Royal Canadian College of Organists convention, St. Catharines
Description
Creator
Matheson, Ian, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of a procession of Royal Canadian College of Organists members at a convention in St. Catharines, Ontario. The men and women are walking outdoors and wearing academic caps and gowns. Henry Rosevear, RCCO president, is at the front of the procession, on the left.
Notes
The Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) is an interdenominational community of professional and amateur organists, church musicians, choral conductors, and others who share an interest in organs and organ music. RCCO supports the development of organ and choral performance in Canada, and church musicianship.

Founded as the Canadian Guild of Organists in 1909, RCCO is the nation’s oldest association of musicians. In 1920 the name was changed to Canadian College of Organists, and in 1959 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted use of the Royal prefix.

RCCO supports its members in the development and practice of organ and choral performance, and church musicianship. It offers vocational support to its members, publishes a bimonthly journal, holds annual conventions, and publishes organ and choral works. Annual examinations are held for the diplomas of Colleague, Associate and Fellow; the Professional Diploma in Choral Conducting; and the certificates in Service Playing and Choir Training.

The Royal Canadian College of Organists is a federally incorporated registered charitable organization. It is administered by a Board of Directors. The National Council is an independent advisory board which includes the directors, chairs of standing committees, and member representatives.

RCCO is divided into 8 geographic Regions: Atlantic; Quebec and Eastern Ontario; Central Ontario; Southern Ontario; Western Ontario; Manitoba and Northwest Ontario; Prairies; and Pacific. Within each Region are local Centers, where members carry out the day to day activities of the College in their own communities.
Inscriptions
On reverse, in ink: RCCO Convention, St. Catharine's: Henry Rosevear, front left.

On reverse, photographer's stamp: Photography by Ian Matheson, Staff Photographer, The St. Catharines Standard; St. Catharines, Ontario
Date of Original
Between 1952 and 1963
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 20.5cm
Image Height: 25cm
Subject(s)
Local identifier
S506_29.6_5
Collection
Royal Canadian College of Organists collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.16681 Longitude: -79.24958
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S506 Disc 1
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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Royal Canadian College of Organists convention, St. Catharines


Black and white photograph of a procession of Royal Canadian College of Organists members at a convention in St. Catharines, Ontario. The men and women are walking outdoors and wearing academic caps and gowns. Henry Rosevear, RCCO president, is at the front of the procession, on the left.