Bryan Anderson, winner of the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition (concert at Saints-Anges Church)

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Event details

  • 27 March 2022
  • 15:00
  • Eglise Saints-Anges 1400, boul. Saint-Joseph Lachine (Qc) H8S 2M8
  • Entrée Libre | Don suggéré : 10$

Bryan Anderson is winner of the 2021 Canadian International Organ Competition.

This concert is presented at Saints-Anges Church in Lachine


  • Arrive 10-15 minutes before the concert starts
  • Wear a mask
  • The size of the church allows social distancing

Presented in collaboration with CIOC


Bryan Anderson enjoys a versatile career as an organist, church musician, teacher, and musical collaborator. The Diapason, which named Bryan to its “20 under 30” Class of 2017, called him “brilliant, yet quiet and unassuming.” Classical Voice of North Carolina described his playing as “simply first class.”

In 2021, Bryan taking a 3rd prize and Robilliard prize at the Canadian International Organ Competition, and in 2019 winning the Firmin Swinnen Second Prize at the Longwood Gardens Organ Competition. He has also performed at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society. Recently he appeared on the album Pipedreams Premieres, vol. 3, performing music of Henry Martin alongside Isabelle Demers, Stephen Tharp, and Ken Cowan. Bryan has completed a number of original orchestral transcriptions, including works by Duruflé, Alkan, and Debussy, in recitals. In recent years Bryan has included varied appearances with the viols of Les Touches (as harpsichordist), with Houston Grand Opera, and with trumpeters Christopher Martin and Barbara Butler.

Bryan is currently employed as Director of Music at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and School in Houston, TX, oversees daily sung services within the K-12 school, and works as a classroom music teacher to elementary grades. Bryan also works as the Preparatory Choir Director for the Houston Childrens’ Chorus. He previously held positions at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston; Wells Cathedral in Somerset, England; and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Tenth Presbyterian Church, both in Philadelphia. He also served as an assistant organist at the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ.

Bryan received his Master’s Degree in organ performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2018, with Ken Cowan. At the Curtis Institute of Music, Bryan completed his Bachelor’s Degree in organ with Alan Morrison, and an Artist Diploma in harpsichord with Leon Schelhase.  Previous teachers were Jeannine Morrison, in piano, and Sarah Martin, in organ.


Prélude et fugue en mi mineur, BWV 548

(1685 – 1750)


(1953 – )

Trois préludes Hambourgeois

(1942 – )

The Last Rose of Summer, op. 59

(1839 – 1909)

Sunday Music
III. Moto Ostinato

(1929 – 2007)

Go Down Moses

(1905 – 1987)

Six Pieces
VI. Paean

(1892 – 1983)

Thank you to all our sponsors

Public partners

Conseil des arts de Montréal
Arrondissement Lachine
Enrico Ciccone, député de Marquette
Bingo Lachine

Season sponsors – Gold

Collégial international Sainte-Anne
Desjardins Caisse de Lachine


Season sponsors – Silver

Piano Vertu
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Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
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Season sponsors – Bronze
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Concerts sponsors

MLV Immobilier
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Centre visuel Victoria