Hamilton, Ontario – On Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the finals of the Howard Fairclough Memorial Organ Competition will be held at Centenary United Church, at the corner of Main and MacNab Streets in Hamilton.
The two talented competitors are Stephen Boda and Rachel Mahon; each will play three major organ works on the large pipe organ at Centenary. The jury members will be Michael Bloss, Ian Sadler and Philip Sarabura, all professional organists of high standing in the musical community.
The winner of the First prize receives $1,500, and of the Second prize $750. The Competition is made possible by a generous gift from the Fairclough family, through the Hamilton Community Foundation. The event is organized by the Hamilton Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, which is pleased to have this opportunity to encourage organ performance at a high level among fine young players.
To be eligible, contestants must be younger than 28, working towards a degree or diploma in organ studies, and resident in Ontario.
All those interested in music are cordially invited to attend. Admission will not be charged.