RCCO PEI is one of the most active branches of the RCCO. We have about six meetings a year, host regular workshops, and give concerts. We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings. For more information, please visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RCCOPEI.
"There is always something to learn."
- Dr. F. Alan Reesor (past national president and RCCO PEI member)
In the 60's a small group was founded by Christopher Gledhill, organist at the Kirk of St. James. Members included Leslie Hiscott, Michio Suzuki, and Suzanne Brenton. The group gradually faded away. In 1987 RCCO PEI was rejuvenated by Dr. F. Alan Reesor (past national RCCO president) and Dr. Gwilym Bevan. The president of this new group was Louise Pritchard.
In 1996, RCCO PEI hosted the RCCO's first regional festival. Entitled "Music Atlantic '96," the two-day event featured recitals and workshops.
In 2002, RCCO PEI was honoured to host the national festival. Entitled "Waves of Sound," it included a hymn festival, which focused on 2000 years of Christian hymnody. The large festival chorus was conducted by Dr. Gilles Bryant. Maritime Brass accompanied some of the hymns and gave their own concert as well.
In 2014, RCCO PEI sponsored The Elmer Iseler Singers at St. Dunstan's Cathedral in Charlottetown. The event was a smash success and was attended by hundreds.
Ann Francis (Co-President)
Leo Marchildon (Co-President)
Tom Loney (Secretary)
Darlene Harding (Treasurer)