The Great Bach Marathon: Royal Canadian College of Organists Presents Timeless Music at St. George’s Cathedral

Published on: 2023/01/20 - in Entertainment

The Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) will present “The Great Bach Marathon” on Saturday, March 25th at St. George’s Cathedral, 270 King Street East (at Johnson). The event, which runs from 1pm to 5:30pm, is a celebration of the works of the renowned composer Johann Sebastian Bach and is open to performers and attendees of all skill levels.

Admission to the event is free, with a freewill offering taken in support of both the RCCO scholarship fund and St. George’s Cathedral. This unique concert will feature a diverse range of performers, including clarinet ensemble from Queen’s University, vocalists, and instrumentalists of every variety.

“Clarinetists don’t play Bach!” is a common misconception, according to Kornal Wolak, who is leading the clarinet ensemble from Queen’s University. “But, indeed they do!” he replies, emphasizing the versatility and timelessness of Bach’s music. The ensemble has been preparing for the concert and is excited to showcase their talents to the community.

The Great Bach Marathon is a perfect opportunity for music lovers of all ages to come together and experience the beauty of Bach’s compositions. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please, allowing them to take in as much or as little of the concert as they desire.

For more information, please visit the RCCO website at The Royal Canadian College of Organists invites all music enthusiasts to attend this special event and to support the RCCO scholarship fund and St. George’s Cathedral. It’s an afternoon of music not to be missed.

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