William O'Meara performs music by Jacques Hétu as the prelude music at the three Masses with choir sung by St. Michael's Choir School. Come hear the new pipe organ, Casavant Opus 3907 (76 ranks) and appreciate the newly renovated St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica, which re-opened late September 2016 after a five-year renovation.
O'Meara features 19 Canadian composers over the course of the season (Oct. 2 - June 25).
Prelude (solo organ) schedule:
Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4:45 pm
Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9:45 am and 11:45 am
Quatre interludes pour orgue (Op. 38) – Jacques Hétu
I. Invocation III. Méditation IV. Choral
More information about the new organ and the full season program:
Canadian composers included this year in the organ solos include Violet Archer, Maya Badian, Gerald Bales, John Burge, Florence Durell Clark, Margaret Drynan, Robert Fleming, Ernest Gagnon, Emily Hall, Ruth Watson Henderson, Jacques Hétu, Clarence Lucas, Walther MacNutt, Roger Matton, François Morel, Joseph Roff, Heather Spry, Georges-Emile Tanguay and Victor Togni.