Noon Hour Concert: Rhetorical Repetition (online)

Thursday, October 7, 2021 11:31 am - 11:31 am EDT

St. Peters pipe organ

This concert will feature the wonderful pipe organ located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, played by organist Dr. Peter Nikiforuk.<--break->  The recipient of numerous prizes and scholarships, in 1993 Peter received a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Yale University. Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, graduating with an Advanced Course Diploma. In 1996, Peter won the prestigious Leslie Bell Prize in Choral Conducting. Peter has been Director of Music at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church since 1989, and an instructor at the Beckett School since 2000. Prior to his work at the Beckett School, Peter was Executive Director of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) for 11 years. He is also an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music and the RCCO. An active recitalist and clinician, Peter is co-owner of Kelman Hall Publishing, which specializes in sacred music. 

The Rhetorical Repetition title comes from one of the most powerful elements in the composer's toolkit, it is also one of the most underappreciated as a musical device. This program will explore forms of repetition in works from the Stylus Fantasticus period of the generations before Bach and contrast with works from the more recent past. All are linked by the conspicuous use of repetition as a compositional device.  

 The video will be posted on November 3rd at 12:30pm, and will remain on the Grebel Youtube Channel until the end of the term.

Our many thanks go to the congregation and staff at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, for allowing us to enjoy their organ and record at their church.

Our thanks also go to Staebler Insurance for their generous sponsorship of this series

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