On Wednesday, November 21st, our Music Director Jeremy Spurgeon received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Alberta.
One of our country’s foremost organists, pianists, accompanists and choir directors, Jeremy Spurgeon has devoted his talents to building and serving Edmonton’s music community for nearly four decades. A versatile performer and dedicated mentor to generations of young musicians, he is also an advocate for classical and church music in Edmonton. He played a crucial role in lobbying to build the Davis Concert Organ—the largest concert organ in Canada—at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music. Spurgeon is principal organist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has been music director at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral since 1980. In 2015, he received the Diocese of Edmonton’s Excellence in Music Award and the City of Edmonton’s Citation Award for Arts and Culture. -By SEAN TOWNSEND
Here you can read his speech: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aLaoXKwyL-Qh71h36JNSBeOlzw_6UMG7/view
Congratulations Jeremy! We are so happy for you and this is a well deserved honour!