In July, St. James Cathedral received its new organ console from Létourneau Organs after two years of detailed planning, carving and sophisticated electrical and computer work. Everyone is invited to join the cathedral in celebrating the arrival of the new console, a gift that will enhance its music and worship for years to come. Organist David Briggs will play the inaugural recital on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Briggs is one of the world’s finest improvisors, with a busy schedule on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He has held appointments at Hereford, Truro and Gloucester cathedrals, and for a number of years was Artist in Residence at St. James Cathedral.
The cathedral thanks Peter Farah, whose generosity has allowed this project to be fulfilled. The console is dedicated to his father, the Rev. Canon Shafeek A. Farah, a priest in Palestine and Canada. His signature in Arabic is carved into the decoration on the casing.
All are invited to the inaugural recital on Sept. 22. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in one of these ways: search for “David Briggs Recital” on Eventbrite.ca; by e-transfer to [email protected] (please specify “David Briggs Recital” in the message); at the front desk of the Cathedral Centre, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or by cheque, payable to St. James Cathedral, 65 Church St., Toronto, ON M5C 2E9.
To receive information about upcoming musical events at the cathedral, email [email protected] or call 416-364-7865.
Submitted by St. James Cathedral