The Royal Canadian College of Organists is Canada's oldest association of musicians and was founded in 1909 as an education and service organization. Today, the RCCO is a nationwide community of professional and amateur organists, church musicians, choral conductors, and others sharing an interest in the organ.
RCCO programs and conventions offer opportunities to hear and meet world class recitalists and clinicians from Canada and abroad, to participate in workshops on a wide variety of topics, and to discuss subjects of mutual interest with friends and colleagues.
Our members including from professional musicians holding various positions in education institutions/parishes to students, providing important services in the local music community.
Please see the national RCCO site for general College information.
The Centre's friend and colleague, Douglas Adams, passed away Friday, September 1st, 2023. Douglas was a long-time executive member and served as our webmaster for many years. He will be missed.
See Douglas's Obituary Below.
Obituary: Douglas H. Adams
Douglas Henry Adams, age 67, of Victoria, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Friday, September 1, 2023 after dealing bravely with cancer. A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church on Saturday September 23, 2023 @ 4PM, this will be followed by a light reception in the hall. We are grateful for the care given by RJH staff, and the friendship of his RCCO friends and members of the St. Barnabas community who were present for his last few days.
In lieu of flowers please consider a financial contribution to the Canadian Cancer Society to help find cures for this nasty killer.
Updated October 2023
Douglas Adams*, Dipl. Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Dr. Steven Benson, D.C., B.Sc
Curt Bergen, B.Mus, ARCT, MCM
Music Director, St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church
David Berry, B.A.
James Burchill, M.A, M.Mus, Ph.D, FRCO(CHM), FRCCO, FRHCM
Organist Emeritus: Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax NS
Neil Cardew-Fanning, M.Mus
Peter Cartwright, MechEng M&Qb
Thomas J. Chase, Ph.D., B.A.Hons, LTCL, FRCCO(hon)
Vice-President Academic and Principal, BC Campus, Yorkville University
John Coenraads, M.Sc, B.Ed
David Cox, B.A.
Music Director, Trinity Anglican Lutheran Church (Port Alberni B.C.)
Dryden, Freeman, B.A., B.Ed., Dipl.ME
Organist, St. Paul's Anglican Church (Nanaimo B.C.)
Robert Dukarm, AVCM, B.Mus
Corinne Dutton, M.Mus., B.Mus.
Kathleen Edge, B.A., B.Ed.(Sec), B.Mus., M.Mus., ARCT
Organ Scholar, Christ Church Cathedral
John Evans, ARCT
Sandra Fletcher, ARCT, FRCCO(Ch)
Interim Director of Music, Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels
Andrew Fraser, B.Sc., B.Ed, CRCCO
Dorothy Froese, B.Mus.
Irwin Henderson, B.A.
Nell Howard, B.Ed, ARCT (piano)
Donald G. Hunt, B.Mus, M.Mus., ARCCO, FRCO
Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral
Brendon Johnson, M.A., B.Mus., CRCCO
Norma Kobald, B.Mus.
Rosemary Laing, B.MusEd, ARCCO
Instructor, University of Victoria
Corinne MacDonald, B.Mus., A.Mus., M.Ed.
Director of Music, Selwyn College, Cambridge UK
Director of Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir
Jean McClennan, B.A., B.Com.
Assistant Director of Music, Christ Church Cathedral
Instructor of Organ, University of Victoria
David Palmer, M.Mus, FRCCO(hon)
The Rev. Peter Parker, B.A., M.Div.
Angelique Po, B.Mus.
Christine Purvis, B.Mus., M.LS
Ryan Qu, B.Mus., CRCCO
Interim Assistant Director of Choir, St. Andrew's Cathedral
Choral Clinician, Peace Lutheran Church
Susanne Reul-Zastre, B.Mus., M.Mus., ARCCO
Neala St. Hilaire, B.Mus.
Organ Steward, Pemberton Memorial Chapel
David Stratkauskas, B.Mus, M.A., ARCO
Director of Music, Church of St. John the Divine
Artistic Director, Vox Humana Chamber Choir
Lawrence Surges, B.Mus.
Music Director, St. Andrew's United Church (Nanaimo B.C.)
Zachary Windus, B.A., M.Mus.
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