Variations of Concern: A Pandemic Passacaglia

Michael Dirk, OrganBlaster

Second only to Bach’s most popular Toccata and Fugue in d minor, his Passacaglia and Fugue parallels many aspects of this past year as Michael will explain in his opening remarks. The 21 variations showcase the many colours of St John’s Shaughnessy’s magnum Hallman organ’s 3800 pipes! Pulling out all the stops, the program concludes with ‘Widor’s Toccata’, which clips along around 1000 notes/minute. Composite videography is enhanced with ‘pedal cam’ and pics about the church and organ chambers.

June 10th, 2023

The VSO and VSO School of Music are excited for the return of Day of Music to Downtown Vancouver with FREE performances by musicians from across the Lower Mainland and beyond. Enjoy performances and activities by the VSO and others as we come together and celebrate the joy and fun of music.