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Canon John Bruce Memorial Concerts

The Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series will once again be offered this fall and next spring at St. Norbert Abbey.

Three accomplished organists will be highlighted for the 2015-2016 season:

  • Peter Richard Conte (organ) and Andrew Ennis (flugelhorn)
    Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 2 p.m.
  • Hector Olivera
    Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 2 p.m.
  • Gregory Hand
    Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 2 p.m.

These performances are a gift to the musical world, in the area and beyond.

Profiles and programs coming soon.



Abbey OrganThe Abbey houses an impressive Casavant organ (one of the finest in the country) and is highly regarded among organists throughout the world. The Abbey Church is well known for its acoustics and is considered one of the best venues for concerts in the state. With brilliant performances by world-class organists, these concerts are sure to leave a lasting impression on all who attend.




Canon John O. BruceThe Reverend Canon John O. Bruce was a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac who was enamored with the beautiful sound of the Abbey organ. Because of his friendship with the Norbertine Fathers and love of music, he established a fund for the upkeep of the organ console as well as for the presentation of organ concerts. Through Canon John's generosity, the concerts are free and open to the public so that all may share in the beauty of the Abbey and the organ music within its walls.

Canon John O. Bruce (standing) with Abbot Sylvester Killeen, O. Praem.
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