We are excited to announce OrgelkidsCAN, a project that will introduce a new generation to the wonders and music of the pipe organ!
The Orgelkids program was started in 2009 by Dutch organist Lydia Vroegindeweij to give children an opportunity to learn about, build, and play, a miniature two-rank pipe organ. This program has since spread to Belgium, the United States and now the RCCO is bringing it to Canada. We’re calling our Canadian version of this program OrgelkidsCAN.
The Orgelkids organ is a complete, craftsman-built organ. It arrives in a box that contains all the required parts along with assembly instructions and a complete set of educational materials. During the building phase, which takes about an hour, children learn about the technical aspects of the mechanics of a pipe organ and discover how the sound is created. And, of course, when the organ is built, they play it! When they are done, the kit is disassembled and put back in the box for the next group of children. (Watch how it’s done here https://vimeo.com/166271700)
More information: https://www.rcco.ca/orgelkidscan