St. Mike’s grad medals in pipe organ

When the Royal Conservatory of Music awarded him gold in pipe organ, Johann Licht was away spiking volleyballs. Standing 6’5, Licht’s reach is in demand as much on volleyball courts as for hitting pedals and keys on Toronto church organs. Now a first-year science student at the University of Toronto, where he plays volleyball for the Blues, […]

Sounds of old challenged by the new

Beach United Church is giving a new voice to an old instrument – the church organ. Reopened in October after a major, multi-year renovation, Beach United now features sun shades, solar panels and an open sanctuary without a single pew. Adding a 2,000-pipe organ might seem like a throwback for such a modern space, but […]