Thursday, April 29, 7:30 pm (Premiere at victoriasymphony.ca)
This concert will be available until May 28, 2021.
Adès – Three Studies from Couperin
Poulenc – Concerto for organ, strings and timpani
Donald Hunt, organ
Donald was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He went on to study music at McGill University in Montreal, where he received Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in organ performance and composition, studying principally with John Grew. During his time in Montreal, he was assistant organist at Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. He has also held organist posts in the UK, including at Truro Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, and St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Donald is a first-prize laureate of the Concours d’orgue de Québec and has been a finalist in the Concours Prix d’Europe and the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition. In 2017, he took up the post of Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, where he plans the liturgical music for three Sunday services, and directs a number of choirs, including a treble choir, formed in 2018 in partnership with the Cathedral School.
He has broadcast live on BBC radios 3 and 4, including playing for the Scottish celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Donald is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
Music Director, Christian Kluxen
Associate Conductor, Giuseppe Pietraroia
Terence Tam, Concertmaster
Christi Meyers, Assistant Concertmaster
Tori Gould, Principal 2nd Violin
Kenji Fuse, Principal
Brian Yoon, Principal
Mary Rannie, Principal
Richard Volet, Principal
Michael Byrne, Principal
Keith MacLeod, Principal
Jennifer Gunter, Principal
Alana Despins, Principal
Ryan Cole, Principal
William Linwood, Principal
Karl Williams, Principal
Christopher Reiche Boucher
Filmed February 26, 2021 on location at Christ Church Cathedral
Executive Producer and Audio Producer: Theresa Leonard
Video Production: Roll.Focus.
Audio Engineer: Paul Luchkow
Video Score Reader: Marcus Hissen
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Yoon Plays C.P.E Bach
May 13 @ 7:30 pm www.victoriasymphony.ca