Percival J. Illsley and Albert Ham
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- Black and white photograph of two presidents of the Canadian College of Organists. They are seated on a bench in front of St. George's Church in Montreal during the 1922 Canadian College of Organists Convention.
Left: Percival J. Illsley, CCO president from 1920 to 1922
Right: Albert Ham, CCO president from 1909-1920
- Photograph is damaged. Dark ink mark near shoulder of Percival J. Illsley.
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.
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Image Width: 12cm
Image Height: 17.5cm
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- Royal Canadian College of Organists collection
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Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
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