St. Mary’s Cathedral, Kingston, will host “Something Old, Something New”, a concert to benefit the extensive restoration of the 114-year-old Cathedral Organ on Sunday, May 26, at 2:30pm. Music for solo voice, organ, piano, clarinet, and choir will be performed by Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music, joined by cantors of the Cathedral, Sammy Johnston (clarinet), and members of the Moellman Family on violin. As well, the new 20-voice Cathedral Youth Singers will make their formal concert debut, accompanied by well-known Kingston pianist Clare Miller. Refreshments will follow this varied and exciting performance. Admission: free-will offering, with tax receipts available for donations of $25 or more.
The Cathedral is at 279 Johnson St. (at Clergy) in Kingston.
Situated in the the cathedral’s grand acoustics and architecture, the Cathedral Organ has been the “voice of the St. Mary’s Cathedral” since its construction and installation in 1905 by the Karn-Warren Organ Company of Woodstock, Ontario. It is a centrepiece of the musical heritage of Kingston and the surrounding region, and its restoration is of importance to the wider community. Any assistance in bringing this project to the community-at-large is most appreciated.
Information about the organ can be found at the following websites:
Inquiries for graphical media or interview should be directed to Jeffrey Moellman, Director of Music and Organist, St. Mary’s Cathedral, at the above contact information.