Organized Crime is the organ duo that grew from the friendship between Rachel Mahon and Sarah Svendsen, who met at the University of Toronto. Their programmes include a combination of classic organ repertoire and popular music transcribed and arranged for the instrument.
The goal of this duo is to entertain audiences with their music and antics (which involve costume changes, dazzling shoes and hot tempers) and to promote the organ to a wider audience of all ages. With this purpose in mind, Organized Crime Duo’s shows are unlike any other organ concerts.
The performance must be seen as well as heard and appeals to everyone, from the organ aficionado to one completely unfamiliar with the pipes. The duo has appeared at Metropolitan United Church, Toronto; Casa Loma, Toronto; St Matthew’s United Church, Halifax and Truro Methodist Church, UK.