This week we are featuring National Organ Competition Semi-Finalist Owen Spicer
Owen Spicer is an organist and accompanist based in Montreal, Quebec. An Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and Conservatory Canada (Organ and Piano), Owen has won numerous awards and scholarships, including the D.F Cook medal, the Paul Westermeyer Hymn playing Award and The Donald and Helen Mackey memorial award. Owen has held positions as Organist at Montreal West United Church and Organ Scholar at Christ Church Cathedral Montreal, First St. Andrew's United Church London (On), and St. Martin's in the Fields London (On).
As a recitalist, he has performed at numerous venues in Quebec and Ontario, including Redpath Hall Montreal, St. Andrew's Church Ottawa and St James Cathedral Toronto. Owen accompanies ensembles in Ottawa and Montreal, such as the Caelis Ensemble, directed by Matthew Larkin and the Christ Church Cathedral choir, directed by Nicholas Capozzoli.
In April, Owen will graduate from McGill University with a bachelor's in organ performance, where he studied with Hans-Ola Ericsson and Jonathan Oldengarm. He is currently in the studio of Isabelle Demers. In addition to the organ, he studied choral conducting with Jean Sébastien Valée and obtained a minor in music theory.
The Semi-finals will be held on Saturday July 1st at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, Toronto from 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Admission is free (donations to the RCCO accepted at the door).