 at Westminster Abbey, is coming to Calgary for one night only!
 

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Event Title: Rejoice In The Lamb
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Knox United Church (506 - 4 Street SW, Calgary)
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $Cash or Cheque donation to Calgary Food Bank at the door
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
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The last concert of the Calgary Bach Society’s 2014/15 season will present the chorus, orchestra, and vocal soloists in a programme that will feature J.S. Bach’s "Cantata No.4", Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb”, and Handel’s “The Lord is My Light”.

Soloists for this concert are: Jonquil Koddo (soprano), Heather-Rose Johnson (soprano), Aoife Donnelly (mezzo-soprano), Nicole Chaplain-Pearman (counter-tenor), David Fertal (tenor), and Mark Hahle (bass-baritone).
 

Sunday, December 21, 2014
Event Title: Early Music Vancouver: J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
  • Region: British Columbia
  • Venue / Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Road UBC, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z1
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $from $39
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Early Music Vancouver presents J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – Cantatas 1, 3, 6 on Sunday, December 21 at 3pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC (6265 Crescent Road.) The iconic programme & annual tradition will see four esteemed soloists, a 28-piece baroque orchestra, and the Early Music Vancouver Vocal Ensemble join together to fill the beautiful concert hall with sublime, festive sounds. Info at earlymusic.bc.ca.

Tickets are from $36 and are available at ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1.855.985.ARTS

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Event Title: Bach & Sons: The Berlin Bach
  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Knox United Church (506 - 4 Street SW, Calgary)
  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Price: $Cash or Cheque donation to Calgary Food Bank at the door
  • Genre: Choral (9+ Voices)
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This all-Bach concert will present “Motet No. 1 - Singet dem Herrn” and “Orchestral Suite No. 1” by J.S. Bach and “Magnificat” by CPE Bach.

This concert features amazing vocal soloists Jonquil Koddo (soprano), Aoife Donnelly (mezzo-soprano), David Fertal (tenor), and Nicholas Allen (bass). The soloists, chorus, and orchestra will be directed by the Calgary Bach Society’s Artistic Director Terry Edwards.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Event Title: Bach Goldberg Variations

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  • Region: Prairie
  • Venue / Location: Christ Church Elbow Park (3602 – 8 Street SW, Calgary)
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $40 (adults) / $30 (students/seniors) / FREE (children under 12)
  • Genre: Keyboard
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The Mountain View Connection Concert Series opens its 2014/15 season with a tour de force performance of The Goldberg Variations by J. S. Bach. Calgary is one of four stops in Canada for Iceland’s rising star, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.

The 30 Goldberg Variations is often regarded as the most serious and ambitious composition ever written for keyboard. Based on a single ground bass theme, the variations display not only Bach's exceptional knowledge of diverse styles of music of the day but also his exquisite performing techniques.