Welcome to Changing Tides!

Please join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 7–11, 2019 for RCCO’s Halifax Organ Festival/Festival D’Orgue D’Halifax. Come and enjoy our Maritime hospitality and reconnect with friends and colleagues.

We have a wonderful series of concerts, workshops and events planned, where we’ll examine the changing role of the organist while celebrating pipe organ traditions. We’ll premiere a new work by Halifax composer Peter Togni, and present celebrated Canadian organists in concert. Explore Nova Scotia, including stops at historic organs and a winery tour in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, a lobster dinner in Halifax and much more!



triple image of organ console, group dining, and vineyard
Take the bus to Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley, where we’ll make stops at three historic organs for demonstrations and recitals. Included in the day is a stop at Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards for a tour, tasting session and delicious meal.



Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage


Christine Cole

Dr. Piano

Estate of Mowry M. Costigan
Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

Dr. James Burchill
Dr. Walter Kemp
Godrey Hewitt Scholarship

Photo credits: Tourism Nova Scotia (Halifax waterfront, Georges Island, beach, fiddler, soldiers, vineyard), Wally Hayes (soldiers), Destination Canada (fiddler), Destination Halifax/Scott Munn (lobster), and Andrew Barss (historic organ)