Toronto Concert June 30 2009
Gala Concert brings master organist Gillian Weir full circle
Royal Canadian College of Organists Celebrates 100th anniversary with major international organ festival
On Friday May 1 this year, I listened to Dame Gillian Weir, master organist, give a breathtaking recital, jet-lag be damned, to open the fourth annual ORGANIX festival, on Casavant Organ Opus 3095, newly installed in Holy Trinity Church, in the shadow of the Eaton Centre. The following morning I caught up with her for a whirlwind interview, a few blocks east, at the console of Metropolitan United Church's mighty Casavant Opus 1367, en route to the airport on her way back home to England.
Between those two organs hangs this particular tale.