Noon Hour concerts return! Plan to spend your lunch hour at one of the 3 concerts held during the Bach Festival.
Saturday July 15th arrive at Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church by Noon with your lunch in hand for an organ recital featuring Dr. Richard Heinzle!
Dr. Richard Heinzle
In January 2014, Dr. Richard Heinzle assumed the position of Music Director and Organist with Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church in Exeter. As part of Trivitt’s outreach program, he is Music Director of the South Huron Community Choirs — which consists of an adult Choir, a youth Choir and a handbell choir. In addition, the music program includes a choir for the residents of Exeter Villa and a choir for a special needs members of the community, their family and caregivers. Life these days is exciting, interesting and eventful, as he also conducts four other choirs in the Greater Toronto Area. Richard is a board member of the London centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organist, as well as the Bach Music Festival of Canada.
Richard’s idea of a holiday is most people’s idea of work. Richard participated in the 2014 Summer Organ Academy which is held annually in Haarlem. Awesome that he got to play on the Müller organ in the Grote Kerk, Haarlem. A then nine-year old Mozart played on this famous organ! In 2016, he attended the Smarano Organ Academy in Italy. He returns to Smarano this July to attend the workshops once again.
Prior to joining Trivitt, Richard was Music Director and organist of the Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church. He was also a past chairman of the Arts Richmond Hill Music Festival and Choral Extravaganza Committees. In 2015, Richard, with a group of friends started the Richmond Hill Northern Harmony, a non-profit organization to promote community through choral music. Since 2016, the group has successfully produced Choral Bonanza, which invites various choral groups to sing individually and as one. In 2012, he performed on an 1893 Casavant organ in St. Eugene (his Canadian hometown) to celebrate its designation as a historic organ. Richard has a doctorate in conducting from Ball State University, Indiana. In 1995, he founded Vivace Orchestra in Ottawa which was invited to perform in the Governor General Summer Concerts that year. He has conducted various orchestras, choirs, operas, and bands in his native Austria, in Canada, and the United States.