July 2–6, 2017
Presented by the
RCCO, & CIOC
Pre & post-festival activities July 1st and 7th
Rachel Mahon is Assistant Organist at Chester Cathedral, UK, a post she combines with a busy international recital schedule. Recent and upcoming recitals include an opening concert for the Montreal Symphony with an all-English programme at Maison symphonique de Montréal; St Alban’s Cathedral, UK; Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Convention 2016; Orgelsommer Festival 2016, St. Michaelis Church, Lüneburg, Germany; Temple Church, London, UK (presented by the Keyboard Trust); and St Thomas Fifth Avenue, New York City. She is equally experienced as an accompanist, having performed extensively with numerous choirs and ensembles, including the Mendelssohn Singers, the Elora Festival Singers and the Tallis Choir of Toronto.
Rachel was Organ Scholar at St Paul's Cathedral in London, England from 2014-2016. As one of the full time organists, she regularly played and conducted for services, working with the world famous Cathedral Choir in the daily cycle of worship as well as services of National significance. She has played for several high profile events, including those in the presence of royalty.
Rachel has won numerous awards and competitions in Canada, including a graduating scholarship from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Professor John Tuttle. Whilst pursuing her degree, Rachel was the Bevan Organ Scholar at Trinity College, U of T, as well as the Principal Organist at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. She has also held organ scholarships at St James Cathedral, Toronto and Truro Cathedral, UK. Rachel currently studies with Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
For a list of upcoming concerts and for more information, please visit rachelmahon.co.uk.