Curriculum Vitæ

DR. PAUL EMLYN JESSEN

D.Mus. ( Université de Montréal ), M.Mus. ( McGill University ), B.Mus. (Victoria University, New Zealand )
Licentiate of the Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts ( Melbourne, Australia ),
Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music ( London, UK )
Licentiate of Trinity College of Music, London, ( UK )

Organist, Pianist, Choir Director, Church Musician, Composer, Music Teacher


Languages: English, French, German

Computer Knowledge: Windows 98, Word 7, WordPerfect 9, MS Publisher '97, Quicken 4, Corel Graphics 10, Finale 2002, Midiscan.

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Professional Experience:

Organist: Concerts

Accompaniment and Chamber Music

Choral Director in Church and Community

Music Tuition

Business

Music Composition

Education:

Academic Formation

Other Education

Professionals Associations


Organ Concerts

Forthcoming Concerts

Past Concerts:

Programme: Fugue sur O Canada - Conrad Letendre ; Fantasy - Ned Rorem ; Suite - Denis Bédard ; Le jardin suspendu - Jehan Alain ; Vision of Christ Phoenix - Malcolm Williamson

Programme: Litanies & Le jardin suspendu - Jehan Alain ; Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain - Maurice Duruflé ; Fantasy - Ned Rorem ; Prière et Berceuse - Alexandre Guilmant ; Vision of Christ Phoenix - Malcolm Williamson

Programme: Suite - Denis Bédard ; Suite Gothique - Léon Boëllmann

Programme: Fugue sur O Canada - Conrad Letendre ; Le jardin suspendu - Jehan Alain ; Fantasy - Ned Rorem ; Prière (Op. 20) - César Franck ;Sortie sur <Adeste Fidelis> - Pierre Cochereau

Programme: Fugue sur O Canada - Conrad Letendre ; Le jardin suspendu - Jehan Alain ; Fantasy - Ned Rorem ; Prière (Op. 20) - César Franck ;Sortie sur <Adeste Fidelis> - Pierre Cochereau

Programme: Prière (Op. 20) - César Franck ; Fantasy - Ned Rorem ; Fugue sur O Canada - Conrad Letendre

Programme: Suite Gothique (Op.25) - Léon Boellmann ; Ciacona in f minor - Johann Pachelbel ; Adagio in C Major (KV 356) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Magnificat du 3e et 4e ton - Michel Corrette ; Variations on the Old Hundredth (1995) - Denis Bédard ; Toccata and Fugue in d minor (BWV 565) - Johann Sebastian Bach ; Prelude, Fugue and Variation - César Franck ; Scherzo in g minor - Enrico Bossi ; Romance - Josef Bonnet ; Elfes - Bonnet ; Grand Chour Dialogué - Eugène Gigout

Programme: Music by Franz Liszt: Tu es Petrus, Les Morts, Ave maria, Évocation à la chapelle Sixtine, Präludium und Fuge über BACH

Programme: Chorale No.2 by César Franck, Suite, and Variations on the Old One Hundredth by Denis Bedard, and Lament by Marcel Dupré.

Programme: Summer from the Four Seasons, and Concerto in a by Antonio Vivaldi. Choral No.2 by César Franck.

Programme: Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, O Mensch bewein dein Sünde gross by J.S.Bach.

Programme: Works by Franz Tunder and Petr Eben's Sunday Music (Moto Ostinato and Finale)

Programme: Concerto for organ and piano by Flor Peeters, duets by Edvard Grieg, Lieder by Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms.

Programme Concerto for organ and piano by Flor Peeters, duets by Edvard Grieg and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Three programmes of music by Jehan Alain, C.P.E.Bach, J.S.Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Marcel Dupré, Maurice Duruflé, Edward Elgar, Petr Eben, César Franck, Félix Alexandre Guilmant, Naji Hakim, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

  • June 1996 Concert fin doctorat

Programme Sonntagsmusik by Petr Eben, Prélude et Fugue en si majeur by Marcel Dupré, and Hommage à Igor Stravinski by Naji Hakim

Programme Music by Petr Eben, and César Franck, amongst others

Programme Music by Naji Hakim, Petr Eben, et César Franck

Programme Music by J.S.Bach and Pachelbel

 

Repertoire North German music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries

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2. Accompaniment and Chamber Music

Programme: "Organ Symphony" - Camille Saint-Saëns

Programme: Stabat Mater - Caldara

Programme: Stabat Mater - Pergolesi

Programme: Sacred Vocal Music Concert

Programme: Choruses by George Frederick Handel.

