April 4, 2020

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.

Michael's anthem “Bless God's Holy Name: Psalm 103”, composed for the consecration of Mary Irwin Gibson as Bishop of Montreal in September 2015, was published by Augsburg Fortress in 2019. Other choral compositions include “Bless the Lord, O my soul” for choir, congregation, and keyboard, premiered in May 2012; and “I sought you, Lord” for a capella choir, premiered in October 2010. His anthems “Morning Prayer”, “Love, Joy, and Peace”, and “Come sing, O Church, in joy” have been published by the Royal Canadian College of Organists. Organ works include “Prelude and Toccata” (2017), “Montreal Sonata” (1995), “Fredericton Suite” (2002), and “Promenade: Homage to Gerald Bales” (2004), the last of which is published in the RCCO collection “Te Deum Laudamus” volume 2. His newly-orchestrated version of “In Flanders Fields” was premiered in November 2014 by the Ottawa Choral Society.

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.

Michael was the Co-Chair of the planning committee for “I Feel the Winds”, a national organ festival that took place to great acclaim in Kingston in July 2016, serves on the Anglican Church task force preparing a supplement for the Common Praise hymn book, and is Chair of the Royal Canadian College of Organists Kingston Centre. He recently appeared as "Brick" in the King's Town Players production of Goodbye, Piccadilly by local playwright Douglas Bowie, and will music direct for Bottletree's production of Matilda in September 2019.

Contact Michael by e-mail or at 613-548-4617 x23.

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