April 24, 2017

Michael Capon

Michael Capon serves as Director of Music at St. George’s Cathedral, and is active as a performer, conductor, composer, and teacher. In addition to his church work, Michael has directed community choirs and orchestras, directed music for theatrical productions, taught music theory and organ students, and adjudicated at music festivals and competitions.

Recent compositions include “I sought you, Lord” for a capella choir, premiered in October 2010; “Bless the Lord, O my soul” for choir, congregation, and keyboard, premiered in May 2012; “New Life Mass” for congregational singing, premiered in October 2012; a newly-orchestrated version of “In Flanders Fields”, premiered in November 2014 by the Ottawa Choral Society; and “Psalm 103”, premiered at the consecration of Mary Irwin-Gibson as Bishop of Montreal in September 2015.

Michael won first prize in the Quebec-wide John Robb Organ Competition and Second Prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists' National Organ Playing Competition, and has recorded for CBC Radio and Vision TV. He earned his Master of Music degree from McGill University in Organ Performance, his ARCT. (Royal Conservatory of Toronto) in Piano Performance, and his ARCCO (Royal Canadian College of Organists).

Other church music positions include Director of Music at Glenview Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Timothy Eaton United Church in Toronto, Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Assistant Organist at St. George's Cathedral in Perth, Australia.

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