Douglas Haas

Harpsichord

Douglas HaasEmail: music@uwaterloo.ca

Douglas Haas, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, studied in Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, and West Germany. He graduated with Germany's highest degree in church music. After serving at churches in Rome and Stuttgart, he returned to Canada in 1967 to become the Director of Music at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, Canada's largest Presbyterian congregation. There his work is telecast live twice a month, with special choral telecasts on Good Friday and Christmas, to a television audience of more than 30,000 families.

Mr. Haas has given live and recorded concerts in Canada, the United States, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, England, and Germany. He has recorded on the Vox-Turnabout, Cantate Bach-Studio, Decca, Waterloo, and CBC labels and has been guest artist with the Canadian Chamber Ensemble, the Canadian Brass, the Toronto Consort, Helmuth Riling and the Stuttgart Bach Collegium, and the Wűrttemburg Chamber Orchestra. Over the past decade, concerts have taken him to Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.

In 1992, he was awarded the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award. In the summer of 1993, he was visiting resident organist of Yorkminster and Gloucester Cathedral. In March 1996, he visited England again, performing at King's College, Cambridge. In August 1993, he was the organist for the Renaissance Singers when they took residence at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, and at Lincoln, Ripon, and St Albans Cathedral.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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