Programme: Summer from the Four Seasons, and Concerto in a by Antonio Vivaldi. Choral No.2 by César Franck.

Programme: Stabat Mater by Giovanni Pergolesi, Fratres by Arvo Pärt, O Mensch bewein dein Sünde gross by J.S.Bach.

Montréal, Québec

Montréal, Québec

Concerts:

  1. Concert at Christ Church Cathedral
  2. Concert Tudor Hall, at Ogilvie's
  3. Concert at Alcan
  4. Concert at la maison de culture de plateau Mont Royal
  5. Concert at l'École Vincent d'Indy

 

The Gregg Smith Singers

Université de Montréal

Montréal, Québec

Université de Montréal

Concerts:

  1. Cantatas by J.S.Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  2. Jephtha by Giocomo Carissimi

 

McGill University

Productions:

  1. Term Concerts
  2. Concert in Lichtenstein Hall, McGill University
  3. Concert at Christ Church Cathedral

 

Bremer Akademie für Alte Musik

Bremen, Germany

Productions:

  1. Term Concerts
  2. Concerts with baroque violin and viol in Ostfriesland, Germany

 

Wellington, Waikanae, and Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Productions:

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3. Church and Choir

Forthcoming Concerts

St Clare's Roman Catholic Church
Toronto
, Ontario

Responsibilities

  1. Play organ and piano for Sunday services
  2. Accompany hymns, anthems, and solos
  3. Consult regularly with the priest for the services
  4. Conduct and train the choir
  5. Librarian
  6. Choose hymns, anthems, solos, and voluntaries

 

 

Responsibilities

  1. Conduct and train two choirs: Mixed (40 voices); Women's (20 voices)
  2. Choose the repertoire
  3. Arrange for soloists and accompanists
  4. Consult regularly with the Department Chair
  5. Conduct five concerts at Brock
  6. Arrange one concert in Toronto
  7. Audition all prospective choir students (60)
  8. Conduct mid-term and end-of-term individual chorister tests

Productions

  1. Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten
  2. Folk Songs of the Four Seasons - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  3. Liebeslieder Valzer, Op. 52 - Johannes Brahms
  4. Requiem (selections) - Peter Landey

 

St Matthew's United Church
Toronto
, Ontario

Responsibilities

  1. Play organ and piano for Sunday services
  2. Accompany hymns, anthems, and solos
  3. Consult regularly with the minister for the services
  4. Sit on the Spiritual Life Committee and the Official Board
  5. Conduct and train the choir
  6. Audition and hire six soloists
  7. Librarian
  8. Found and Direct a Community Children's Choir
  9. Found and Direct the Church School Choir
  10. Choose anthems, solos, and voluntaries
  11. Administer the concert series
  12. Care of the musical instruments

Productions

  1. MusiCraft Music, Arts, and Flower Festival (May, 2003)
  2. The Way of the Cross Lent & Easter Choral Concert (April, 2003)
  3. The University of Toronto Gospel Choir (February, 2003)
  4. Four-Concert Series (February - May 2002)
  5. Music, Arts, and Flower Festival (May, 2001)
  6. Stabat Mater - Antonio Caldara (April 2001)
  7. Ceremony of Carols - Benjamin Britten (December 2000)
  8. Stabat Mater - Giovanni Pergolesi (April 2000)
  9. The Crucifixion - John Stainer (March 2000)

St Gilbert Roman Catholic Church
St Léonard, Québec

 

Sankt Johannes Lutheran Church
Montréal, Québec

Chouer Fleur de Lys
Montréal, Québec

 

New Exodus Singers
Montréal, Québec

Productions:

  1. Christmas Concert and recording
  2. Concert tour to Toronto
  3. Festal Choral Evensong for the visit of the Archbishop of the West Indies
  4. Mystical Song No 5 by Ralph Vaughan Williams
  5. The Crucifixion - John Stainer
  6. Te Deum in Bb by C.V.Stanford
  7. Jubilate in Bb by C.V.Stanford
  8. Ave Maria by Jacob Arcadelt
  9. Evensong once a month at Trinity Anglican (Memorial) Church, Montréal.

