Onsale Times

Come start your December with the Holiday spirit, joining Dr. Sarah Svendsen for some Yule-Tide Cheer with the King of Instruments. Music will include some dancing Tchaikovsky, jubilant J.S. Bach, and even some lamentation over lost front teeth.

Ugly Holiday Sweaters are encouraged.

Described by Chronicler Musical, La Liberté as “Greatly Virtuosic”, Concert Organist Sarah Svendsen maintains a busy international concert career as a soloist and musical collaborator. As both a soloist as well as an ensemble performer, Dr. Svendsen is known for her imaginative and engaging performances, including the athletic, inspiring, and fun performance style of her Comedy Duo, “Organized Crime." She has been recorded by CBC Radio and YouTube, playing Apocalypsis by Canadian Composer R. Murray Schaffer as well as Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in d minor.

Svendsen is an active member of the Canadian organ community. She is the Curriculum Design and Program Coordinator for the Summer Organ Academy of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and serves on the RCCO’s National Strategic Planning committee. Her work in this area is focused on developing outreach initiatives for organ appreciation and education, as well as disseminating information regarding organist health and safety.

Dr. Svendsen was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia and is now based in Toronto.