St. Paul's Cathedral

Angus Sinclair

Angus Sinclair is the first Affiliate Cathedral Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, having returned in January 2012 to a place with which he has been associated since 1988. 

Angus holds the B.Mus. in Organ Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University (1981), where he studied with Barrie Cabena and Jan Overduin (improvisation); since graduation organ studies have been with John Tuttle, David Palmer, and Karen Anne Schuessler. His piano teachers since 1977 were Marjorie Beckett, Lorraine Flatt, and James Prosser. Angus has also earned the ARCT and LRSM diplomas in Organ Performance, as well as the Associateship of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Angus is the Concert Accompanist for the Parry Sound Choral Collective and served as one of the onsite musicians at the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2001 and again in 2004. He was organ accompanist for the Yorkminster Park Baptist choir tour of the USA (The Cathedral of St John the Divine New York City, St Mark's Church Philadelphia, and Washington National Cathedral), and the St. Paul's Cathedral Choir tour of the UK in the summers of 2006 and 2009 (Ely Cathedral, St. Paul's Cathedral and several churches in the London, England area). 

He has been the "4th Cantor" of the Three Cantors (www.3cantors.com) since their first concert in 1997. Together The Three Cantors have presented over 190 concerts coast to coast, from St. John's Newfoundland to Victoria, B.C. In London, Angus has been the Saturday night piano entertainer at the Villa Cornelia Restaurant, Kent Street since January 1999. 

Currently, Angus is Chair of the Diocese of Huron Organ Committee, and, with Andrew Keegan Mackriell and Canon William Cliff, conducts Church Music workshops in the Diocese of Huron. 

In May of 1999 Angus was granted the Order of Huron by Archbishop Percy O'Driscoll for his services to church music. Together with the Three Cantors he was made an Honorary Member of the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (2007), an Honorary Senior Fellow of Renison College at the University of Waterloo (2007), and received the Alumni Award of Distinction from Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario (2008). Angus won the "Most Popular Organist" category in the Scene London Music Awards in June 2008 and "Most Popular Classical Instrumental Artist" category in 2009 and 2011.

Angus has been featured on several CD recordings, including four with the Three Cantors, two with John MacKay (bagpiper), two with Barbara Gracey (soprano), one with Marque Smith (jazz), as well as four solo recordings. A commissioned anthem was written for the choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and premiered by them in 2011.

Angus' other interests include genealogy, draught horses, local history, and languages/linguistics. Angus lives in an 1881 Ontario cottage in London with his wife, Sulea. 

You may contact Angus by email here: angsinc@hotmail.com

March 2012