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Renowned Church Musician and Organist to Perform in Sudbury

September 28, 2017

Thorneloe University invites the community to an organ concert by Matthew Larkin, Organist and Music Director at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church (Toronto). The free concert will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Place,

111 Larch Street in Sudbury. An offering will be taken at the concert to support the Organ Fund at the Fielding Memorial Chapel of St. Mark, which was recently designated a heritage building by the City of Greater Sudbury.

Matthew Larkin is one of Canada’s foremost church musicians and organists and is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Mr. Larkin served as the organist and music director at Christ Church Cathedral (Anglican) in Ottawa from 2003 until this past summer when he took his new responsibilities at St. Thomas’s Church in Toronto.

The program of music will feature old and new, with traditional songs and repertoire to suit the changing of the seasons, and the long beauty of summers on the seashore. Organ music by traditional European masters such as J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck, and others, will be offered alongside modernists such as Joseph Jongen, William Mathias, and Louis Vierne.

In addition, there will be songs by John Ireland and others that evoke the romanticism of life by the sea. Mr. Larkin will be joined by baritone Garth Hampson for three songs towards the end of the program. Both artists are thrilled to be visiting Sudbury, and to have the opportunity to perform at St. Andrew’s Place.

Mr. Larkin will be receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Thorneloe University during its convocation ceremony on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Thorneloe University has offered academic programming in the humanities for more than 50 years. As a founding member of the Laurentian University Federation, on the campus of Laurentian University in Sudbury, Thorneloe is home to the departments of Ancient Studies, Theatre and Motion Picture Arts, Religious Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well the Thorneloe University School of Theology

For more information about Thorneloe University, visit www.thorneloe.ca.

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