Noon Hour concerts return! Plan to spend your lunch hour at one of the 3 concerts held during the Bach Festival.
Friday July 7th arrive at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church by Noon with your lunch in hand for the ‘PIANO IMPROV SEMINAR’ featuring:
Stephen Holowitz, Marlene Fagan and David Buckley. Three accomplished musicians exploring their unique approaches to the piano!
One of London’s finest keyboard artists, Stephen hails from Thunder Bay and came to London to study at Western University in 1983, where he received a B. Mus. Performance, and a B.Ed. He presently teaches at A. B. Lucas Secondary School, and is the Music Director at St. James Westminster Anglican Church in London.
Stephen’s multi-talented profile includes performance, collaboration, and composing. Major composition includes co-composing with Oliver Whitehead for the Antler River Project featuring original music creation of James Reaney poetry. Mr. Holowitz has been featured soloists with many groups including the Karen Schuessler Singers, and Brass Roots. He can be seen and heard with Denise Pelley, and John Stephenson in the group CELTIC SHIFT.
C.D. distribution has included original arrangements of traditional hymns and gospel songs. Original commissions include those arranged by the Amabile Youth Singers, Project Sings, and The Grand Theatre.
Acknowledged as one of Canada’s icon musicians, Marlene Fagan celebrates her 70th year of performing this summer. Accompanist to Robert Shaw, Elmer Iseler, Jon Washburn, and Erik Erikson are just one of the defining landmarks in her career. Marlene has written over 200 choral arrangements of music of the last half of the 20th century, almost all of them performed by Chorus London, The Gerald Fagan Singers, and the CHOR AMICA chamber choir.
As well as accompanying provincial choirs across Canada, Marlene was Executive Director of EML INTERNATIONAL, an agency for established and emerging Canadian singers; and remained a Church Organist and Choir Director for over 30 years.
As a testament to her talents, she was to the Don Wright Faculty of Music Wall of Fame, was recognized in 2005 by the City of London as a Woman of Excellence , and recently (March of 2017), elected to the Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame.
David Buckley has been the Music Minister at Oakridge Presbyterian Church in London since 2014, where he administers a myriad of musical activity for this thriving congregation. His impressive background in a variety musical endeavours includes his organization of the first digital multi-track recording studio in Canada, STUDIO DEPOT.
During the 1980 to l990 period, David and his wife Anca operated the West Lincoln Conservatory of Music, administering to over 170 pupils weekly . Also during this time, Mr. Buckley he worked as a commercial contract composer and arranger. He and Anca also operated the MUSICAL ROD PUPPET PROJECT.
David has written numerous scores of major works, including operettas and oratorios. One outstanding example of his compositional work is the oratorio PROMISED LAND, which was featured in the Presbyterian Record.
Saturday July 8th arrive at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church by Noon with your lunch in hand for a special performance by ‘thatotherchoir‘, conducted by Louise Dockstader.
‘thatotherchoir’, hailing from Huron County was formed to incorporate the outstanding talent of many of the area’s musically inclined, under the direction of Louise Dockstader. Their performances include pop, jazz, folk and classical songs either sacred or secular in nature. 2010 saw the release of their CD “I’ll sing to You” …. featuring music from across this great land. Last year they won the Gold Medal at the Stratford Festival, and they have a tradition of presenting the popular ‘travelling concert’ at the Huron County Museum. This year they are celebrating 25 years of singing.
Louise has been in the music profession for over 35 years. She earned a BMusA. and B. Ed from the University of Western Ontario, in London, On., as well as her ARCT in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Louise has taught choral music to children from Kindergarten to Secondary School students, specializing in Choirs of various sizes and voicing. Louise is a retired Elementary and Secondary School teacher and continues as the Director of Music at Clinton United Church, and is the conductor of “thatotherchoir”.
Saturday July 15th arrive at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church by Noon with your lunch in hand for an organ recital featuring Dr. Richard Heinzle!
Dr. Richard Heinzle
In January 2014, Dr. Richard Heinzle assumed the position of Music Director and Organist with Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church in Exeter. As part of Trivitt’s outreach program, he is Music Director of the South Huron Community Choirs — which consists of an adult Choir, a youth Choir and a handbell choir. In addition, the music program includes a choir for the residents of Exeter Villa and a choir for a special needs members of the community, their family and caregivers. Life these days is exciting, interesting and eventful, as he also conducts four other choirs in the Greater Toronto Area. Richard is a board member of the London centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organist, as well as the Bach Music Festival of Canada.
Richard’s idea of a holiday is most people’s idea of work. Richard participated in the 2014 Summer Organ Academy which is held annually in Haarlem. Awesome that he got to play on the Müller organ in the Grote Kerk, Haarlem. A then nine-year old Mozart played on this famous organ! In 2016, he attended the Smarano Organ Academy in Italy. He returns to Smarano this July to attend the workshops once again.
Prior to joining Trivitt, Richard was Music Director and organist of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. He was also a past chairman of the Arts Richmond Hill Music Festival and Choral Extravaganza Committees. In 2015, Richard, with a group of friends started the Richmond Hill Northern Harmony, a non-profit organization to promote community through choral music. Since 2016, the group has successfully produced Choral Bonanza, which invites various choral groups to sing individually and as one. In 2012, he performed on an 1893 Casavant organ in St. Eugene (his Canadian hometown) to celebrate its designation as a historic organ. Richard has a doctorate in conducting from Ball State University, Indiana. In 1995, he founded Vivace Orchestra in Ottawa which was invited to perform in the Governor General Summer Concerts that year. He has conducted various orchestras, choirs, operas, and bands in his native Austria, in Canada, and the United States.