 

Summerlea United Church
Lachine, Québec

Productions:

  1. Sunday services
  2. Special musical Christmas services
  3. Organ, piano, and choir concerts
  4. Posters and programmes
  5. Purchased a grand piano

 

The Cathedral Singers at Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral
Montréal, Québec

Productions:

  1. Weekly Evensong
  2. Special music during Advent, Lent and Easter
  3. Organ, and choral concerts
  4. The Messiah (George Frederick Handel), Carmina Burana (Carl Orff), Requiem (Gabriel Fauré), St John Passion (J.S.Bach), Chichester Psalms (Leornard Bernstein), and various cantatas by J.S.Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude.

 

Christ Church (Anglican) Cathedral
Montréal, Québec

Productions:

  1. Sunday services
  2. Special music during Advent, Lent and Easter
  3. Many organ, choir, and chamber music concerts
  4. The Messiah (George Frederick Handel), Coronation Mass (W.A.Mozart)

 

Bremen Gymnasium
Bremen, Germany

 

Waikanae Singers
Waikanae, New Zealand

 

First Church of Christ, Scientist
Wellington, New Zealand

 

St George's (Anglican) Church
Wellington, New Zealand

 

St Barnabas (Anglo-catholic) Church
Wellington, New Zealand

Productions:

  1. Sunday Mass
  2. Special music for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter

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4. Tuition

Responsibilities

 

Activities

 

Montréal, Québec

Activities:

 

Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts

Australia and New Zealand

Petkum, Germany

Waikanae Continuing Education Society

Waikanae, New Zealand

Series:

  1. Course in general music history (1500 to the present)
  2. Course on the German Lied of the XIX century
  3. Course on musical instruments

 

Organ (pipe and electronic), theory, piano (popular and classical music)

Wellington, Waikanae and Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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5. Business

Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Organists' Association

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Organists' Association

Wellington, New Zealand

Waikanae Music Society

Waikanae, New Zealand

Wellington Piano Group

Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand Choral Federation

Wellington, New Zealand

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6. Composition

2003 Kyrie
(Congregational & choir, composed for Lent & Taizé)

2003 Elegy for Organ
(Modern style)

2002 Baptism of Jesus / Baptismal Hymn
(Choral, composed for The Baptism of Jesus, or general baptism; contemporary style)

1999 Evensong Setting: Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, Preces & Responses
(Choral; traditional style)

1978 Hosanna to the Son of David
(Choral Introit for Palm Sunday; Baroque style)

Since 1976 Various descants

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Academic Formation

Interprétation (en orgue)

Université de Montréal

Interpretation (Organ)

McGill University

Montréal, Québec

Early Music

Bremer Akademie für Alte Musik

Bremen, Germany

Interpretation (Organ)

Norddeutsche Orgelakademie

Bunde, Germany

Music History and Organ Performance

Victoria University

Wellington, New Zealand

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Other Education

  1. Choir Direction
  2. Psychology
  3. Spirituality

Choir Direction

 

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Psychology

·         Since January 2005
Studies in Trauma Healing, Focusing, and Empathy with Zan Redcrow
Toronto, Ontario

·         Since November 2004
Studies in Spiritual Psychology at the Transformational Arts College
Toronto, Ontario

·         May 2004 Conference: Awakening to Spirit
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2003 Conference: Restoring the Heaven and Earth Connection
Montréal, Québec

·         July 2002 Workshop on Morphopsychology
New Acropolis
Toronto, Ontario

·         May 2002 Conference: Igniting the Spirit and Recovering the Soul
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2001 Conference: Spirit, Space, & Human Transformation 2001
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2000 Conference: Portals to New Worlds
Montréal, Québec

·         May 1999 Conference: Transition Point 99
Montréal, Québec

 

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Spirituality

·         May 2004 Conference: Awakening to Spirit
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2003 Conference: Restoring the Heaven and Earth Connection
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2002 Conference: Igniting the Spirit and Recovering the Soul
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2001 Conference: Spirit, Space, & Human Transformation 2001
Montréal, Québec

·         May 2000 Conference: Portals to New Worlds
Montréal, Québec

·         May 1999 Conference: Transition Point 99
Montréal, Québec

·         1991 - 1999 Student at the Spiritual Science Fellowship
Montréal, Québec

Intensive private Bible studies

 

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This Page Last Updated January 30, 2005 by Dr Paul Jessen