Music at St. Andrew’s features one of Barrie’s own – Marilyn Reesor. Equally talented at both the piano and organ, she will likely play both instruments at a concert in May.
By day she is the director of music at St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Am Shalom Synagogue and Collier Street United Church, all in Barrie.
As concert pianist and organist, she has participated in many recital series across the country. As an organist, she has performed for services and concerts at Canada’s largest cathedrals and churches including St. James Cathedral and St. Paul’s on Bloor Street in Toronto, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, England.
She is also a member of The Purveyors, a popular Barrie group that plays everything from Dave Hadfield’s humorous songs to east-coast favourites, jigs and reels, and music in the Celtic tradition. While she normally plays fiddle with the group, at a recent concert, she also played the in-house organ.
Reesor and local cellist Alyssa Wright recently joined forces to form a duo called Frizzen Spring. They marked their first concert late last year with eclectic and engaging music from the world of classical and beyond.
Reesor has ARCT’s in piano and organ performance and teaching and an ARCCO with the Royal Canadian College of Organists.
Music at St. Andrew’s features a concert with Reesor, Wednesday, May 15 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St., Barrie, at 12 noon. Admission is $10 for adults, free for students. For more information call 705-726-1181.