July 2–6, 2017
Presented by the
RCCO, & CIOC
Pre & post-festival activities July 1st and 7th
Organist, Opening Worship Service, July 3, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.
The Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul
Montreal-based organist Jonathan Oldengarm is active as a recitalist, teacher, and church musician. His organ and harpsichord repertoire includes works from the earliest sources of keyboard music to the 21st-century avant-garde. He is also a versatile collaborative artist. Dr. Oldengarm holds degrees in organ and harpsichord from Wilfrid Laurier and McGill Universities, and also studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and sits on its professional certification committee. He is also a member of the Organs Committee of the Quebec Religious Heritage Commission (Patrimoine réligieux). Since 2008 he has been Director of Music at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Montreal, where the music programme includes a fifty-voice semi-professional choir, two organ recital series, and several annual choir-orchestral oratorio presentations. Additionally, he teaches liturgical organ playing, accompaniment and improvisation at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.