Music hall offers chance to test its organ pipes

It’s not every day the public can tap the keys of a Casavant Frères pipe organ.

It’s not every day the public can tap the keys of a Casavant Frères pipe organ.

On Saturday (Oct. 22), the Royal Canadian College of Organists is hosting an open house in the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s Alix Goolden Hall. The haunting, and embracing sound of the Quebec-made Casavant pipe organ, known as Cassie, will be made available from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Musicians are encouraged to bring some music and use the organ as a solo instrument, and to bring an accompanying instrument to play with the organ.

Admission is free. Enter the Hall’s front doors at 907 Pandora Avenue.