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Metropolitan United Church | Noon at Met – Aaron James, Organist – Jonathan Oldengarm, Pianist
November 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Aaron James is the Director of Music at the Toronto Oratory of St Philip Neri, and a sessional lecturer in
organ at the University of Toronto. An alumnus of the Eastman School of Music, he graduated in 2016 with
both a PhD degree in musicology and a DMA degree in organ, along with the Performer’s Certificate in organ.
He was the 2011 winner of the National Organ Playing Competition of the Royal Canadian College of
Organists, and has won numerous other prizes for his organ playing, including first place in the Florence and
Stanley Osborne Organ Competition and the Howard Fairclough Organ Competition; he was also a finalist in
the 2012 Franz Schmidt International Organ Competition (Kitzbühel, Austria). He is a Fellow of the Royal
Canadian College of Organists, and currently serves the College as national Chair of Examinations. His writing
has been published in various scholarly and general-interest publications in print and online, including the
Journal of the Alamire Foundation, Early Music, Antiphon, New Liturgical Movement, Organ Canada, Sacred
Music, The Lamp, Oxford Bibliographies Online and Grove Music Online.
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