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Sunday, July 7

Registration Open

July 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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Student Academy Recital

July 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Y8 Canada
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Concert – In Memory of David MacDonald

July 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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 Featuring:  Peter Togni, Shimon Walt, and Guests

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National Organ Competition Finals

July 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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Monday, July 8

Registration Open

July 8, 2019 @ 7:59 am - 10:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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(Ambassatour buses leave for Annapolis Valley tour)

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triple image of organ console, group dining, and vineyard

Historic-organ & winery tour in the beautiful Annapolis Valley

July 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Take the bus to Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, 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. Recitalists Maureen MacLean  @ St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Auburn Ken Hassell @ First Cornwallis United Baptist Church, Upper Canard John Scott @ Manning Chapel, Acadia University, Wolfville Winery Tour/Lunch Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards, Wolfville

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Exhibits Open (Admiral Room)

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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RCCO National Council Meeting (Britannia Room)

July 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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Denis Bédard – In Concert

July 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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7:30 p.m.: Buses leave from The Lord Nelson Hotel destined for St. Matthew’s United Church Reception following at St. Matthew’s. 10:30 p.m.: Buses leave from St. Matthew's destined for The Lord Nelson Hotel.

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Tuesday, July 9

Registration and Exhibits Open (Admiral Room)

July 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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Workshop – Fred Graham – “Musical Intersections With the Revised Common Lectionary”

July 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Y8 Canada
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8:30 a.m.: Buses leave for First Baptist Church

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Recital – Stephen Candow

July 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Y8 Canada
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Buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel shortly after the recital has completed.

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Festival Buffet Luncheon (Regency Ballroom)

July 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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RCCO Annual General Meeting

July 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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In the Regency Ballroom

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Recital / Workshop – Stillman Matheson

July 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Georges’ Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2Z3 Canada
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2:30 p.m.: Buses leave for St. Georges’ Anglican Church From Student To Teacher and Back Again

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Choral Evensong – Garth MacPhee and the Choir of St. Georges

July 9, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
St. Georges’ Anglican Church, 2222 Brunswick St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 2Z3 Canada
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Buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel shortly after the session is completed.

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RCCO Centre Presidents’ Dinner Meeting

July 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

7:30 p.m.: Buses leave for First Baptist Church

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Hymn Festival – Fred Graham – Changing Tides, Changing Hymns – 1919-2019

July 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3Y8 Canada
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9:30 p.m.: Buses leave for Lord Nelson Hotel

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RCCO President’s Reception

July 9, 2019 @ 9:45 pm - 11:15 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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In the Georgian Lounge

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Wednesday, July 10

Registration and Exhibits Open

July 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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Workshop – Rachael Laurin

July 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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An Improvisation Master-Class- Talk&Play 8:30 a.m.: Buses leave for St. Matthew’s United Church

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Organ Masterclass – Denis Bedard

July 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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Convocation Rehearsal (Lunch provided)

July 10, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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Lunch Break (registrants not involved in Convocation rehearsal)

July 10, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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RCCO Convocation

July 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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Choral Workshop – Stephen Candow

July 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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Upon completion, buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel

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Festival Banquet

July 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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In the Regency Ballroom. 7:30 p.m.: Buses leave for St. Matthew’s United Church

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Concert – Organized Crime Duo – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon

July 10, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Matthew’s United Church, 1479 Barrington St.
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1Z2 Canada
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9:30 p.m.: Buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel

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Cash Bar Reception

July 10, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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In the Georgian Room

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Thursday, July 11

Registration and Exhibits Open

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2L2 Canada
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RCCO College Service

July 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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8:30 a.m.: Buses leave for the Cathedral

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Workshop – Ow, it Hurts! – Sarah Svendson

July 11, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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The reduction and preventions of instrument-related musculoskeletal injuries  for organists and keyboardists.

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Lunch Break

July 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm
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President’s Advisory Council Meeting

July 11, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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In the Great Hall. (Catered luncheon for the Council meeting)

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Recital – Donald Hunt

July 11, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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Workshop – Saving the Organ

July 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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Presenters: Andrew Barss, James Chubb & Margaret Machum 3:45 p.m.: Buses leave for St. James’ Anglican Church

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Recital – Craig Humber

July 11, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
St. James’ Anglican Church, 2668 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova scotia B3L 4E4 Canada
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Recital supported by a grant from the Godfrey Hewitt Scholarship Fund. 5:30 p.m.: Buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel

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Festival Concert – Rachel Laurin

July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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7:30 p.m.: Buses leave for the Cathedral  Guest performer: Karen Rokos, harp (Concert supported by funds from the Estate of Mervin Mowry Costigan)

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Festival Closing Reception

July 11, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Z1 Canada
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In the Great Hall. 10:30 p.m.: Buses leave for the Lord Nelson Hotel

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