RCCO Ottawa Centre
CRCO Section d'Ottawa

PO Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5W4

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Royal Canadian College of Organists

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Our 30th season information is now available on our Pro Organo page. You can now see our exciting lineup of organists and churches. You may purchase your season ticket on line.


Our Guest Speaker this year is Giles Bryant who will speak on Healey Willan. Ask you Clergy and friends to join you. Details are on the Events page. YOu may register by mail or on line.



As the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Fund awarded no Scholarship in 2017, it has awarded two $5,000 Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarships in 2018, as well as a Godfrey Hewitt Bursary of $3,000. The two $5,000 Scholarships have been awarded to DAVID SIMON and NICHOLAS WALTERS.

The $3,000 Bursary has been awarded to Samuel Lee.

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DAVID SIMON The Godfrey Hewitt Scholarship

David Simon

David Simon has been an organist since the age of twelve, when he was organist for Daily Mass, recorded and broadcast nationally from St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. He has since held church music positions in Canada and the United States and has played recitals and accompanied choir tours in North America and Europe. Simon is currently a DMA student at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, studying with Thomas Murray, and is an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition, he maintains an active Youtube channel of his recordings, compositions, improvisations, and transcriptions.

NICHOLAS WALTERS - The Godfrey Hewitt Scholarship

Nicholas Walters

Nicholas Walters is a Master’s student in Organ Performance at McGill University in Montréal, QC where he studies with Hans-Ola Ericsson. First-prize winner of the 2017 Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition, Nicholas enjoys an active schedule of recitals in Québec and Ontario. He was recently appointed as Assistant Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, having been Organ Scholar at the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montréal from 2015-2017; he also maintains an internship at the Church of St. Irénée in Montreal, where he explores performance practice considerations of Gregorian Chant. Nicholas has been the recipient of many awards and achievements at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from Queen’s University, Kingston, which allows him to enjoy occasional contract work in the Canadian nuclear industry.

The $3,000 Bursary has been awarded to:

Samuel Lee - The Godfrey Hewitt Bursary

Samuel Lee, an Ottawa organ student, has studied the organ with Karen Holmes since 2010, and has also completed his B.Mus. in Piano Performance with David Jalbert at the University of Ottawa. During his studies with Karen Holmes, Samuel gained the diploma of CRCCO in 2014 and the ARCCO in 2016. Having achieved the highest marks in Canada in both the practical and written sections of the ARCCO examination, Samuel was awarded the Willan Scholarship, the Wayne C. Vance Scholarship, the Rollinson Prize, and the Ruth & Ralph Barker Prize. In 2018, Samuel will begin a Masters Programme in Organ Performance and Church Music at McGill University with Christian Lane and Hans-Ola Ericsson. Samuel hopes to become a concert organist, as well as a professor in a university some day.


The Ottawa Centre is offering a complimentary membership to organ students. For full details see: http://rcco.dev/schol.html#studentmember

Follow us on our new FACEBOOK page

The Ottawa Centre has a Facebook page. You can follow us at RCCO/CRCO-Ottawa We invite you to 'like' our page and share it with your friends, church etc. Events, concerts, videos etc. will be posted for public consumption. Thanks to Josh Zentner-Barrett (Publicity)for creating and maintaining this page.


You may register and pay for the Clergy Organist dinner on line. Details of the dinner are on the Events page

Clergy-Organist Dinner

Your name
names of guests
Each meal is $40 CDN
(Select number of meals in next window)
Giles Bryant


Please note that this timeline can be found by selecting Centre Info | Web Archive pages | Ottawa Cente History Timeline on the menu above.

The Centre History kiosk made its debut at Orgelfest 2013. This is an interractive display which places significant events on a timeline. Bill Vineer supplied muich of the content and Rick St Germain put it all together. Click on the graphic below to access this display.

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