Saint John is the largest city in the province of New Brunswick, and the oldest incorporated city in Canada. The city is situated along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy at the mouth of the Saint John River. The Saint John Centre of the RCCO was been active since the early 1950's and can boast that we currently have the grandson of one of the founding members of this center!
Saint John Centre's plans are well underway to host the 2012 Mini-Convention. The dates for this convention are July 15, 16, and 17, 2012. The theme of the convention is "Changing Times and Tides". As surely as service music and styles are changing in the church, so do the tides of our own Bay of Fundy change from high to low twice every day and we also boast the highest tides in the world!
Upcoming Dates and Programs for our centre include the following:
Jan.23/11 - 1:30 p.m. we will meet at St.Paul's Anglican Church in Rothesay to view the Karl Wilhelm Tracker Action Organ and you're invited to bring along some music to play on this interesting instrument. Charles Willet, organist at St.Paul's will talk about the history of the organ. A short business meeting will follow to update progress on our 2012 Mini-convention.
Feb. 27/11 - 1:30 p.m., Planning your music for Lent, music for organ and choir. Venue to be announced.
April 3/11 - So you're playing an electronic organ. Can I still play Bach? Bring along your music and suggestions for "good" repertoire! This meeting will be held at St.David's United Church in Rothesay.