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Guest Artists

Scott Allan Orr (June 6)

Scott Allan Orr
Photo : E. Keats Webb

Scott Allan Orr, LLCM, ARCT, AMus, was born and raised in Toronto where he began his carillon studies with Roy Lee at the University of Toronto. In 2014, he received a Carillonneur Diploma summa cum laude from the Royal Carillon School ‘Jef Denyn’ in Mechelen, Belgium, where he studied performance with Eddy Mariën and composition with Erik Vandevoort. He currently sits on the committee of the British Carillon Society and has performed invited recitals in Belgium, Canada, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Poland. In addition to his carillon activities, he has worked as a pianist and music teacher, primarily as a vocal coach and musical director for theatre productions. Scott is currently a doctoral student in heritage science at the University of Oxford, working on conservation techniques for historic buildings.

Rosemary Laing (June 13)

Rosemary Laing
Photo : Lacey Antoniou

Rosemary Laing has been Carillonneur at the Netherlands Centennial Carillon in Victoria, BC, since 1993. Having been a professional organist for many years, she was introduced to the carillon by Herman Bergink in 1984. Rosemary later studied the carillon with Dr. Andrea McCrady, and in 1997 qualified to become a professional Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. Rosemary has a degree in Music Education and holds an Associateship Diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists (ARCCO). In addition to her duties as carillonneur, Rosemary teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria.

Andrée-Anne Doane (July 11)

Andrée-Anne Doane
Photo : Dominique Gendron

Andrée-Anne Doane, the titular carillonist at St. Joseph’s Oratory, received her musical training (piano, flute, voice) at École de musique Vincent-d’Indy in Montreal, earning a diploma in music and a prize with high distinction in voice. With a Bachelor of Music from Université du Québec à Montréal, Andrée-Anne taught introduction to music and music theory at École de musique Vincent-d’Indy, all the while serving as organist in several Montreal parishes. Her interest in liturgical music brought her to St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, where, for five years, she was Leader of Song for Masses. It was at that time that she began her carillon studies with Claude Aubin (Montreal) and then with Dr. Andrea McCrady (Dominion Carillonneur, Peace Tower, Ottawa). Since October 2009 she has been the titular carillonist at the Oratory. In 2010, she recorded Chantent les cloches!, a CD of solos and duets with Claude Aubin. In addition to playing two recitals a day, five days a week, Andrée-Anne promotes the carillon and leads presentations and guided tours. Since 2012 she has participated in several carillon festivals, including in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada, and in more than eight U.S. states, including the prestigious International Carillon Festival in Springfield, Illinois. In June 2013, she achieved professional Carillonneur status in the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA).

Gordon Slater (July 18)

Gordon Slater
Photo : John Heitshu

Gordon Slater studied the piano from the age of four and started playing the carillon when he was seven, assisting his father, James, the former Carillonneur at the Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. Mr. Slater majored in the bassoon at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and later studied the carillon with Milford Myhre. He held the position of Carillonneur at three Canadian carillons: the Rainbow Tower Carillon in Niagara Falls, Ontario; the Carlsberg Carillon of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto; and the Soldiers’ Tower Carillon of the University of Toronto, before being appointed Dominion Carillonneur of Canada in 1977. In this latter position Gordon Slater played the Peace Tower Carillon at Parliament in Ottawa for 31 years. Now retired, he continues to perform there occasionally, as well as tour, teach and give carillon master classes. Since 1978, Mr. Slater has been a professional Carillonneur member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America and was co‑editor, with his wife Elsa, of that organization’s annual Bulletin from 1979 to 1985. He has served on the Board of Directors, the Examination Committee and the Music Selection Committee. Mr. Slater has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, England and elsewhere in Europe, and has made several carillon recordings. He holds the Berkeley Medal from the University of California at Berkeley for distinguished service to the carillon. Gordon Slater conducts Divertimento Orchestra, a 70‑piece amateur symphony, and plays bassoon and contrabassoon with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.

Jonathan Hebert (July 25)

Jonathan Hebert
Photo : House of Commons

Jonathan Hebert, from Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia, is a graduate of the University of Ottawa School of Music, where in 2008 he completed a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, studying piano with Andrew Tunis. He works as an Information and Research Technician, User Experience, at the Library of Parliament, and often performs on the Peace Tower Carillon. He has played professional carillon recitals in Montreal, QC; Wellesley, MA; Grand Rapids, MI; Naperville, IL; and Chicago, IL. In 2017, he served as a juror for the House of Commons sesquicentennial carillon composition competition, Chime In, Canada! Jonathan began his carillon studies in 2009 while working as a summer student with the Dominion Carillonneur, Dr. Andrea McCrady. In 2013, he attended his first Congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America in St. Paul, MN, where he passed the professional Carillonneur exam. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys travelling, golfing, and watching Canadian sports, such as hockey and curling.

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