Maestro Boris Brott has a long-standing appreciation for the music of Christ Church Cathedral. His father, Alexander, founded the McGill Chamber Orchestra, which has performed regularly at the cathedral for more than fifty years. On the death of his father in 2005, Boris was appointed Artistic Director of the MCO. “I’ve had the good fortune,” he notes, “to work with Music Director and Organist Patrick Wedd and his predecessor, Gerald Wheeler.” Maestro Brott has directed and attended both religious and secular musical events at the Cathedral, including conducting all of Mozart’s church sonatas with the Cathedral’s Karl Wilhelm organ. “It was a bit tricky with the organ located behind the conductor—we had to use several mirrors!” The organ will be maintained and upgraded with funds from the campaign. “With a little bit of help,” says Maestro Brott, “it could be among the finest organs in the city.” Continue reading “Cathedral organ could be one of the finest in the city says Boris Brott”
A Particular Way of Seeing: The Cathedral Through Remrov’s Eyes
Business leaders, social workers, teachers, musicians, skilled workers, professionals, and more, Christ Church Cathedral is lucky to have committed parishioners willing to put their personal skills and energy to the service of the community. This week, Rising Up! introduces Remrov, a gifted artist and member of the congregation who donated a beautiful drawing of the cathedral to the campaign. Continue reading “A Particular Way of Seeing: The Cathedral Through Remrov’s Eyes”
Restoration of the cathedral building – work is in progress!
In recent weeks, the cathedral has been fitted with the scaffolding that will allow workers to beautify it, ensure its longevity and make its premises entirely safe. For an overview of the restoration work in progress, read on! If you prefer a short synopsis, watch our video featuring a recording of organist Gerald Wheeler playing a Bach Choral Prelude on the cathedral organ. Continue reading “Restoration of the cathedral building – work is in progress!”