rachelmahonsmallerRachel Mahon is Assistant Organist at Chester Cathedral, a post she combines with a busy international recital schedule. Recent and future recitals include an opening concert for the Montreal Symphony with an all-English programme at Maison symphonique de Montréal and recitals at St Alban’s Cathedral, the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Convention 2016, Orgelsommer Festival 2016, St. Michaelis Church, Lüneburg, Germany, and at St Thomas, Fifth Avenue, New York. She is equally experienced as an accompanist, performing extensively with numerous choirs, including the Mendelssohn Singers, the Elora Festival Singers and the Tallis Choir of Toronto. Rachel was Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral in London from 2014-16. As one of the full time organists, she regularly played and conducted services, working with the world famous Cathedral Choir in the daily cycle of worship as well as for services of national significance. Rachel has won numerous awards and competitions in Canada, including a graduating scholarship from the University of Toronto and the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. She holds a BMus degree in Organ Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Professor John Tuttle. Whilst pursuing her degree, Rachel was the Bevan Organ Scholar at Trinity College, Toronto, as well as the Principal Organist at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church. She has also held organ scholarships at St James’ Cathedral, Toronto and at Truro Cathedral, Cornwall. Rachel currently studies with Henry Fairs at the Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2012, Rachel and fellow organist Sarah Svendsen founded the duo ‘Organized Crime’. They aim to entertain audiences not only with their music, but with their crazy antics. More information may be found at organizedcrimeduo.com.

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