Walmer Road Baptist Church Choir, Toronto, 1936

Mackintosh, E., Photographer
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Item Type
Black and white photograph of the Walmer Road Baptist Church Choir in Toronto, Ontario. The choir members are posed in the church.
The Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) is an arts service organization that supports, promotes, and celebrates Canada’s organ music community through learning opportunities, professional certification, communications, and advocacy. It also offers services such as educational resources, communications, and support for church organists and choir directors. The RCCO represents everyone with an interest in organ heritage and culture, including professional and beginner organists, composers, organ builders, and organ music enthusiasts.

In 1909, eight men in Brantford, Ontario formed the Canadian Guild of Organists, an organization similar to the Royal College of Organists in England. At the General Council meeting in September 1920 the name was changed to the Canadian College of Organists, and the college absorbed the Canadian members of the American Guild of Organists. In 1959, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted use of the Royal prefix in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the College and of its significant contribution to the cultural life of Canada.

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The RCCO unites organists from across Canada at Organ Festival Canada and the National Organ Competition. It communicates with members through Organ Canada/Orgue Canada, the quarterly journal of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. The RCCO is also active internationally, hosting the International Congress of Organists in 1957, 1967, and 1993.
Walmer Road Baptist Church Choir
Date of Original
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 23cm
Image Height: 18cm
Local identifier
Royal Canadian College of Organists collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.70011 Longitude: -79.4163
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
S506 Disc 1
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
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Walmer Road Baptist Church Choir, Toronto, 1936

Black and white photograph of the Walmer Road Baptist Church Choir in Toronto, Ontario. The choir members are posed in the church.